Variable Universal Life (VUL) insurance is one of the most popular types of life insurance sold today. One of its main selling points against traditional life insurance is that it has an investment component, meaning that in addition to the guaranteed death benefit you receive, it also accumulates a cash value that is invested as part of your premiums.
This option makes sense for people who do not have the time or the interest in investing their own money. They just want to let others handle their own money and at least have more returns compared to letting their cash sit in their house or in the bank. However, as conscious investors we need to be aware that VUL insurance may at times not be the best option for us in terms of value for money. This article will explore the different aspects of VUL insurance and how we can analyze if a particular product best suits us.