Life Insurance, Los Angeles,CA
Life Insurance is a crucial step in planning for your future and your family’s future. It can fulfill promises and obligations to your family if you are no longer living.
The death benefit is income-tax free and can be used to cover funeral expenses, repay debt, provide education, pay estate taxes or any other expenses your survivors may incur.
Life insurance may also be used to help ensure that a family business will pass to your intended survivor. There are also benefits to certain types of life insurance plans during your lifetime.
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2 Great Tips for purchasing Life Insurance:
1. Understand Why You Need It
While most people may need life insurance at some point in their life, don't buy a policy just because you heard it was a good idea. Life insurance is designed to provide families with financial security in the event of the death of a spouse or parent. Life insurance protection can help pay for mortgages, a college education, help to fund retirement, provide charitable bequests and of course is a key element in estate planning. In short, if others depend on your income for support, you should strongly consider life insurance. Even if you don't have any of these needs immediately, you still may want to consider purchasing a small "starter" policy, if you anticipate you will have them in the future. The reason: the younger you are, the less expensive life insurance will be.
2. Determine the Amount of Coverage You Need
The amount of money your family or heirs will receive after your death is called a death benefit. An easy way is to simply take your annual salary and multiply by 8. A more detailed method is to add up the monthly expense your family will incur after your death. Remember to include the one-time expenses at death and the ongoing expenses such as a mortgage or school bills. Take the ongoing expenses and divide by .07.That indicates you'll want a lump sum of money earning approximately 7% each year to pay those ongoing expenses. Add to that amount any money you'll need to cover one-time expenses and you'll have a rough estimate of the amount of Life Insurance you need.