How To Figure Out How Much Life Insurance You Need

Many people end up purchasing too much or too little life insurance. This is definitely not something that you want to do. Instead of guessing on the amount of life insurance that you need, figure out just how much you need and make sure you get the right amount. Use these questions to get started so you can get the right amount of life insurance for your needs. 

  • Do you have any debt? If you have any outstanding debt, such as a mortgage, car payment, student loans, credit card debt, or any other type of debt, you may still be required to pay it off after death. That means that your debt would be inherited by someone in your family. Instead of letting them take on that burden, make sure you have enough life insurance to take care of all of your debts. 
  • Do you take care of any family members financially? If you are financially responsible for someone like a child, parent, or spouse, then they may find financial trouble if you are no longer around. Make sure you have enough to take care of them after you go, at least enough for them to have time to get back on their feet. 
  • Do you have enough money set aside for funeral arrangements? These things can be very costly no matter your preferences. If you have not saved up for this, then you may want to consider adding this amount to your life insurance policy so your family does not have to pay for it out of pocket. 

If you still are unsure about how much life insurance you need to purchase or would like to move forward with getting a policy, contact us today at The Select Insurance Agency. We can find you the perfect policy for your needs as well as one that fits your budget.