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When is the Right Time to Buy Life Insurance?

When is the right time to buy Life Insurance by Matthew GardnerEveryone knows when they need to purchase auto, home or health insurance. But how do you know if, or when, you need life insurance? It’s simple, just ask yourself: “If I died tomorrow, would I leave anyone with a financial burden?” If the answer is “Yes,” it’s time to look for a plan that will provide you with peace of mind, knowing that your debts or loved ones will be taken care of in the event of your death.

It is important to understand the different types of life insurance in order to select the type of coverage that best meets your needs. Life insurance can be more than just providing a death benefit, some types can also be a source of retirement income, fund a child’s education or a source of cash in an emergency.

If you have life insurance, it’s important to regularly review your coverage to ensure that it continues to meet your needs as part of your overall financial planning. According to a recent study by Life Insurance and Market Research Association (LIMRA), 48 million households believe they do not have enough life insurance coverage.

The internet can be a great place to start gathering information about life insurance products available and their cost. However, utilizing a Web-based insurance brokerage website to make a final purchasing decision often leads to lower customer satisfaction.

According to a 2009 survey by Beall Research & Training, Inc., 62 percent of respondents bought their insurance through an agent and were significantly more satisfied than those who purchased online in regard to how easy it was to understand their options and to choose a plan that gave them the best coverage tailored to their needs.

There are many things to consider when choosing life insurance and a knowledgeable, licensed agent can work with you to select a plan that fits your needs and budget. A good insurance agent should be an expert at what they do, dedicated to helping you find the right products for you, and be able to help you understand not just the questions you have but to educate you to know what questions to ask. The right time to buy life insurance is when you’ve asked yourself those questions and know it’s time to protect the ones you love.


Author: Matthew Gardner

Matthew Gardner’s agency is contracted with Insphere Insurance Solutions which is located here, in Scottsdale, Arizona. Matthew is focused on educating his clients on how to protect themselves in an ever-changing environment.

Matthew is married to his best friend and beautiful college sweetheart Amanda. Matthew and Amanda live in Scottsdale with their two children. When he is not taking his family on adventures you may be able to find him golfing, scuba diving, traveling, dining or sailing.

Matthew Gardner and his FamilyMatthew is a third generation native of Arizona and graduated from ASU with an International Business Degree. As a dedicated insurance professional he is continually working on advance designations which will increase his ability to help his clients. Matthew and Amanda are active members of their community and enjoy spending time with their family and friends.

Something not too many people know about Matt is that he won a 2007 Fat Boy Harley Davidson in a charity raffle. Matthew’s key to success is “with hard work and a little determination great things are possible!”


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