Looking after your family and ensuring that there are adequate funds to cope with the unexpected will probably form the cornerstone of your financial planning.
Illness, job loss or the death of a wage earner can plunge families into real financial hardship. Taking a little time to assess your risks and work out how much money you would need to cover debts and provide your family with an income for the future, could be the most sensible thing you do today.
With all the insurance products now available, a complete programme of protection could be built to meet your needs and it could be adaptable to cater for future changes in your circumstances.
Whether you are concerned with the need to provide for your family if you die or feel that your greatest risk is from illness there is a product to meet your needs. If your partner also contributes to the family income, then you could build a separate plan for them or take out a joint policy covering you both.