THURSDAY, MARCH 10, 2011
When purchasing life insurance, most people forget to consider important liabilities that life insurance can be used to protect. By breaking these liabilities into categories, it is easy to see what your life insurance will cover and how much should be purchased.
Immediate Needs: covers funeral costs and medical expenses. Both of these needs can be expensive, so it is important to be adequately covered for these costs. For some people, especially older retired folks, this might be all that’s necessary.
Readjustment Needs: covers an outstanding mortgage balance, other loans or debts, a cash fund for emergencies and income replacement for a survivor. Readjustment needs should be an important factor in determining how much life insurance to purchase.
Legacy needs: includes college funds, charitable gifts and retirement funds. This is especially important if you have children or grandchildren to whom you want to leave a portion of your life insurance. Life insurance can be a great tool to protect the futures of each of your family members. Life insurance is one of the most valuable gifts that you can give your family.
Bottom line: Some life insurance is better than none and more is better than some. It’s important to design a plan that will fit within your budget and still provide adequate funds to those you leave behind.
You never know what tomorrow will bring, so please contact us to discuss this important protection