While we’re a question-and-answer platform that connects questions to the right advisers, once in a while the fundMyLife team receives questions directly. We get them via email, our contact page, or even Facebook itself. One day, fundMyLife had the opportunity to correspond with Karen*, who dropped one of the team members a message about personal finance.

Here’s a little bit about her – she is 50 years old, currently unemployed, and has three children who are still in school. They are aged between 17-21. She presented a total of four different questions for us, which we thought were worth discussing. In this article, fundMyLife explores her questions and shares our thoughts in this case study, on whether it’s worth it to get Shield Plan and Shield Plan riders at old age.

Karen’s questions

Karen started the conversation by sharing that she and her children had a Shield Plan A from