There’s no doubt, your home is likely the largest purchase you’ll ever make. If you arrange your mortgage through the bank, it is their responsibility to ask you if you want to insure your mortgage through them. While it’s easy to say yes, it’s a good idea to explore your options thoroughly first. Mortgage insurance is a good idea for some, but there could be a better option – life insurance. Let’s look at each closely and compare them for their drawbacks and their benefits.