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Questions tagged [life-insurance]

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For very high-net worth individuals, does it make sense to not have insurance?

Various types of insurance (health, car, life) protect you from relatively low probability but very expensive events in life (cancer, serious car accident, etc.) For the average person, it makes sense ...
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When is Cash Value Life Insurance a good or bad idea?

What makes CVLI either good or bad? If you get it while young (~23 years old) and have a respectable starting salary then what are some benefits or detriments to having it? The specific policy I'm ...
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Why should I invest my money in a life insurance policy?

As i am 24 now i get lot of calls from lot of insurance companies asking to take up an insurance policy.... So i decided to get answers for some of my questions in basicallymoney... Why should i ...
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How much life insurance do I need?

What is the best way to determine how much life insurance I need?
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How can life insurance possibly work as investment?

Every here and there I hear about the following investment option: There's an insurance company that is willing to take my money and hold it for some very long time (like 5 years or more) and then ...
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What kind of life insurance is cheaper? I'm not sure about term vs. whole vs. universal, etc

What kind of life insurance policies are the cheapest? what are the features of different kinds of policies out there? What should I be looking for?
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Whole life insurance as an investment vehicle

From everything I have read I still cannot be convinced of Whole Life Insurance but it seems to be the first thing any financial advisor is trained to sell. From what I read there are minimum ...
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If I’m beneficiary on a life insurance policy can gamy make me share it

My mother in law named me as her beneficiary on her life Insurance policy. She lived with me for many years before passing. We are in the state of North Carolina . One of her sons has decided that he ...
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Is the “Bank on Yourself” a legitimate investment strategy, or a scam?

There seem to be a lot of advertisements by "Bank on Yourself", promising to show how you can invest in a certain type of life insurance policy. Is this really a legitimate investment strategy, or ...
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Do laddered term life-insurance strategies give significant savings over getting re-rated with shorter term policies?

I have been reevaluating my life-insurance strategy and having remembered an article about using laddered term life insurance to give you a higher amount of coverage in the short term with reducing ...
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When do I need life insurance?

checked threads before asking: 1 2 3 I have been so focused on running away of debt, that I haven't thought on future events. I am trying to decide when do I know that I need life insurance? My ...
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What's the difference between Term and Whole Life insurance?

How would one decide which is most appropriate? Are there tax or benefits differences that one offers over the other?
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Comparing Life Insurance Proposals

I want to compare different types of Life Insurance in which a series of annual premiums are paid for a specific term. At the end of policy term, which may be longer than premium paying term, a ...
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Are there benefits to purchasing term life insurance with an option to convert to whole life, and what type of consumers should purchase it?

Most of what I read says, "whole life insurance is not for you", but they don't elaborate much more than that. There's even less about term life insurance that has an option to convert to whole life ...
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Is Cash Value Life Insurance (“whole life” insurance) a good idea for my future?

I sat down with an insurance representitive today and listened to their proposal regarding Cash Value Life Insurance (CVLI) and long term investing. I am a 36 year old guy recently married with no ...
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Buying Whole Life Insurance with adjustable term protection at 27?

I am a 27 year old male with no dependents, not married, $60,000/year income, and a poor family health history(Dad died of heart attack, mom of cancer, 3 living brothers with heart attack, diabetes, ...
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Why do people take out life insurance on their children? Should I take out a policy on my child?

I've always found those flyers that the schools send home in September contemptible. But maybe I'm the one in the dark...? If the purpose of life insurance is to replace a wage-earner's income in ...
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Is permanent life insurance necessary in retirement?

I have a salesman trying to convince me that permanent is a great option. What I can't wrap my head around is why I would want permanent life insurance in my old age if I have a retirement nest egg. ...
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Will says “divide estate equally”. Life insurance has one named beneficiary. Can proceeds be made estate property?

If a parent dies and leaves a will that divides the estate equally, but also leaves a life insurance plan that names only one child as a beneficiary, can the other siblings force the life insurance ...
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Is there a benefit, long term, to life insurance for a youngish, debt, and dependent free person?

Something that has been nagging at me lately. Let's take a person: 30 years old, US, non smoker, no significant medical problems No debt (of any kind, mortgage, student, or credit card) No plans to ...
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How can you find out what life insurance a deceased person had?

So it seems like the way life insurance is supposed to work for a deceased person is that the beneficiary is supposed to somehow inform the insurance company of the insureds death (presumably by ...
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Evaluating an endowment policy for its fairness against other tax saving options in India such as PPF, EPF and even FDs

I am talking about specific endowment policy: Jeevan Anand. Firstly, there was old Jevaan Anand (Plan 149). And now there is new Jeevan Anand (plan 815). I had old Jeevan Anand policy. It is endowment ...