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“If I Don’t Know What’s Coming, I Won’t Have to Change.”

Written by Gary North on January 31, 2013

This sounds like a silly statement. It is silly. But it is almost universally held.

How many men die without making a will? Millions. Why? “If I Don’t Know What’s Coming, I Won’t Have to Change.”

Wives refuse to buy $500,000 of level-term life insurance on their husbands’ lives, as owners of the policies. Why not? “If I Don’t Know What’s Coming, I Won’t Have to Change.”

Young adults who are planning to marry don’t find out for sure if their fiances have massive college debt, for which the new partners become legally co-liable — no bankruptcy protection. Why? “If I Don’t Know What’s Coming, I Won’t Have to Change.”

I operate a website called Specific Answers. It’s here: GaryNorth.com. I publish 4 articles a day and answer forum questions. My subscribers also answer questions. Yet there are hundreds of members who never ask a question. Why not? “If I Don’t Know What’s Coming, I Won’t Have to Change.”

I am convinced that most people will do almost anything to avoid thinking about high-risk threats that really are likely to happen. They don’t want to know. If they knew, they would have to make major changes in their lives, and they will do anything to avoid making such changes.

I hope this is not you. I also hope that it isn’t your spouse.

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  1. That's a great point… and being a good steward of one's resources and planning for the future with an affordable $500K term life policy would seem to be a wise choice … but there's just one problem: We all know that within the next several years, the U.S. Dollar will have been hyper-inflated to such a point that $500K in U.S. Dollars will only be enough "dollars" to purchase perhaps the average automobile. It will hardly be enough to live on for several years (as it is today). What about currency devaluation and hyper-inflation? How should this factor into advice to buy U.S. Dollar-Denominated Term Life Insurance Policies?