Thinking about life insurance, but don’t know where to start? You’re not alone! 61% of Canadians have no coverage or inadequate life insurance coverage.1 We get it. Choosing the right life insurance for you is a big decision. Whether you have a family that relies on you for income, or have debts to pay off should the unexpected happen, life insurance can be a great financial planning tool.
Signing a mortgage can be the best time for first-time home buyers to consider term life insurance.
For many Canadians in their 50’s or older, their term life insurance policies may have come to an end. Would you know what to do next? As you get older, it’s important to re-evaluate your life insurance needs. How many years do you want to earn income before you retire? Or if you die, do you want to leave a financial cushion for your spouse, or contribute to your children or grandchildren’s education?
Young or old, planning for the future with life insurance is too often forgotten or placed on the back burner. You should think about life insurance when you have financial obligations, responsibilities and priorities. Could your family cover the mortgage payments and household maintenance costs if you died too soon? Would there be enough money for your children’s daycare, tuition for college or university?
Most millennials think they don’t need life insurance. But did you know that nearly 3 out of 5 millennials say that if they suddenly passed away they would be concerned about the financial wellbeing of their loved ones?For many in this age range, life insurance never crosses their minds until a life changing event like marriage or having kids takes place.
There is no question that confusion exists when it comes to the topic of life insurance, and where there is confusion, mistakes can happen. So, to help you learn from other’s experiences, here are some common life insurance mistakes to avoid before, during and after you make a life insurance purchase:
Buying a home can be the single biggest purchase an individual will ever make.
How much you will pay for life insurance is based on several factors including your age, health and smoking status. Check out this infographic to help you understand all the factors that may influence your life insurance quote: