The following post is sponsored by SelectQuote, based in San Francisco. They’ve been around for over 30 years, and I had the opportunity to sit down with their CEO for an hour to talk about his business and how they’ve managed to grow for so long.
After giving folks a heads up about a common bait and switch tactic in the life insurance industry, I was asked by a number of people why I’d waste my money on life insurance premiums if I’m financially independent. It’s a good question that merits a deep dive because many of you will face the same dilemma once your passive income can cover all your living expenses or once your net worth reaches 20X your gross income. After all, you’re one of the few who care enough about your finances to read this site!
But I’m a little surprised why the folks asking couldn’t think of the many reasons why life insurance might be necessary after reaching FIRE. I guess if you haven’t reached FIRE, don’t have a family, or have never sat down with an estate planning lawyer, it’s hard to know.
Here are some reasons why life insurance is a good idea despite being able to self insure. You can click on the audio version if you scroll to the bottom.