How Much Life Insurance Should I Carry?

How Much Life Insurance Should I Carry?

The standard rules of thumb for purchasing life insurance policies – which tend to be based on income levels – may not be sufficient guidance in every case, according to a report in the Chicago Tribune.

Author and expert Tim Maurer told the Tribune that consumers should consider total life insurance needs by combining four main categories: Final expenses, mortgages and other debts, income replacement, and educational funds. These will vary wildly depending on the number and age of a family’s children, amount of money owed on a mortgage, and overall income level.

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