According to the recent Wall Street Journal article “The Big Squeeze” almost half of adults ages 40 to 59 provided some financial support to at least one grown child in the past year, with 27% providing the primary support. By contrast, 21% of this group are providing financial support for a parent age 65 plus.
The point is that you may still need that old life insurance policy you were thinking of dropping because your children are grown. And when you have grandchildren, the bank’s drive-up window is open 24/7.
If you are their means for financial support and are no longer here to provide it, where does your family turn to for help? The government? Social Security? Friends and other family members?
Perhaps it is time to take a financial inventory and make sure you are taking personal financial responsibility for the care of your family. If you need professional help, locate an agent or advisor through LIFE’s Agent Locator.