Life insurance is very important for you and your family’s financial future.
Financial advisor Matt Keeton puts a strong emphasis on the need for life insurance plans in Auckland, ones that covers permanent disability or major health problems.
Matt says it is essential your financial resources are enough to fill any financial gap that might occur in cases of major health problems or permanent disability.
Personal insurance companies constantly work to make your life insurance simpler, and to suit all your needs through custom-tailored insurance plans. And Matt Keeton works hard to ensure you have affordable personal insurance without compromise.
So, it is very important for you to make the right choice when you are thinking of buying life insurance. Matt Keeton works with you on your personal life insurance policy so you are able to explore and choose the plans that will be suitable to your life stage.
“Why should I buy life insurance?”
That’s a question I’ve been asked countless times in my job as a financial adviser.
And my answer?
There’s only one undisputable reason to buy life insurance (which includes insurance to cover a permanent disability or a major health problem) and it’s this:
“You should buy life insurance when you care about other people in the world and your financial resources aren’t able to fill the financial gap if you were to die, become permanently disabled or suffer a major health problem”.
So, then it simply becomes a question of “where would the financial gaps appear if you die, become permanently disabled or suffer a major health problem”?
For most people, these are where the “financial gaps” might appear:
- Having sufficient cash to pay off all debt, including the biggest debt that most of us have, a mortgage over the family home.
- Enough cash to allow your family (and you personally, if you become permanently disabled or have a major health problem) to take care of themselves and get on with living, without any financial worries.
- Income to replace yours, if you can’t work because of an accident or illness, so that you and your family can carry on living and pay the bills, without any stress.
- Enough money, to give you and your family, the peace of mind of knowing that you can get access to the best medical treatment available should anyone require hospitalisation or specialist medical treatment, without having to rely on the public health system.
Numerous surveys all show the same result, an unexpected major life event (like a death or an acute accident or illness) and financial worries are the biggest causes of stress in our lives. Put them together, and they become even more debilitating.
So, having enough life insurance (which includes insurance to cover a permanent disability or a major health problem) achieves 2 things:
- Shows others that you care; and
- Removes financial stress when you and/or your family have to deal with an unexpected life event.
But “first things first”, what are the “financial gaps” that might appear if you were to die, become permanently disabled or suffer a major health problem, and how big are those gaps?