Life insurance can be an extremely important, even essential, part of your financial plan. One of its most attractive aspects for many individuals and families is the death benefit of the policy—the money that the insurance company pays out in the event of the insured’s death.
But navigating the life insurance landscape can be tricky—and people often make costly mistakes. Three of the biggest we see regularly:
Buying too much—or too little—insurance due to a lack of understanding of their true financial needs
Paying for life insurance using a less-than-ideal method or executing that payment method poorly
Misunderstanding life insurance’s purpose and the reasons for having it
In order to make smart life insurance decisions, there are three questions you need to ask yourself and answer.
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Robert J. Pyle, CFP®, CFA is president of Diversified Asset Management, Inc. (DAMI). DAMI is licensed as an investment adviser with the State of Colorado Division of Securities, and its investment advisory representatives are licensed by the State of Colorado. DAMI will only transact business in other states to the extent DAMI has made the requisite notice filings or obtained the necessary licensing in such state. No follow up or individualized responses to persons in other jurisdictions that involve either rendering or attempting to render personalized investment advice for compensation will be made absent compliance with applicable legal requirements, or an applicable exemption or exclusion. It does not constitute investment or tax advice. To contact Robert, call 303-440-2906 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
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