Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Watch ye therefore, because you know not the day nor the hour...

How does that old saying go: there are only two things we can be certain of, death and taxes.

Benjamin Franklin (1706-90) used the text in a letter to Jean-Baptiste Leroy, 1789, which was re-printed in The Works of Benjamin Franklin, 1817:

"'In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes."

Ah, yes. Nobody wants to think about either taxes or death. But die we must, and doesn't it make sense to get ready for that fateful day? How? Final expense insurance. It's relatively easy to get compared to whole life or term insurance. You don't really want to leave the mortal coil with family "holding the bag" as far as paying for the end of you. You'll most assuredly "rest easier" knowing the only "stiff" in the room is YOU!

All kidding aside, your burial expense will be the last chunk of cash ever spent on YOU, but having the proper insurance will ensure safe passage into the otherworld. [See “Life insurance on Wikipedia” for more info.] In these strange economic times you should make it a priority to be certain your family is taken care of. The average funeral can cost anywhere between a few hundred and $10,000. The cost depends on a lot of things, but why worry and why leave things to chance and uncertainty?

See also: “Burial insurance policies for seniors”

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