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Life Insurance Made Easy

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For me, I have lived most of my life with a sense of unbridled freedom and uninterrupted ignorant bliss. I spent my youth running around the outdoors, jumping off bridges, skateboarding down steep hills and swinging from the trees as if nothing or no one could ever touch me. I was invincible and to what I realise now, very lucky. I continued this course of action through my twenties, backpacking through countless countries that I had never heard of before, looking for that next thrill and adrenalin pumping experience that would top the last one.


But since those days my life has changed dramatically. I met the love of my life, got married and now have two beautiful children. I can no longer just live in the moment because every decision I make ultimately effects them, so I made the decision to look into life insurance. But where to start? How much will it cost and what will it actually cover me for? I had no idea where to begin!


A good friend had recommended Beagle Street to me, so I began by jumping online to see what type of life insurance options were available for me. What I found was an easy to use life insurance calculator that provided me with all the answers I needed within minutes. I simply filled out the particulars, being my wife’s age and my own age, how many children we had, how much we owed on our mortgage and other debts, our net income, savings and investments and with a click of a button I discovered that we could be covered for up to   600,000.


At first I was a little confused as to how this figure was calculated but noticed there was a ‘how we worked it out’ tab, which provided me with an easy to understand breakdown of how my coverage was worked out. And if you are as happy as I was, you can go ahead and obtain an online quote and take the steps needed to insuring both you and your family’s future. The other great benefits were that there were no in person medicals involved, instant cover was provided, and the whole application process could be done online.


I was astounded at how simple it was to find out the level of cover and options that were available to us. Another benefit was knowing that Beagle Street life insurance is also backed by the security of BGL and Scottish Friendly Assurance Society. I know that my wife and I feel a lot more at ease knowing that if anything should ever happen to either of us that both our and our children’s future would be looked after.



Aaron Bradford has written 156 articles. Aaron is the leader, mentor and chief geek of the Happytime team. He put together this crack team of travel writers known by codename “The Firm“. Twitter: @b4ubackpack | Google profile |

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