Co-signing and Insurance
Question: I’m divorced with 2 children who have college loans on which I cosigned. I want to make sure that if anything happens (god forbid) that I don’t end up paying for those loans. They total about $50,000. Should I buy term life insurance for them? I know this sounds cruel, but I’m about to retire from the teaching profession on a limited income. Christine
Answer: I answered a similar question a couple of weeks ago on the air. I do think having your children buy cheap term life insurance to cover the student loan debt in case of tragedy makes financial sense. It isn’t cruel, either. It’s just practical.
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