How often do we hear it? A friend or family member has had a heart attack or been diagnosed with cancer at an age that is just, well….wrong! We expect health problems and death when someone gets into their 80’s. It’s not nearly so common in their 50’s and 60’s, or even 70’sÂ anymore. But there’s that once a year shocker where someone we know that is in their 30’s or 40’s has some serious health issue diagnosed. Quite often we hear about their death. The question is, if they knew it was coming, would they consider life insurance differently?
I’ve been there and understand that bomb proof, immortal feeling at that age. We see bad things happen to the wrong people at the wrong age all the time and, because we have a shield of immortality (or denial) around us, we think we are somehow living in a different world. Certainly it could happen to them, but not to us.
Consider for a minute that there is something that would cost less than a dinner out every month. Life insurance can be that inexpensive and in will ensure the future of your family in the event you happen to get being one of them. It can not only insure you now, but it can also guarantee, or lock in your insurability for later years when the chances of health problems increases. Wouldn’t it be great to know that you were still insuring your family’s future for the cost of a dinner a month when you had recently been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, breast cancer or melanoma. Once you have that great rate, it can’t be changed just because your health does.
Maybe life insurance isn’t the most popular subject, but it’s one that should be discussed earlier rather than later. Better that business partners set up a buy/sell agreement and buy business life insurance when they are both healthy. Better that a husband and wife discuss the real needs and make a purchase that will ensure financial security while they are young. I personally think buying juvenile or children’s life insurance with a guaranteed insurability feature is a tremendous gift. One they may not understand for years, but one that can make a huge difference for them down the road.
Like I said yesterday…..it’s time to talk about it. Too much is left undiscussed and as a result, not acted upon. How about we have a very frank discussion for the foreseeable future about this whole idea of pulling all of our collective heads out of the sand and taking a look a reality? I’m up for it!!
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