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Choosing The Right Life Insurance Policy
When it comes to choose a life insurance policy, it's very important to make sure you get the right amount of coverage at the right price for your budget.
But keep in mind that nothing replaces talking it over with a life insurance agent. When you're ready to get connected with a local agent, use our free service above.
So how can you tell how much life insurance you'll need? There are many different things to consider:
- Your mortgage
- College tuition for your children
- Other future financial obligations
You'll also have to consider how much you can afford for your policy. Buying life insurance means finding the right balance between the amount of coverage you need with what is affordable for your budget.
What kinds of life policies are available?
Let's take a look at a few different life insurance options:
Whole life insurance is a permanent policy where benefits are guaranteed to be paid out as long as you keep paying your premiums. Whole life premiums also never change, and your policy gains cash value over time.
Universal life insurance is a more flexible option than whole life. With a universal life policy, you can adjust your monthly premiums according to what you can afford. If you'd like to accumulate more cash value faster, you can raise up your premiums. If you want to save on your monthly bills, you're free to lower them.
Variable universal life insurance is another option that lets you adjust your monthly premiums and direct those premiums to separate investment accounts. With variable universal life, there is chance you can earn even more cash value than with other life policies. But there is also more risk of losing value.
The best way to explore your life insurance options is to talk it over with a professional agent. They can give you expert advice, help you read all the fine print, and direct you to a life policy that will work best for you.
When you're ready to connect with agents and get free life quotes, use our free service above.