Buying your first home? When your mortgage application is approved, your lender will likely ask if you want to purchase mortgage insurance. Before you say yes, remember you have other options for protecting your family and ensuring your mortgage is paid off, should you die unexpectedly. For many, including millennials, purchasing term life insurance may prove to be the more financially savvy choice. Contact a life insurance advisor before you close the deal to find out which option is best for you.
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?