Buying life insurance can be easy. It’s the considering part that’s more challenging. Challenging, but not impossible. Not even difficult. Well, in light of the simple challenge that lay ahead we’ve created a short video to explain why everyone should buy life insurance.
You don’t even need to sit back for this one. As a matter of fact, don’t blink! It’s only 1 minute long.
You must’ve seen yourself in there at some point. We have partners, some have children, some have a business and all of us will get old and die. That’s it. So, check out the nifty calculator below and get clear on how much coverage you may need for your life.
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: yearsThe 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.
What’s next? Call us at 800-496-9083 and let’s chat about the types of coverage that may make the most sense for you. Still not convinced? The truth is, life is unpredictable – anything can happen at any time. People do get hit by buses. So, if you’re interested in something more than a twist tie, get a quote and get clear on your affordable options when buying life insurance.
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