5 reasons you should buy life insurance

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If you're working hard to create a good life for yourself and your loved ones, it's smart to protect it. Nobody wants to think about being suddenly unable to work or passing away, but you need to if you have people depending on you.

This is where life insurance can help. It can't stop the unexpected from occurring, but it can protect those depending on you financially if something bad happens. Here's why you need to think about buying life insurance.

For peace of mind

As we get older, we tend to have more people depending on us. If you were to pass away, how would your closest get by without you? Life insurance isn't about stopping the unexpected from occurring — nobody can do that — but it can provide you with peace of mind. It can pay your beneficiaries (the people you nominate when you buy a policy) a large lump sum to pay off debts like a mortgage and car loan, as well as cover everyday living expenses.

Getting life insurance sooner rather than later also tends to be cheaper the younger and healthier you are. You can find out how much it's likely to cost you by getting a life insurance quote here.

For your family and loved ones

If you have loved ones depending on you financially, it's highly worth considering life insurance as it can act as an income replacement for your family when you die. It's especially important if you're the main breadwinner. You'll need to take into consideration everything that you currently pay for, from car and health insurance, to food expenses and tuition fees. You can select the amount of life insurance coverage you would like when you apply for a quote.

So that you can pay off debts

If you were to pass away, the last thing you would want is to burden your family with debt on top of the emotional stress. Life insurance payouts usually range from around $500,000 to $5 million which can take care of things like your mortgage, credit cards and car loans — not to forget everyday expenses. It can also pay for funeral and burial costs.

So that you can leave an inheritance

When you get a life insurance quote, you can also increase your life insurance coverage so that you can pay off all your debts and more importantly create an inheritance for your kids. It's comforting to know that when you pass away, you're able to leave your loved ones with something behind. That's why life insurance is one of the best ways to set your kids and family up for the future; it allows them to continue improving the life you built for them.

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