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Embrace life, no matter what

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Have you ever heard, "if I only had more time."

As people grow older, some may have regrets about all the things they did not do. Not taking an exotic trip or missing visits to family members might top the list. Your list might even include "not running a marathon."

One of the biggest regrets may be not telling a loved one how much you care.

One thing is for sure: The more you enjoy life and prepare for the unexpected, the fewer regrets you may have.

While no one can possibly do everything on a lifetime to-do list, there are plenty of ways to show people you care. One way is to make sure your family has the financial means to continue living their current lifestyle if you are no longer around.

Life insurance is one way to do just that.

A strong economic foundation includes adequate life insurance coverage, enough to cover a mortgage, college tuition or outstanding debts.

There are many online sites, including statefarm.com, that provide calculators to determine your life insurance needs. A qualified insurance professional can help you choose a policy to meet your needs and fit in your budget.

Once a policy is in place, you can revisit it, especially during different life events, to make certain the coverage is still appropriate.

Knowing you have provided for your loved ones will give you peace of mind so you can enjoy doing the things you've always wanted to do. It may not mean training for a marathon -- but then again, it might.