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I was so paralyzed by perfectionism that I couldn’t decide on life insurance until a conversation with an expert changed my thinking

Perfectionism can prevent you from making important decisions, like buying a life insurance policy or setting up a retirement account.

I’m young, single, and healthy, but I just bought $300,000 of life insurance and it was a no-brainer

Realizing that my own death could create a financial burden for my family members made it clear to me that life insurance is a no-brainer.
The author and her daughter at the beach.

Having a baby forced me to confront my mortality, but spending $6.50 a month on life insurance means I don’t lose sleep over it

During her pregnancy, she saw wolves around every corner, so she invested in a safety net to protect her daughter — and that included life insurance.
The author and her husband.

My husband is my caregiver, and spending $45 a month on his life insurance means I won’t be alone if he dies

She has schizophrenia and needs support — a life insurance policy means she can still afford care if her husband dies.
If you have dependents relying on your income, you probably need life insurance. A company like Bestow can help you get it.

Online life insurance company Bestow offers competitive pricing, for 2 to 20 years at a time. Here’s how it works and what to expect.

Bestow is an online life insurance company that provides term life insurance plans covering people for two, 10, or 20 years.

Fabric’s affordable life insurance is ideal for families with young children, but anyone can benefit

Fabric is a digital life insurance company that's geared towards parents who have kids living at home.
The "AD&D" in AD&D insurance is short for accidental death and dismemberment.

If your job offers AD&D insurance, it’s worth signing up for

AD&D insurance, short for accidental death and dismemberment, pays out a benefit if the insured is killed or severely injured in a covered accident.
Jeff Rose.

I’m a financial adviser, and I can tell you the only 20-somethings who get enough life insurance through work are the ones who don’t need ...

Is an employer-sponsored life insurance policy the right amount for most 20-somethings? Only if you don't need insurance in the first place.
The author's parents with two of their grandchildren.

After my dad died from cancer at 54, I made sure my life insurance policy covered my funeral — and my mortgage

Her father always felt indestructible so never invested in life insurance. After his death, though, she knew she had to make changes in her own life.
Group life insurance might not be enough to protect your family.

Group life insurance from work tends to be a good deal, but it’s usually not enough — and you can’t take it with you

However, when you have your own term life insurance, you pick the policy value and keep it no matter where you work.