Replacing lost income … how?

Life insurance replaces lost income when you go below the ground. Lost income to who? To those who depend on that income (which is now lost).

In general, retirees don’t need life insurance UNLESS their pension or Social Security is depended upon by the survivor. In general, if nobody else depends on your income then you don’t need life insurance. But, if someone as a survivor depends on your contribution of income then how do you replace that lost income?

One way is to have assets saved up that you are not currently using. The assets then spring into action to provide the income the survivor needs. If the assets are not there, then that is what life insurance does … the proceeds are invested and become the assets needed to provide the lost income.

That’s all life insurance is … assets you don’t have to provide the income your survivor needs when your income goes away.

Otherwise, the survivor may need to make an unplanned adjustment to where and how they live.

Therefore, Life Insurance replaces lost income for those who still depend on that income (working or retired).

Disability Insurance replaces lost income when you are still above the ground (and still working).

 

About Larry Frank, Sr.

Larry R Frank Sr., MBA, CFP®, is an experienced financial advisor and a published author on Retirement Planning Research. Have a financial question? Click Here to Ask Larry

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