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August 13, 2019 • Page 2 shop online at www.missourivalleyshopper.com Dave Says Insurance Above and Beyond? Theatre and Friends By Daris Howard I had been helping run the lights for a theatre producthrough our employers. Do we need additional coverage? tion in a neighboring community when my wife, Donna, Rebecca saw a Facebook posting. It was a community events page in one of the sites that she often checks. She saw that Dear Rebecca, there was a posting about a musical that was getting close Yes, you both need to find good level term life insurto production and needed some more men. ance immediately! Accidental death and dismemberment Donna and I have directed plays in our small rural compolicies are nothing but gimmicks. You need to make sure munity in the summer and know how hard it is to get men. your family is taken care of in the very best way possible, Many of them are farmers or are in some way connected no matter how you die. to agriculture, and there are not enough hours in the day Dear Wesley, You should always have life insurance coverage that’s in the summer for the work they need to do. Once, when The purpose of life insurance separate from anything an employer may offer. Think we were producing The Music Man, all the men we asked is to take care of your family if about it. You don’t want to suddenly lose coverage if you to play Harold Hill turned us down. They were willing to something unexpected happens change jobs, or have to leave your place of work because take a small part, but not the lead. I ended up playing the Dave to you. You don’t want to buy too you’re diagnosed with a major medical condition. part, along with building the set, helping direct, and domuch, but you should have enough Both of you need 10 to 12 times your yearly incomes ing everything I could on the production. Because of these to ensure that they’re well taken in good, level term life insurance. If you make $50,000 a previous challenges when we have been the directors, care of when you’re not here any longer. year, that means you need $500,000 to $600,000 in cover- Donna suggested that I help answer the post. I usually recommend people have 10 to 12 times their age. Remember, the idea of life insurance is to take the “But I am just finishing work on the other musical and annual income in a good, level term life insurance policy. place of income. If one of you died, the other could invest was looking forward to some time to myself this summer,” However, if you have a solid reason to believe your the insurance money, make 10 percent on that money I said. income will be jumping significantly soon, there’s nothing over time with good mutual funds, and replace any lost “But just imagine if it were us directing again,” she said. wrong with basing your coverage amount on that figure— income. “Wouldn’t you appreciate having someone come help?” if you can afford it, of course. Term life insurance is very affordable. For just a few I had to admit that I would. And having been through Understand that when I say, “solid reason,” I’m not dollars a month you can leave your loved ones in great that challenge, I finally agreed to help. “But tell the directalking about a hopeful attitude. I’m talking about somefinancial shape after you die! tor I am not necessarily looking for time on stage and thing along the lines of finishing a medical residency, —Dave would be happy with as small of a part as possible.” then making the jump to a six-figure income. That’s the The director was happy to have me join them and imkind of logical thinking and planning I’m working with mediately brought me a script. I was not able to attend here. In that scenario, or something similar, a huge jump * Dave Ramsey is America’s trusted voice on INTERESTED IN THIS SPOT?money and a lot of practices until the other musical finished, but I in income is virtually assured. business, and CEO of to place your ad He has authored Call 665-5884 Ramsey Solutions. here. worked on my lines and music. I had one song that was Great question, Wesley! seven best-selling books, including The Total Money Makeoparticularly hard that I had to sing. ver. 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