Gary Dek

Gary Dek is a former investment banker and private equity analyst. He blogs at where he provides unbiased life insurance guides for consumers looking for the best, affordable coverage.

June 15, 2015

10 Everyday Things That Cost More Than Term Life Insurance

Adults and parents worry. We worry about our family’s health, safety, financial security and future. But more families need to put their money where their heart is by buying term life insurance. However, the issue isn’t a matter of hypocrisy, but a lack of research and financial literacy. According to a Life Happens and LIMRA study from this year, 65% of households have not purchased life insurance because they think it’s too costly.

To show that this is a common misconception, the group asked Americans to estimate the cost of a 20-year, $250,000 level term life policy for a healthy 30-year-old male. Eight in 10 people overestimated the cost, saying it would $400 a year, which is more than double its actual cost of about $160 a year or about $13 a month. Astonishingly, one in four thought it would cost more than $1,000 a year.

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November 14, 2014

How to Take a Life Insurance Medical Exam

What to expect: As a part of your health exam, the paramed will measure your height and weight, take your blood pressure, and collect blood and urine samples. Afterwards, the paramed will confirm the answers you provided on the health questionnaire you filled out as part of the life insurance application.

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May 28, 2014

6 Things To Do When You Get a Raise At Work

First and foremost, you need to prioritize. Ask yourself if those major items you’ve been meaning to buy are really that important. Go ahead and revel in your success conservatively, but plan what you need to do before what you want to do with the additional money. Here are a few simple tips on what to do when you get a raise at work.

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