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Buying Life Insurance: Wait or Buy Now?

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By Selene Garcia | January 14, 2019

Understanding the best time to buy life insurance is sometimes half the battle! The question to wait or buy now is a common one. And, the truth is when buying life insurance, carriers consider your mortality when determining how much you will pay. Also remember, we don’t typically get healthier as we age, so it stands to reason that buying life insurance when you’re younger may offer better rates.

Take 5 with Byron and learn about the best, most affordable time to buy life insurance. Get the facts on waiting versus buying now, because it could save you.

Now that you’re clear on waiting or buying now, use our nifty calculator to figure out how much coverage you’ll need. Then, give us a call!

Nifty Life Insurance Calculator

Our Life Insurance Calculator can help you get a rough idea of how much coverage you’ll need to make sure your family is okay financially when you die.

  • Annual income before tax: $

    Annual income is an important factor in determining your needs, but it’s not the only one. When you die, your life insurance is like your final paycheck.

  • % of income needed by dependents:  %

    Because you’ll be gone, presumably they won’t need as much as you’re currently earning.  Typically, 80% of your current income is a good place to start.

  • Your Age: years

    The younger you are, the more years of your income your family stands to lose when you die.

  • Number of years benefits are needed:  

    If you died tomorrow, how many years of income do you want to provide for your family?

  • Annual inflation rate (estimate):  %

    Because of inflation, in order to maintain your family’s current standard of living, you’ll need to plan for increases in their annual income to keep pace.  Historically, inflation has averaged between 2% and 4%.

  • Annual interest rate (estimate):  %

    This is an assumption as to how much you believe your spouse will be able to earn on the death benefit proceeds. We have found that most surviving spouses are usually very conservative in how they invest the death benefit. The most common thing we see is that the money gets deposited into a bank account. You know your spouse better than anyone. Pick a number that you feel your spouse will be able to comfortably earn on the proceeds.

  • Based on the information you provided, you need about

    of life insurance to replace your income for the next years.

So what’s next? Buying life insurance can be easy when you call us at 877-794-9817. So, call us today and let’s chat about the types of coverage that may make the most sense for you!

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