There are many reasons why people buy life insurance and why it’s important to protect both you and your family. The most common reasons are:
To pay your final expenses.
Life insurance can help for pay for such things as funeral costs, probate and other estate administration expenses. When you pass away there may also be other debts that need to be cleared. By having life insurance, you ensure no one is left out of pocket when you die.
Providing capital or an income for your family and dependants.
If you have people that depend on your income, then life insurance is a way on ensuring that it’s still there in the event of your death. That way you can make sure your dependants are financially stable and can continue the same quality of life if you’re no longer around.
Create an inheritance for your heirs.
A life insurance policy can help you create an “inheritance” for family and friends in the event of your death, even if you have no other assets. You simply name your legal beneficiaries who may wish to use this money for a head start in life such as a deposit for a house, university tuition fees or even their first car or a life changing holiday.
Pay off your mortgage.
If you have a mortgage on your property, then life insurance is something you really should have. A suitable policy will pay off the whole debt for your family should you pass away ensuring that your family can continue to live in the family home without having to worry about keeping up repayments having lost both you and your income. If you don’t have a family you might simply want to leave the property to someone you care about as part of your estate.