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However, imagine if you had passed away early on in life. Conventional investments would not have covered funeral expenses, so at the time possible this was a good decision.

Possibly, I know that was the reasoning used for selling the policies-- to cover funeral expenses. I just can't understand why she didn't 'cash' them in once we were all adults--I did at the earliest opportunity.

Also, back then the average person really did not have the stock market available to them.

So true, without a broker it was impossible. Makes me real happy that average folks who are interested now have the opportunity to access the information they need to make informed decisions about their finances.

...from the hills north of Fairbanks

Shure must be cold up there!

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