What happens after your kids have made that $10 in coins and bills? How do they budget? How much should be spent, what should be saved and given to charity?
Most people think of life insurance only when they want to protect their family and provide a source of replacement income in the event of their death. They don’t think of it as a buffer to replace lost assets due to market volatility—for example, the market goes south and you die before you have the time to rebuild or replace the lost assets.
Each year Life Happens and LIMRA join forces to get the latest and greatest information about what consumers are thinking when it comes to their financial concerns as well as what insurance coverages they do or don’t have—and why! And that’s just the start. Here are some of the key findings:
We asked some top advisors what their advice is for being financially fit. Here’s what they shared with us. How many of these can you tick off?
It’s about the flow. Watch your cash flow and live within your means—that’s the starting point. Once that’s under control, plan for the future, including what if something happens to you.