Father’s Day is a great reminder that every dad needs life insurance. It’s the best gift he can get.
[Editor’s Note: This blog was originally published on June 16, 2014. The content has updated.]
Father’s Day only comes around once a year. It’s a special day for dads across the nation. I should know. I have three kids of my own.
Father’s Day is a wonderful opportunity to remind ourselves of the tremendous privilege and responsibility we have as fathers and of the gift of family. With that in mind, I want to ask you: do you have life insurance coverage? And if you do, are you sure you have enough coverage to meet your family’s needs?
You Know You Need It
According to LIMRA (Life Insurance and Market Research Association), “middle aged (35-54) married men are typically in their highest earning years and half are fathers. Yet, this group had double-digit decreases in the proportion owning individual life insurance from 2004-2010.” Life insurance provides peace of mind that’s worth its weight in gold. Just the knowledge that your family’s future is safe thanks to that policy will mean one less thing keeping you up at night.
Your Life Insurance Coverage Should Meet Your Family’s Needs
Most families who already have a policy don’t believe they have enough coverage. If you need help calculating how much coverage you need, use this life insurance needs calculator. Apart from replacement of income, debts and inflation, you may want to take into consideration your children’s college education or even a future wedding or two.
Life insurance needs change as you enter different phases of your life. Review your coverage at major life events such as the birth of children, buying a house, or venturing into a business.
You may be surprised to know that life insurance is not that expensive. Find out just how affordable it could be for you by simply getting a quote from any of the top carriers out there.
Let this Father’s Day inspire you to give the back your family’s love. Make sure you’ve got a policy that’s in force and that provides coverage that sufficiently meets your loved ones’ needs. It’s one of the most thoughtful and practical gifts you could give to your family.