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What is Monthly Income Life Insurance?

Today is the day we're training to meet Mike Tyson in the ring.

If you ever did meet Tyson in the ring, there's a good chance you're not coming out alive.

So for this particular conversation Tyson is death, I'm your trainer and we're here to ready you for the day Tyson comes a callin'.

Hopefully, it never happens.

So we have the chats, talk about income replacement, see how much cover you need to take care of your family. We calculate a figure, discuss the different insurers, settle on a premium. You're happy, I'm happy. We put €1m cover in place, shake hands and hope for the best.

Two years later...

Serious Illness Cover – The Ultimate Guide

Here’s the number one thing you need to know about Life Insurance: it isn’t actually for you; it’s to prevent a financial crisis for those you leave behind.

However, if you want to protect yourself then Serious Illness Cover is what you need.

Also known as Serious Illness Cover or Critical Illness Cover, Specified Serious Illness Cover pays you cash money if you get a serious illness. Get everything you need to know here.

Why Have I Been Declined for Mortgage Protection Cover?

It may have come as a huge shock to be declined or postponed.

In this article, I discuss the reasons why this has happened.

And what you can do about it.

Applying for Life Insurance when You’re Pregnant

Many people don't even think about shopping for life insurance until they actually have children, but it's a good idea to plan for the future by buying life insurance coverage when you're pregnant or even before you become pregnant.

Sooner rather than later.

Forget about all the other stuff, the buggy, the car seats, the multitude of What to Expect When You're Expecting books. Whether you buy them today or in three months time, the price won't change.

However, with life insurance, the cost of your policy can go from the normal price to multiple times that amount if you develop any complications.

Safeguarding Your Home Using Income Protection

Imagine if you didn't have a PUP.

Now I'm not talking about your four-legged friend.

No siree Bob, I'm talking about the Pandemic Unemployment Payment that many of us are trying to survive on since fecking COVID19 hit.

It's not a lot of money, but it's a lifesaver for thousands of people.

Mortgage Bull Buster

When you're buying a house, there's an awful lot of high-falutin bullshit to wade through.

Plenty of terms that the average Joe just don't know.

So to help you survive the onslaught, we've created a Mortgage Bullshit Buster, or MBB if you will.

Without further ado.

Is Tax Liable on Life Insurance Payouts in Ireland?

I was woken up by a phone call telling me I’ve committed tax fraud.
They must have had the wrong number 'cause I don’t pay taxes

That's all I got folks.
I scoured the internet, and that is the best tax joke I could find.
Funny and Trump topical FTW

So what about the tax implications of a life insurance policy and all it entails?

Switching Life Insurance Companies: How and When to Change

Paying for insurance is a PITA.

Car insurance, house insurance, gadget insurance, pet insurance, life insurance, health insurance, the list is endless.

It's all a massive waste of money...until you make a claim and then it's the most important few quid you've ever spent.

I took a look at my own life cover recently to see if I could save a few bob so I thought it would be helpful to outline my thought process around changing it up into bite-size pieces.

How Does Your Family Medical History Affect the Cost of Life Insurance?

You think you're healthy when you begin the life insurance application form...then you reach the family history question:

Have any of your parents, brothers or sisters ever had one or more of the following medical conditions at the ages specified:

Hmmm...

4 Reasons to Avoid the One Plan Life Insurance Policy from Irish Life

Have you had the talk?

No, not the one about the birds and the bees.

The talk....with yer man/wan from the bank.

The talk...where they corner you in a dimly lit room and put the squeeze on until you say no more and sign up for the policy they're hustling.

If you haven't had the talk yet, count yourself lucky you found this page.

If you have survived the talk without signing up, then you, my friend, are a legend. 👊

But, don't worry if you did crumble - you have a cooling-off period of 30 days where you can cancel and get your money back. And even after the 30 days, you can cancel at any time and switch to a better policy.

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