Focusing On Life Insurance

By: Jonathan Carlson

Life insurance may seem like a no-brainer to those who have done the research and taken time to purchase a good policy. However, there are many individuals out there who do not have life insurance. For whatever reason, these people do not realize that life insurance is an incredibly important part of your long term financial plan. When someone passes away, life insurance helps those around them deal with the monetary issues once they are gone. Not having life insurance can mean that a potential financial crisis for your loved ones could be around the corner. This causes grief and issues on a family who is already suffering enough.

"People generally do not like to save," said Rene Lacape, Member of the San Diego Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and Marketing Manager for Equote Life Insurance. "It isn't that they cant save. It isn't that they do not have money to save. It's the fact that they do not want to save more. The money that should be set aside for your life insurance premium should be considered "savings" not just for your premium but understanding the big picture in terms of the security the policy provides in the event of death."

It is important for people to have life insurance, which essentially replaces the policyholder with a monetary value once they are gone. They have put money and assets into the savings over the years and if they do not have the financial savings to replace that, it is considered a looming economic loss that can burden your loved ones for years to come.

"Economic loss is never good," reminds Rene Lacape. "While it is sad to consider human life in terms of money, it is true. When someone passes away, there is a loss to the family with regards to spouses and children. Economically speaking, someone saving money to replace themselves financially is important but unfortunately unachievable for most people."

Getting someone to replace himself or herself financially can be a stretch as some fail to see why they need to save money that would benefit survivors should they pass away. Some people are preoccupied with their own wants and often overlook investing in a vehicle like life insurance. It is important to get them to realize that they need to replace themselves in terms of income so their family avoids hardship in coming years.

"In the end, it is all about replacing the value of a human life in terms of assets and family security," added Rene Lacape. "Everyone makes their own small stamp on the economy. If that value is not replaced in the form of monetary funds that would not be out there, it is lost. The goal is to not lose that economic value. This is viewed from sort of a macroeconomic perspective as well as a personal perspective."

While it may seem awkward to think of human life in terms of its monetary and economic value, it is crucial to get clients to understand the value of life insurance. When they realize that not having life insurance can affect the family, and cause economic loss, they may begin to realize the importance of saving that much more money and purchasing the right insurance policy.

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