Why is whole life insurance not the best insurance to have?

Whole life insurance is not necessarily bad but it may not be right for you as it can be substantially more expensive than a term insurance. If you need life insurance but don't want to pay the high premiums on whole life insurance ask for term insurance quotes. Whole life insurance is a level premium from the time you get the insurance until you die which is good if you have an estate that will need liquid funds but not necessarily right for someone who is just looking for life insurance until their kids are grown or their mortgage is paid off