Life insurance. Life insurance, as QuotesChimp undoubtedly know, pays money, sometimes big money, when the person whose life was insured "kicks the bucket," "bites the dust," "meets his Maker," or whatever euphemism you prefer to use to describe the bio�logical process of dying. Some forms of life insurance also act as an investment opportunity by accruing value as premiums are paid, value that can be borrowed against or cashed in during the life of the insured. Because there are so many different types of life insurance (term, whole life, mortgage, etc.), many people consider the subject beyond comprehension. But take heart, Part 5 should wipe those blues away.