Sharif Muhammad has helped numerous people realize the importance of having life insurance in his years of experience as a financial planner. Getting this kind of coverage is at the core of the plans he develops for clients.
This is certainly not surprising as the right life insurance plan can serve as a fail-safe for many in the event of their untimely death.
While everyone is encouraged to have, there are groups of people who need the protection of a life insurance policy the most. Muhammad enumerates them as follows.
Parents & Breadwinners
Parents, breadwinners, and married people have one thing in common. They all have dependents relying on their financial help from children to a spouse or an elderly parent.
If you belong in this category, your death can mean that your loved ones would likely deal with unforeseen costs from childcare to living expenses when you pass untimely.
People with Joint Debts
Took out a mortgage with your spouse for your home? You may want to take out a life insurance policy as well. This will help you or your surviving partner afford the remainder of your debt repayment even with the other gone.
The same applies to unmarried couples, siblings or parents and children who have joint loans on their car lease or a rental property that generates income.
People with Plans for others
Life insurance can also serve as a way for you to reach your goals for your kids despite your death. This includes paying for their college education, which may very well be far into the future.
Muhammad shares that he brings up life insurance with his clients after they’ve discussed the specifics of their educational plans for their children.
People with Certain Illnesses
If you are dealing with a severe illness, speak with a financial planner immediately while you’re still relatively healthy. This way, you can get life insurance while you’re still ‘insurable.’
Illnesses of concern include genetic or inherited diseases, certain cancers, and medical conditions like high cholesterol.
Workers at Constant Risk
Of course, if your job entails you to put your life at risk regularly, getting insured is a wise move to make. Performing extremely dangerous tasks comes with the probability that you may go to work one morning and not return at the end of the day.
Having adequate insurance coverage will at least give you some peace of mind that your family will be taken care of once you pass away.