2 weeks ago ·
by Mrs. Mapp ·
When it comes to life insurance, opinions tend to take precedence over the facts; term life insurance is viewed as affordable, while whole life insurance is considered secure.
Unfortunately, like most things in life, the actual situation is somewhat more complex.
Discover the truth about whole life insurance and whether or not it is the right move for your portfolio, based on these facts.
Unlike term life insurance, whole life policies are permanent.
Once the initial term is completed, term life coverage might become more expensive, whereas whole life tends to become more competitively priced over the long run.
All or Nothing
Whole life insurance offers a death benefit just like term life but also provides additional protection in the form of “cash value.” Unlike a term life policy that pays nothing unless you die, whole life policies allow you to recapture or “cash in” a portion of what you invested over the years.
Another attractive feature of whole life insurance is the ability to borrow from the policy in the event you need a loan. Because a portion of the money is set aside into a savings account, whole life policies can provide additional funds in the event of an emergency or even serious illness.
Most experts agree, if you are short on cash or need a policy for less than 10 years, term life insurance is typically the most affordable route. For those who require more than 10 years of coverage or can invest a larger portion of their income up front, whole life often provides valuable protection over the long term. Ask your agent for a comparative price quote demonstrating the long-term cost as well as the benefit of each policy option; you might be surprised to learn how affordable whole life insurance is when used as a financial planning tool.
1 month ago ·
by Mrs. Mapp ·
Most people shop for auto insurance after they have purchased a new vehicle, but for the best rates and biggest savings, it’s actually better to begin at the end.
Learn how to buy right to save big on car insurance costs without putting the brakes on the fun.
Shop Used Rather Than New
Not only will a used vehicle mean a slower rate of depreciation, but it’s often less expensive to insure a gently used car.
The sweet spot of savings is on vehicles roughly two to three years old and with less than 45,000 miles, although it varies considerably from car to car.
Keep Credit Tuned
Not only does good credit help reduce the cost of financing your new vehicle but insurance companies routinely consider credit score, driving record and other personal criteria in the cost of insurance.
Make it a priority to stay in shape by performing annual credit evaluations while steering clear of traffic violations in order to obtain the best rates.
Call for Quotes – Especially on Customized Cars
That super-charged engine or enhanced wheel package might look fantastic but tripping the light fantastic could cost you a bundle when it comes time to buy insurance. In fact, depending upon the type of work performed, it may negate the warranty and limit the terms of liability should damage related to the custom changes occur.
Safety Rating Rule
Perform a search for the most recent safety rating associated with the make and model of the car you are considering for purchase.
How you legally hold title to the vehicle is especially important when it comes time to purchase an auto insurance policy.
Parents or partners with poor driving records should pay special attention to how the title may impact the purchase of auto insurance.
If you need a quote, call the office.