The life insurance owner agrees to pay premiums to the insurance company, and in return, the insurer agrees to pay out a death benefit on the life insurance policy upon the death of the insured person.
The amount of life insurance coverage you need will depend on what goals you want your life insurance to accomplish now and in the future.
When determining the how much life insurance coverage you need you'll want to look at your total assets, total liabilities, annual income, how much you save each year, how much you earn each year, and what your future financial goals are that you want your money to accomplish.
You can use a life insurance need calculator to help you determine the right amount of life insurance to meet your needs.
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