the mathematics underpinning life insurance has a lot in common with betting on horse racing. Because of this, most punters and most life insurance policyholders ‘do their dough.’ That said, life insurance is a bet you hope you lose - which makes it very different to backing a slow horse.
People typically need life insurance at the same time as there are many demands on their income. In fact, it is the presence of these demands that creates the need for insurance in the first place. Because money is tight, it always pays to make life insurance premiums as affordable as possible.