Do you remember the moment you realized your life was suddenly more important and meaningful than you ever imagined it would be? I do. After more than 24 hours of labour, my first-born came into the world. The moment I looked into her big blue eyes, I knew I had to make sure she was protected forever. I was terrified!
How would I be able to take care of this tiny fragile being for the rest of her life?
I remember sitting in the hospital, barely awake from feeding and changing diapers all night long, when someone from the hospital stopped by to give me a gift bag. It felt amazing that someone would care enough to give me something, instead of just bringing a gift for the new baby. Inside the bag was a lot of information and the one paper that stood out the most for me, was the advertisement and information on how to set up RRSP’s for your new baby and purchase insurance. I knew I had a lot of things to take care of when I got home…and I didn’t just mean dirty diapers. I was determined to do everything right for my baby’s future!
As soon as I got home from the hospital, I asked my parents for advice…who should I talk to? What should I do? I was lucky that my parents already had life insurance set up and knew who to call, to answer all my questions. I knew that I wanted to have life insurance set up for both my husband and I, so that no matter what surprises came our way, my baby would be taken care of financially.
I would make the same decision today. It’s never too late to apply for life insurance and it is surprisingly easy. You can actually fill out an application at Manulife right now, be approved for up to $250,000 in life insurance in minutes, and there’s no medical exam! I think life insurance is worth every penny and it’s probably cheaper than you think. My life insurance costs less than I spend on coffee a month. (Although I have to admit…I really like my coffee!)
Don’t hesitate. Apply now. You never know what tomorrow will bring!
I hope you’ll also come chat with me at the Manulife #BeCovered Twitter Chat on Wednesday, November 25th @ 9PM EST. We’re going to chat about those life changing moments and it will be a great time to ask any questions you have about life insurance coverage.
Disclosure: This post is sponsored by 360ACCESS on behalf of Manulife. The opinions are my own.