Insurance of any type is not usually high on anyone’s list of things to buy when they are young, but buying whole life insurance when just starting out can provide many financial benefits. While the crux of owning life insurance is to protect a person’s family from financial disaster in the event of an early demise, not everyone has the foresight to make this type of plan. Not owning life insurance is like gambling with the survivor’s financial future and whole life insurance can provide additional benefits even while the insured remains alive.
The cost of a whole life insurance policy is based on the age of the person at the time the policy is initiated, with the insurance company considering many things to determine how long that individual is expected to live. Their general health as well as their occupation play into the cost of whole life insurance premiums and the older they are when the policy is started, the higher the premiums will be over the life of the policy.