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Life Insurance Articles

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May 1, 2024 | By Matt Frankel, CFP®

How Much Life Insurance Should You Have as a 40-Year-Old?

There's no set-in-stone rule, but here's how to figure out the right amount of coverage for you. Keep reading to find out the formula.
April 30, 2024 | By Matt Frankel, CFP®

I Got Life Insurance When I Was Only 33 Years Old. Here's Why

I bought a policy nearly a decade ago, despite the low risk of needing to use it. Keep reading to learn why it's best to buy insurance at a young age.
April 27, 2024 | By Ben Gran

4 Life Insurance Riders Every Senior Should Consider

Want to buy life insurance as a senior? Don't forget about riders. Here's how the best life insurance riders can help you with long-term care and other costs.
April 25, 2024 | By Devon Delfino

How to Get Life Insurance Fast as a Senior

If you need fast life insurance coverage as a senior, traditional policies may not make sense. Read on to learn about three smart policy options to consider.
April 25, 2024 | By Jordi Lippe-McGraw

5 Ways for Seniors to Save Money on Life Insurance

Don't pay more for life insurance than you need to. Discover how seniors can save on life insurance with five key strategies.
April 24, 2024 | By Jordi Lippe-McGraw

4 Underrated Life Insurance Benefits Every Senior Should Know

Life insurance can offer more than peace of mind for seniors. Dive in for hidden benefits and financial strategies.
April 22, 2024 | By Ben Gran

How Much Life Insurance Should You Have as a 50-Year-Old?

Buying life insurance at 50 years old is definitely doable, but you need a plan. See how much life insurance you should have at this age.
April 22, 2024 | By Ben Gran

3 Expensive Life Insurance Mistakes Seniors Must Avoid

If you're buying life insurance, consider how it will fit into your overall financial goals. Read on for more insurance tips for seniors.
April 19, 2024 | By Maurie Backman

Is This Life Insurance Myth Stopping You From Buying It?

It's important to understand the ins and outs of life insurance. Read on to get to the bottom of one big myth.
April 17, 2024 | By Ashley Maready

I'm 40 Years Old and Still Don't Have Life Insurance. Here's Why

Not everyone needs life insurance. Keep reading to learn why one writer has opted out of coverage.
April 16, 2024 | By Maurie Backman

Almost Half of Americans Expect to Pass Debt to Loved Ones When They Die

Don't want to leave your loved ones with debt? Read on for a way to avoid that fate.
April 13, 2024 | By Dana George

How Much Life Insurance Should You Have as a 60-Year-Old?

Life insurance is designed to protect the people who depend on you after you're gone. Here, we look at how much coverage you need at age 60.
April 10, 2024 | By Maurie Backman

Should You Bother Buying Life Insurance Once You Turn 50?

By age 50, you may be looking ahead toward retirement. But that doesn't mean you can't benefit from life insurance. Read on to learn more.
April 8, 2024 | By Chris Neiger

5 Mistakes Seniors Make When Buying Life Insurance

Looking for life insurance policies? Avoid these mistakes when picking out a plan.
April 6, 2024 | By Maurie Backman

How Much Life Insurance Should You Have as a 70-Year-Old?

You're really never too old to have life insurance. But you may not need as much at an older age as you do at a younger one.
April 6, 2024 | By Maurie Backman

Here's What Happens When Seniors Don't Get Life Insurance

If you don't have life insurance, your surviving loved ones might suffer financially in your absence. Read on to learn more.
April 4, 2024 | By Lyle Daly

How Much Life Insurance Should You Have as an 80-Year-Old?

Life insurance needs change as you get older. See how much coverage you should have when you're 80 years old.
April 4, 2024 | By Lyle Daly

Is It Ever Too Late to Buy Life Insurance?

Life insurance is more expensive for older adults. Discover if there's ever a point where you're too old to get a policy.
Feb. 26, 2024 | By Maurie Backman

Do You Need Life Insurance if You Only Have Pets and Not Human Dependents?

Many people buy life insurance to protect a child or spouse. But what about your pets? Find out if life insurance is a necessity for pet owners.
Feb. 4, 2024 | By Maurie Backman

Signed Up for Employer Life Insurance During Open Enrollment? Here's Why You Might Still Want a Separate Policy

Employer life insurance can be fairly affordable. Read on to find out why it also may not be enough.
Jan. 30, 2024 | By Maurie Backman

Buying Life Insurance in 2024? Be Very Careful With This Type of Policy

There's one type of life insurance that has the potential to break the bank. And buying it means taking a risk. Read on to learn more.
Jan. 30, 2024 | By Maurie Backman

Here's Why Getting Life Insurance Could Be the Most Important Move You'll Make in 2024

Don't have life insurance yet to help provide for your loved ones? Read on to see why you're taking a big risk.
Jan. 24, 2024 | By Maurie Backman

Less Than 1 in 3 Americans Aged 18 to 34 Have Life Insurance. Should You Be Insured at Such a Young Age?

Your need for life insurance hinges more on your circumstances than age. Read on to learn more.
Jan. 20, 2024 | By Christy Bieber

The One Change You Need to Make in Your Life Insurance Plan

The most important change that policyholders may need to make to a life insurance policy is to update beneficiaries as needed. Find out why.
Jan. 19, 2024 | By Devon Delfino

3 Top Tips to Choose the Right Life Insurance for Your Needs

The best life insurance policy will provide adequate coverage at a cost you can easily afford. But add-ons may be a vital factor, too. Learn more.