Both wage-earners and homemakers need life insurance!
Getting the appropriate amount of coverage for the right members of your family or business is the most important part of your life insurance purchase.
At Home: Wage-Earner / Homemaker
Both wage-earners and homemakers contribute to a family’s financial well-being. Wage earners provide necessary financial support or income. Homemakers also provide value in the form of necessary household activities and the care and development of children.If a wage earner or homemaker were suddenly gone, the family would suffer financially. Therefore, both wage earners and homemakers should have life insurance coverage.
In Business: Key Employees / Owners
Many businesses use life insurance as a way to insure against the loss of a key employee, partner, or owner. If an employee’s death could affect the viability of a business (because of key knowledge, relationships, or skills they’d be taking with them), life insurance is a
good option. It gives a business time to replace what has been lost.
Below are three common methods for determining the appropriate amount of coverage.
8x15 Rule: Many industry professionals suggest coverage equaling 8 to 15 times your annual salary.
For example: Annual Salary ($50,000) X 10 = $500,000 in coverage
Monthly Needs: Another way to determine needs specific to your situation would be to consider your monthly needs and how long they are needed.
For example: Monthly Needs ($3,000) X 12 Months X 20 Years = $720,000 in coverage
Itemize Your Needs: Itemizing your needs takes into account all assets, liabilities, and future expenses. This method should provide the most accurate evaluation of