How to Explain the Importance of a Life Policy to your Spouse

Written by Mike

Are you interested in buying life insurance? If so, you probably have your reasons for feeling this way. Unfortunately, your spouse may not be on the same page. This can make the process very difficult, especially if you want the other person to purchase a policy as well.

If you find yourself in this position, your job is simple: explain the importance of the coverage to your spouse. In other words, you must do whatever it takes to make this person realize that buying coverage right now would be in his or her best interest.

Have you tried to make an argument in the past but have come up short? This can be extremely frustrating. Fortunately, there are things you can do to better your chance of swaying your spouse’s decision in the future.

1. Both of You Should Sit Down With an Agent

This may be just what your spouse needs to understand the importance of life insurance. You may not be able to get across to the other person, but this does not mean that your agent will run into the same struggles. Somebody with professional experience may have an easier time explaining the benefits and overall importance.

2. Remind Your Spouse That His or Her Earnings Are Important to The Finances of The Household

Many people undervalue just how much money they earn. For instance, a spouse that earns less may not understand just how important their income is. You need to explain this, in detail, to ensure that they understand that their earnings are vital to the financial well being of the family.

3. Do You Have Children?

If so, you should talk about their future. Did you remind your spouse that the cost of college is on the rise? Did you remind your spouse that your children may need full-time childcare should they pass on?

4. Talk About The Uncertainty of The Economy

As unfortunate as it may be, nobody really knows what the futures holds with the United States economy. Things are not as bad as they have been, but they are not nearly as good as they could be. The right life policy can help create some level of economic stability.

5. Tackle The Tough Topic

It can be a difficult topic to discuss what a loved one will do when a spouse passes. Many women, in particular, feel that they will outlive their husband, and statistics typically support this. While this may happen it is anything but a guarantee.

In a perfect world, your spouse would be just as informed as you when it comes to the importance of buying life insurance. But guess what? This is not always the case. Some people just don’t want to spend the money on a policy, even if they think it is a good thing to do.

It is your responsibility to explain the benefits of life insurance to your spouse. By following the advice above, you will find it much easier to make a compelling argument.

This entry was posted in Life by Mike.