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What is the difference between term and whole life insurance?


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Answered 2012-04-28 17:17:42

Term life insurance only lasts for a specific number of years, but whole life insurance will cover you for the rest of your life as long as you've paid the full amount of premiums. It is radically different from term life insurance, because some of your monthly premiums are invested into shares, bonds and other investment vehicles. This acts as a 'cash value' savings asset that you can claim if you live longer than the length of your policy or borrow against the amount, but it makes whole life insurance policies more expensive than term life insurance policies.

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