Life insurance is a way to show your loved ones how important they are to you and how much you want to take care of them if you pass away. No one likes to think about passing away, but other than taxes, it is the only certainty in life. Life insurance comes in two basic types. There is some variation between the two types, but generally speaking, you will choose between whole life and term life. Both of them have pluses and minuses and can have a place in a lifetime financial plan. At Spring Grove Insurance in Spring Grove, IL, we are independent agents. This allows us to shop around for our customers to offer them the best products at reasonable rates.
Whole life insurance
Whole life insurance is what it sounds like, life insurance that remains static for your entire life. You often will purchase it when you are young, and it is well priced, and you will pay the same price for the coverage until you die. It does have some real pluses in addition to the rate that never rises, and it earns dividends. This is not going to be a bigger earner, but it will be safe and steady, and if saving is not something you are good at, this is a way to do it painlessly. You can also borrow against the cash value, and there will be cash value that can be cashed in if needed.
Term life insurance is insurance that you buy for a set term. The price will remain the same throughout the term, but when the term is over, the likelihood is that the new premium will be considerably higher than the original. It has no cash value, but the monthly cost is lower. You are paying for protection, not saving.
Both types of life insurance can be beneficial, and at Spring Grove Insurance in Spring Grove, IL, we look forward to discussing the benefits of both with you. Please stop by our office or give us a call.