This article is not going to be about any of the proposals coming out of Washington, the really poor jobs report on May 7th, or why the Phillies still need relief pitching after years of having the same problem. These are all small issues in comparison to the subject herein.
As you start a family, consider these ideas.
Being a parent means being responsible to a degree you never have been before. That elevated responsibility also impacts your financial decisions. You are now a provider and a protector, and that reality may make the following financial moves necessary.
If you buy a home and you have no life insurance, there is a financial risk. It may not be immediately evident, but it must be acknowledged -- and it should be addressed.
Shop wisely when you look for coverage.
Life insurance is universally recognized as an essential pillar of a financial plan for providing much needed capital in the event of a breadwinner. It is also fundamental to other planning needs, such as estate planning to pay for settlement costs and taxes, and business planning for business continuation or key person protection.