Why have Life Insurance

Life insurance is a form of protection that can benefit anyone, usually with a need to replace wealth or income, in the event of their passing. For example, someone with dependents who would be financially impacted in the event of their death. Some common groups of people who might need life insurance include:

Parents: Parents with young children or who are still supporting adult children may need life insurance to provide for their dependents if they die prematurely.
Spouses: If you are married, your spouse may rely on your income to pay bills and support themselves, so life insurance can provide financial security in the event of your death.
Business Owners: Business owners may need life insurance to provide for their employees and ensure the continued success of their business in the event of their death.
Individuals with Debts: If you have a mortgage, car loans, or other debts, life insurance can help pay these off in the event of your death so your loved ones aren’t left with the burden.
Remember, life insurance is a personal decision, and the right amount of coverage depends on many factors, including your financial situation, your dependents’ needs, and your personal goals. There are cases where one would like to increase wealth and leave a legacy or utilize the tax benefits of life insurance, so it is best to discuss your options with a financial advisor to determine what is right for you.

Tony Gutierrez

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Amy Novakovich, CFP®, CRPC®

Amy is a Co-Founder of Nova Wealth Management. She is a native of Wisconsin and moved to Florida in 2004. She earned a degree in finance from Florida Gulf Coast University. Amy is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional (CFP®) and a Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor® (CRPC®).