Category Archives: Insurance Tips

5 Questions to Ask Before Purchasing Term Life Insurance

There are two main advantages of buying term life insurance as opposed to permanent life insurance: Term life insurance is cheaper, and simpler. However, just because term policies themselves are more straightforward doesn’t mean that you should sign on the first one you are offered. As with any important decision, you should be an informed consumer! Here are five questions that you should ask before purchasing term life insurance: 1. … Read More

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The 3 Questions to Ask That Will Save You Money on Term Life Insurance

Buying term life insurance is less expensive (and less complicated!) than buying permanent life insurance, but even with the lower costs, this is still room to save. By asking your insurance agent a few simple questions before you buy, you can end up with a nice amount of savings. (Remember, even if you save $10 a month, that can really add up over the years!) Here are the 3 questions … Read More

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Avoiding Estate Taxes on Life Insurance

Last week we wrote about the importance of estate planning no matter what financial bracket you fall under. And we mentioned that having an estate plan is especially important if you want to make sure your loved ones get the full benefit of your life insurance. Because even though life insurance is not subject to state and federal taxes, it CAN be included in your estate taxes, which means that … Read More

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Do College Students and Recent Graduates Need Life Insurance?

There are a number of reasons why college students and recent graduates don’t usually think about buying life insurance. First of all, thinking about life insurance forces them to confront scenarios that they would probably rather avoid! Second, college students and graduates often don’t have a lot of money, and would rather spend whatever money they do have on rent, paying off student loans and recreational activities. And third, college students are young! … Read More

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Term Life Insurance Without Medical Exam: Yay or Nay?

When buying term life insurance, you may be faced with the option of a policy that doesn’t require you to take a medical exam. While that may sound appealing, how do you know if this is really a good option for you? Let’s start with the basics: The reason that many life insurance policies, term or permanent, require a medical exam is simple: the insurer wants to assess your life … Read More

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