Which is Better For You: Term or Permanent Life Insurance?

102814termorpermPermanent life insurance is one of the most confusing topics in personal finance. This makes a discussion of whether to buy term or permanent insurance a daunting task. Term insurance provides a level premium and a level-death benefit protection for a stated period of time, such as 10 or 20 years. Permanent insurance typically provides both a death benefit and cash savings. There are different types of permanent insurance, including whole life, universal life, index-universal life, variable life and variable-universal life. The initial premium for permanent insurance is higher than for term insurance with a comparable death benefit. A portion of the premium may be invested, eventually providing a buildup of cash value. More >>

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