Determining Life Insurance Needs

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Determining Life Insurance Needs

Estimating the amount of the life insurance policy you need can be tricky, and often complicated. There are few immediate questions you can ask yourself in determining your life insurance needs: How much money will your family need after you are gone? How much money will be needed to cover immediate expenses for medical costs, funeral expenses and lingering debt? And how much money will your family require to maintain their standard of living over time? Most life insurance companies provide a calculator or formula to help determine the optimal amount of affordable life insurance that will be needed. Factors such as future needs, existing finances and your current health will determine the amount of the monthly investment to protect your family in the event that you are no longer around.



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