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[VIDEO] 5 Things You Didn’t Know About Life Insurance

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By Selene Garcia | October 26, 2018

Yeah these facts will blow you away! You hear “life insurance” and you’re armed and ready with objections… it’s too expensive, it’s important but not right now. You also might think you’ve got all the life insurance facts. But, before you decide to simply do away with life insurance coverage – get clear on the facts.

So put those objections to rest for 46 seconds and learn 5 things you didn’t know about life insurance.

Now you’ve some facts! Here’s the deal, everyone thinks “what are the odds…?” Well, risk can be fun. But would you pay off your mortgage and cancel the insurance? How much are you willing to gamble? Take a sec and run the numbers using our nifty calculator.

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? Call us and let’s chat about the types of coverage that may make the most sense for your life.

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