Why Purchasing Life Insurance in your Twenties Should be a PriorityOther than you being very young and very healthy, over the next few years and onward you will most likely take on several financial responsibilities. These financial responsibilities may include college loans, marriage, first time home purchase and even a baby. The financial responsibilities that you will experience will most likely have a financial impact on others in your life such as your parents and even your own family or future family. One of the best ways to prepare and safeguard the financial impact for your loved ones is through life insurance. Let’s take a look at some of the biggest financial responsibilities most twenty year olds will take on and how life insurance can help. COLLEGE LOANS: Younger twenty year olds will experience their first financial responsibility starting with college. A forbes.com article on “The Cost of College” discusses the average annual cost of a 4-year degree for both public and private colleges. In the 2014-15 school year the average cost for a 4-year degree ranged from $39,508 – $97,690 and for a 4-year degree at a private school the cost could be as high as $135,010. Many young twenty year olds will need the help of their parents as co-signers for student loans. In this case, the financial responsibility is transferred to the co-signer of the loan…mom or dad. Life Insurance: While no parent wants to imagine his or her child passing away, a life insurance policy should be considered if you are a co-signer of college loans. Should the child pass away, credit lenders will still require re-payment of the student loans. A life insurance policy will provide the funds to repay the outstanding student loans. Tip: Parents, you may purchase, own and be the primary beneficiary of your child’s life insurance coverage regardless of their age. MARRIAGE: According to an online article posted by theatlantic.com, the average age for first time marriage is age 27 for females and age 29 for males. With marriage come several financial responsibilities now involving two people. Such financial responsibilities may include, rent or mortgage, car payments and credit debt, to name a few. Life Insurance: Marriage is one of the number one reasons for the purchase of life insurance coverage. Life insurance will provide your spouse with the needed income to continue and maintain their lifestyle. Tip: When considering how much coverage you may need, a good starting point is to take your annual income and multiply it by 5-10. FIRST CHILD: The average age for first time mothers is 26 years old according to data reported by “The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)”. A birth of a newborn child is one of the greatest financial responsibilities you will ever have. In 2013, the average cost to raise a child from birth to age 18 was $245,304 based on a middle-income family. Life Insurance: A life insurance policy can provide the needed income to raise a child due to the loss of a parent. Tip: Life insurance coverage will still require providing an annual income to raise your child. However, you will need to factor in additional cost such as money for college education.
What Life Insurance Options are Available for Twenty Year Olds?After age 18 all adult life insurance options are available. All twenty year olds applying for coverage will need to qualify for life insurance coverage by undergoing full underwriting for the following coverage options:
- Term Life Insurance
- Return of Premium Term Life Insurance
- No Medical Exam Term Life Insurance
- Permanent Life Insurance
Term Life Insurance Rates Ages 20-29The popular and most inexpensive choice for coverage is term life insurance. Term life insurance provides coverage for a fixed duration of time generally 10 to 30 years depending on the plan you choose. The cost of a term life insurance policy in your twenties, for both male and female, in most cases cost just a few dollars a month for $100,000 to $250,000 of term life insurance coverage. Below are sample 10 year term life insurance rates for both male and female, ages 20-29 in excellent health that would qualify for Preferred Plus Non-Smoker.
MONTHLY RATES FOR 10 YEAR TERM LIFE INSURANCE
$100,000 | $250,000 | $500,000 | $1,000,000
(Sample rates as of 4/10/2016)20 Year Old Male = $7.17 | $9.62 | $14.07 | $21.29 20 Year Old Female = $6.92 | $8.79 | $12.42 | $18.84 21 Year Old Male = $7.17 | $9.62 | $14.07 | $21.29 21 Year Old Female = $6.92 | $8.79 | $12.42 | $18.84 22 Year Old Male = $7.17 | $9.62 | $14.07 | $21.29 22 Year Old Female = $6.92 | $8.79 | $12.42 | $18.84 23 Year Old Male = $7.17 | $9.62 | $14.07 | $21.29 23 Year Old Female = $6.92 | $8.79 | $12.42 | $18.84 24 Year Old Male = $7.17 | $9.62 | $14.07 | $21.29 24 Year Old Female = $6.92 | $8.79 | $12.42 | $18.84 25 Year Old Male = $7.17 | $9.62 | $14.07 | $21.29 25 Year Old Female = $6.92 | $8.79 | $12.42 | $18.84 26 Year Old Male = $7.17 | $9.62 | $14.07 | $21.29 26 Year Old Female = $6.29 | $8.79 | $12.42 | $18.84 27 Year Old Male = $7.17 | $9.62 | $14.07 | $21.29 27 Year Old Female = $6.29 | $8.79 | $12.42 | $18.84 28 Year Old Male = $7.17 | $9.62 | $14.07 | $21.29 28 Year Old Female = $6.92 | $8.79 | $12.42 | $18.84 29 Year Old Male = $7.17 | $9.62 | $14.07 | $21.29 29 Year Old Female = $6.92 | $8.79 | $12.42 | $18.84