An interesting reflection piece from a mid-life review.
How the introspection commenced was: "Just to exacerbate my mortal thoughts this week I received a very formal and cold letter from my insurance company telling me they were taking another $3 off me every month for my life cover premium.
Normally I'd take a cursory glance and hopefully file it somewhere sensible. But this time I lingered on the form, sat down and read every word.
If I died tomorrow my wife and kids would get $1.2 million. I'm definitely worth more dead than alive. Please don't tell my wife this.
But here's the bit that got me: I'm also insured for $212,000 if I suddenly get a serious illness. It means I can spend up large while I'm dying and maybe tick off some items on a bucket list I've never had to think about."