Starting a Family
Starting a family brings a lot of changes.
Suddenly you’re completely responsible for someone else. The decisions you make today are going to have a significant impact on this wonderful new person in your life. That’s why it makes sense now more than ever to meet with a COUNTRY Financial® representative to get a tangible plan – one that helps ensure a financially secure future for your new bundle of joy.
As a new parent, chances are you have a lot on your mind so it’s easy to overlook some important aspects of your new life. Here are a few that you might want to consider:
- Get Life Insurance
Starting a family creates greater financial responsibility for parents. One of the first things to do is make sure both you and your spouse have adequate life insurance coverage. This helps ensure that your family can maintain its current lifestyle if you aren’t there. Your budget may already be tight, so consider term life insurance. COUNTRY term life insurance offers policies for 10, 20, and 30 years, and your premium is locked in based on your age when the policy is purchased.
- Increase Your Current Life Insurance Benefit
If you already have life insurance, review your policy with your COUNTRY representative to make sure the benefit amount can help with things like the mortgage or your child’s education if tragedy should strike.
- Get Life Insurance for Your Child
It’s wise to consider purchasing life insurance for your child. Depending on the child’s age when the policy is purchased, the premiums are generally low. Many parents enjoy being able to give the paid-up policy to their child as a gift later on. With the guaranteed insurability option, you’re guaranteed the right to increase the amount of the policy within specified limits, regardless of health.
- Plan Ahead for Education Expenses
This is a great time to start saving for future education needs. Education funding is a critical part of your family’s financial security. Instead of trying to pay for a child’s education all at once, use the time you have until then to save for the expenses. COUNTRY offers a variety of education funding options, and one will likely meet your needs and situation.
- Prepare for the Unexpected
With kids in the picture, it’s hard to know what’s coming next. You might need money for school pictures today and braces tomorrow. That’s why stashing away money each payday to save for unexpected expenses makes sense. Depending on your preference, you can tuck it away in a savings account, invest it in mutual funds or have it invested for you by our investment experts.
Putting It All Together
No matter where you’re starting from, you can feel confident knowing you’ve created a plan to help you achieve your financial goals. Contact a COUNTRY representative in your neighborhood today to get started.
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