How much life insurance do I need to have?

When it comes to protecting your family, one of the most important things you can do is to make sure that they will be provided for if you are no longer there to take care of them. Trying to get that right is what it is all about. An independent agent who knows you, your family, and your needs certainly can help. At Taake Insurance Agency in Columbia, IL, we have more than 40 years of experience providing our customers with the highest quality products and services.

How much life insurance you need is something that only you can determine. Not your employer, and not your insurance agent. Only you know the amount of insurance that will allow you to sleep at night knowing that your family and loved ones will be taken care of if something happens to you. 

Determining that amount requires careful consideration and answering some questions honestly. Who depends on your income? Elderly parents, spouse or partner, children or dependents? All of these are potential people who count on you for financial support. 

How long will you need to support this or these dependents? This is an important figure. Think about it in terms of years. How many years of your income will you need to provide? Does it need to be equal to your entire income or is it just supplemental support? Once you have these figures you need to do some math. How many years times how much money. Now you have a figure to consider for the amount of life insurance you need. 

You need to be able to afford life insurance for tomorrow while living today. It can be a fine balance that you must maintain.  

Contact Taake Insurance Agency in Columbia, IL with all your life insurance needs and questions.