How to Have the Life Insurance Conversation With Your Partner


Talking about life insurance can be awkward. After all, it’s based around an uncomfortable fact: One day you won’t be around anymore.

While that thought can be distressing, you need to address your mortality—especially with your significant other. Life insurance is cheaper if you buy a policy when you’re younger, but many young couples don’t think that they need it, or put off the conversation until later in life … when insurance is more expensive.

In this video, Stephany Kirkpatrick CFP®, LearnVest Director of Financial Planning, details how to frame a talk with your partner around the tricky topic, from discussing income to naming beneficiaries.