We had just begun to see our financial advisor when I was diagnosed with breast cancer. In fact, she had advised us to get life insurance and set up the medical exams we needed to move the process forward. I was feeling pretty smug about my exam results, since I had just lost a bunch of weight, and was running regularly.
Then, one evening as I undressed, I felt a large hard lump on the side of my right breast.
I saw my doctor the next day.
The day after that my insurance medical forms landed on her desk. She told the insurance company about the lump.
I was turned down for life insurance.
A few weeks after that, my spouse and I discovered that while he had signed the forms to provide us with mortgage insurance, I had not. When I die, there will be no mortgage relief for my spouse.
None of us likes to think about getting sick or dying. And no parent wants to think about dying while their children are still young. But planning for this eventuality can protect those we love from a lot of stress and hardship.
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