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Term and Whole Life Insurance: Explaining the basics

Curious about the differences between whole life and term life insurance? These common types of coverage could both help protect your family’s well-being, but each comes with distinct advantages. This video explores what you should know about these two policies, so you can feel empowered to make informed decisions about your financial future.
March 6, 2024
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Term and whole life insurance
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You're always looking out for your family.

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And that's one thing that will never change.

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But life changes all the time.

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That's why understanding your life insurance options can be helpful,

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so you can continue looking out for your loved ones, especially when they need it the most.

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Whole Life and Term Life are two major types of life insurance,

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both designed to help protect your family financially after you're gone.

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So how do you know which of these might be right for you?

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Whole Life provides coverage for the rest of your life,

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has fixed monthly payments, and can't be canceled should your health decline, as long as your premium is paid.

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Term Life provides temporary coverage for 10 years, 20 years, or more.

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And for some people, it may have lower monthly payments.

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It can also be converted to Whole Life insurance, if your needs change.

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Families who select Term often choose to cover the years

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they'd need financial support the most, like when their kids are in school or while they have a mortgage.

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So in summary,

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Whole Life is designed to provide coverage for your “whole” or entire life.

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And Term Life covers a specific period of time, or term.

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