So you have life insurance through work? That’s awesome. But it’s not enough.
Let me tell you a little story. Two years ago yesterday was my brother’s last day at his old job. He left because he got a new job with more pay, better benefits, the whole nine. It was a great move.
Two years ago today he died. He had a widow maker heart attack. He had no prior symptoms, he just had a heart attack and that was it.
Unfortunately for his widow, his last day at work had been the day before and he was no longer covered by the life insurance or any of the other benefits that came with that job. The new job benefits hadn’t kicked in yet because he didn’t start until Monday.
Moral of the story: Don’t depend on anybody else to protect you. Get insurance for yourself.