Why should I get life insurance?
For many of us, life insurance never crosses our mind until we go through some kind of life-changing event. The fact is thirty-something’s are not walking around thinking about life insurance. It is not until some important event in our lives takes place, such as getting married, buying a house, or having kids, that we start thinking more about our obligations, responsibilities and priorities.
The following are typical life events that can lead to people considering the purchase of life insurance:
- 1. Getting married
When you get married, you often share financial obligations. Would your spouse have enough money to keep their current standard of living, cover your funeral costs and pay off any debt?
(Statistics Canada 2008)
- 1. Buying a home
Could your family cover the mortgage payments and all of the associated household maintenance costs if you died too soon?
(Statistics Canada 2016)
- 3. Starting a family
If something happens to you, would your children have all of the opportunities you dreamed of? Would there be enough money for daycare or tuition for college or university?
(Statistics Canada 2019)
- 4. Starting a business
Would your business survive if you, or a business partner, passed away?
(Statistics Canada 2018)
If you find yourself entering one of these exciting events in life, speak to an advisor who can explain the benefits of life insurance for protecting your income in the future should the unexpected occur. What made you decide to buy life insurance? Share your story with us.
Did You Know?
On a monthly basis, life insurance can cost less than a cup of coffee?
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Based on a cup of coffee at $2.45, purchased 31 days per month.
2 Initial monthly cost for a healthy, 30 year old female, non-smoker purchasing $250,000 of Empire Life Simplified 10 term life insurance as of January 31, 2023. Premiums increase every 10 years.