Deciding How Much Life Insurance You Need

It’s difficult to think about your final expenses and image your loved ones having to continue without you. You don’t want to leave your family without anyone to support them or have to pay off the cost of your funeral and other final expenses. At Dove Insurance Agency, serving Blacksburg, VA, and the surrounding area, we can determine an ideal policy to fit your needs, wants, and budget. 

Determine Your Living Expenses

The first step to determining how much insurance you require is to assess your current living expenses. We advise you not to guess at this step. You should look at bank statements and truly total up your expenses. Think about how long it is until your mortgage is paid off. You also want to consider if your spouse works. Keep in mind, if your spouse goes back to work, he or she will need to hire someone to take care of the kids. On the other hand, if you are the stay at home parent and you should happen to pass, you have to consider who will take care of the kids.

Take Into Account Your Debt and Savings

You have to consider the amount of debt you have besides your average monthly expenses. Additionally, you have to take into consideration if you have any savings, 401Ks, or any other money that would go to your family. 

Think of Your Extra Expenses 

You want to think about your children going to college or any money that goes toward taking care of a family member. Keep in mind, you may need to get you and your family health insurance. Funeral expenses fit into this category as well. 

Contact Dove Insurance Agency, serving Blacksburg, VA, and the nearby region, to determine how much life insurance you need by calling or visiting our site.