Sometimes the unexpected happens and you need cash. Borrowing from your life insurance policy is one option.
Your cash-value whole, universal or variable
universal life policy can appear a tempting source for a bailout,
especially if you've been paying into it for years. After all, the
quick-cash loan option was one of the features that sold you on
permanent life insurance in the first place.
But before you borrow from your policy,
consider the dangers ahead should you neglect to pay the interest on
your loan -- or worse, trust that the dividends from your variable
universal life insurance policy will automatically cover it.
"The biggest thing that people don't
understand, including the agents selling it, is the in
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