How Term Life Insurance Fits Into Your Financial Future
It's Part of Your Defensive Game Plan
Most people only think about their offensive game plan (saving and investing). But your defensive game plan is just as important because it protects your money when something happens. Term life insurance replaces your income, if you die within that specific time period. We recommend term life only—whole life insurance is more expensive because it funds an investment account that has a terrible rate of return.
It Replaces Your Income
You need 10–12 times your annual income in term life insurance. So if you make $50,000 a year, you need a policy that pays out $500,000 to $600,000. Here’s why: If something happens to you, and your family is paid this amount, they can put it into a good mutual fund that grows around 10% a year. Ten percent of $500,000 is $50,000—the amount of your annual salary. And your family can continue to do this year after year without dipping into the original amount of your policy.
It Protects You Until You're Self-Insured
Get a term life policy of 15–20 years in length. In that time frame, you can get out of debt and pay off your mortgage, build up savings, and grow your investments. And the kids will grow up and become self-sufficient. At that point, (even without life insurance) if something were to happen to you or your spouse, the surviving spouse would be able to live off your savings and investments.
Examples of Term Life Insurance Cost
Why Should I use Zander Insurance?
Zander Insurance is the only company Dave recommends because they believe in Dave’s plan and they’ll treat you the way the folks at Ramsey would. Zander is a different kind of company. They are an independent agent that actually shops different life insurance providers to find an affordable policy that fits you and your family’s needs. Plus, they walk alongside you the entire way. And we think that’s a great way to do business.
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