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Why Do I Need Life Insurance? Ames IA

The reasoning behind life insurance is most evident when you consider sole breadwinners, but applies to everyone who has dependents, even stay-at-home spouses. If you (as the stay-at-home spouse) were to suddenly die, your family would have to find other ways to: ensure care of children; get the family home cleaned; handle dry cleaning and laundry; do grocery shopping; and many other tasks which you currently handle.

Clark Grinde
1028 Lafayette Avenue
Story City, IA
Company
Title: President, Financial Advisor
Company: CG Financial Consulting, LLC
Education
Iowa State University, BA
College for Financial Planning, CRPS [Chartered Retirement Plans Specialist]
Years Experience
Years Experience: 14
Service
Life Insurance,Hourly Financial Planning Engagements,Investment & Portfolio Management,Retirement Planning,Fee-Only Comprehensive Financial Planning

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Clark Grinde
1028 Lafayette Avenue
Story City, IA
Company
Title: President, Financial Advisor
Company: CG Financial Consulting, LLC
Education
Iowa State University, BA
College for Financial Planning, CRPS [Chartered Retirement Plans Specialist]
Years Experience
Years Experience: 14
Service
Life Insurance,Hourly Financial Planning Engagements,Investment & Portfolio Management,Retirement Planning,Fee-Only Comprehensive Financial Planning

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Craig Adamson
1000 Lindale Drive
Marion, IA
Company
Title: President
Company: Adamson Financial Planning
Type
Investment Advisor Rep: Yes
Education
BS Iowa State University 1996
Years Experience
Years Experience: 14
Service
Life Insurance,Investment & Portfolio Management,Long-Term Health Care Planning,Business Succession & Liquidation Planning,Estate Tax Planning,Asset Protection Strategies & Planning,Individual Income Tax Planning,Wealth Engineering,401k Rollover From Employer,Income for Life/ Preserve Principal,Medicare Planning,Health Care Insurance,Retirement Planning,Real Estate Investment Planning,Annuity Ideas & Strategy Planning,Planning For Personal Finances & Budgeting,Retirement Income Accumulation Plan

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Ms. Janice Y. LaBonne (RFC®), LUTCF
(563) 582-2855
2355 JF Kennedy Road
Dubuque, IA
Company
Honkamp Krueger Financial Services
Qualifications
Education: BS North Dakota State University : BusinessAAS Northland Community College : Legal Assistant
Years of Experience: 19
Membership
IARFC
Services
Invoice, Business Planning, Portfolio Management, Pension Planning, Retirement Planning, Employee Benefits, Stocks and Bonds, Mutual Funds, CD Banking, Annuities, Life Insurance, Long Term Care Insurance, Education Plan, Healthcare Accounts, BuySell

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Dirk M. Dixon (RFC®), EA
(515) 285-5546
8033 University Blvd
Clive, IA
Company
Baker & Associates, LLP
Qualifications
Education: Bachelors of Business Administration with an emphasis in Finance from Grand View College 1997.
Years of Experience: 15
Membership
IARFC, NAIFA
Services
Invoice, Estate Planning, Business Planning, Portfolio Management, Pension Planning, Executive Compensation Planning, personal Coach, Retirement Planning, Tax Planning, Tax Returns, Mutual Funds, CD Banking, Annuities, Life Insurance, Disability Income Insurance, Long Term Care Insurance, Medical Insurance, Business Coach, Charitable Planning, Education Plan, Healthcare Accounts, Asset Protection, BuySell, Compensation Plans

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Bachman & Associates
(515) 203-6469
5307 Clemens Blvd
Ames, IA
Alternate Phone Number
515-203-6469
Services
Mortgage Protection, Life, Health, Annuities, Medicare

T. Scott Nevitt
2928 Ingersoll Avenue
Des Moines, IA
Company
Title: President/Trusted Advisor
Company: CORE Asset Management
Type
Investment Advisor Rep: Yes
Years Experience
Years Experience: 10
Service
Medicare Planning,Health Care Insurance,Retirement Planning,Real Estate Investment Planning,Annuity Ideas & Strategy Planning,Planning For Personal Finances & Budgeting,Retirement Income Accumulation Planning,Hourly Financial Planning Engagements,Disability Insurance,Annuities,Alternative Asset Class Planning,Investment Consulting & Allocation Design,Insurance & Risk Management Planning,Retirement Income Distribution Planning,Education Funding & Financial Aid Planning,Medicaid,Life Insurance,Inv

Data Provided by:
Mr. Gene Mock (RFC®), CEP, CSA
(515) 270-9736
12345 University Ave Ste 319
Clive, IA
Company
Retirement Benefit Administrators
Qualifications
Years of Experience: 30
Membership
IARFC, NICEP
Services
Invoice, Estate Planning, Retirement Planning, Medicaid Planning, Mortgage Loans, Annuities, Life Insurance, Long Term Care Insurance, Asset Protection

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Mr. Kenneth E. Lawson (RFC®), CHFC, CLU, LUTCF
(563) 359-1688
2435 Kimberly Rd Ste 300S
Bettendorf, IA
Company
Client 1st Wealth Management, Inc.
Qualifications
Years of Experience: 44
Membership
IARFC, SFSP
Services
Invoice, Estate Planning, Business Planning, Portfolio Management, Pension Planning, Retirement Planning, Medicaid Planning, Tax Planning, Employee Benefits, Stocks and Bonds, Mutual Funds, CD Banking, Annuities, Life Insurance, Disability Income Insurance, Long Term Care Insurance, Medical Insurance, Charitable Planning, Education Plan, Healthcare Accounts, Asset Protection, BuySell, Compensation Plans

Data Provided by:
Gary L. Ruden (RFC®), LUTCF
(563) 582-4865
325 W. 1st Street
Dubuque, IA
Company
Heartland Investment Associates
Qualifications
Education: BABLS
Years of Experience: 23
Membership
IARFC, NAIFA
Services
Invoice, Estate Planning, Business Planning, Pension Planning, Executive Compensation Planning, Retirement Planning, Mutual Funds, Annuities, Life Insurance, Disability Income Insurance, Long Term Care Insurance, Medical Insurance, Group Insurance, Charitable Planning, Education Plan, Healthcare Accounts, BuySell, Compensation Plans

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Why Do I Need Life Insurance?

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Why Do I Need Life Insurance?

You need life insurance in order to ensure that your loved ones can cope financially with your loss. That's the bottom line.

The reasoning behind life insurance is most evident when you consider sole breadwinners, but applies to everyone who has dependents, even stay-at-home spouses. If you (as the stay-at-home spouse) were to suddenly die, your family would have to find other ways to: ensure care of children; get the family home cleaned; handle dry cleaning and laundry; do grocery shopping; and many other tasks which you currently handle. While your services appear to be 'low cost' because no one is paying you directly, if your family has to replace you with paid help you will quickly see your 'value'.

In addition, funerals are expensive. An average funeral can set you back between $8,000 and $10,000 considering the funeral home services, casket, burial plot and headstone. This is part of what you want to insure yourself against. You can bundle in these costs when you consider a life insurance policy's total benefit amount that you insure yourself for.

While you can buy life insurance policies which are a small amount suitable only to cover funeral costs, you will generally need much more life insurance than that. Many of these life insurance policies look good because of low prices, but you have to look closely. For the dollar amount of coverage you get, it is generally a more expensive life insurance policy.

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