Life Events Timeline

Helping you plan from protection, through accumulation, to legacy

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The Stages

As you age, you will enter a variety of different stages. These stages flow from building your career, family, home, and lifestyle, where a greater amount of protection may be needed; to accumulation, where you begin amassing a variety of assets that will need protection from risk; to conservation, where you will want to preserve what you have built as you ready yourself for retirement; and finally to legacy where you will leave your mark with your family and your community. At each stage, your risk and insurance needs will change.

Life Events Timeline and Insurance

This life events timeline will help you determine how well-protected you are as you enter each new stage of your life. Below are each of the stages broken down with the types of protection you may wish to consider.

Life Events Timeline

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Protection Age 24-35

During this stage you need to consider:

  • Health insurance
  • Auto insurance
  • Homeowners insurance
  • Term life insurance
  • Permanent life Insurance (retirement income)
  • Disability insurance
  • Wills
  • Trusts

Protection & Accumulation Age 35-55

During this stage you need to consider:

  • Supplemental term life insurance
  • Supplemental permanent (retirement income)
  • Roth IRA
  • 529 Plans
  • 401(k) funding
  • Stocks, bonds, mutual funds, and annuities
  • Real estate

Protection & Conservation Age 55-75

During this stage you need to consider:

Conservation & Legacy Age 75-85+

During this stage you need to consider:

  • Wealth transfer
  • Gifting
  • Survivorship UL estate planning
  • Charitable planning
  • Final expenses
  • Burial policy

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