How to Fit Life Insurance Into Your Budget

Article Posted by Expert Author: Adam Foley  on 09/03/2013

Do you have any idea how much an insurance policy actually costs? Well, the cost will vary depending on your age, health, death benefit and company where you get the policy. Although, the price is always different, there are still ways to save and plan ahead for it. It is imperative that you fit life insurance into your budget if you want to buy it because you don’t want to risk missing a payment.

So how can you make it happen?

Know Your Limit

If you don’t know how much you can spend, then you will overspend each time. This is why knowing your limit is so important. In addition to knowing your limit, sticking to it is crucial. Make a promise to yourself that you will stick to the amounts you have outlined. Once you have done this for a few months, you may be surprised at how easy it is to spend less.

Save On Little Things

Eating out, expensive coffees and shopping can all add up. I am not saying eliminate all these things but it would benefit you to drink a few less coffees or shop 30% less and this will easily add up to enough to pay for your insurance.

But you don't always have to deprive yourself of the things you love. If you love to shop, try visiting weekend garage sales for the things you want. You can also get your shopping fix by going to second-hand stores in your area.

Know How Much Coverage You Need

If you don't already have a budget, then this step may be more difficult. But taking the time to figure out how much coverage and ultimately, how much you will be paying every month for that coverage will mean far fewer surprises down the road.

Look For Special Programs

If you are getting your coverage from your employer, you may be able to get discounts on term life insurance. Lower rates may also be offered for members of specific organizations.

For example, if you have calculated that you will need to be able to cover expenses for eight years or more, all you need to do is a simple calculation.  Simply divide the amount of your budget  that you will need to replace by the amount your spouse is expected to receive if something should happen to you. From that number, subtract your investable assets.

When doing this, remember that including your home equity should not be included, because it's not something that should be considered as offering your family financial security.

Is There One Good Price To Pay For Coverage?

Many of those seeking life insurance wonder if there is one price that could be considered to be average. The truth is that individual cost for life insurance coverage will depend on a person's age, gender and state of health.  Other factors affecting the cost of coverage include coming from a family that has a history of longevity. As well, the higher the benefits a particular tier of coverage offers your family should something happen to you, the more it will end up costing you.

One way to ensure that you are paying the same each month is by getting term life insurance coverage.

Just keep in mind that Colonial Penn life insurance will fit into your budget if you really want it to.  It is a matter of priorities, and when we examine our budgets we can find things that we are spending our money on that simply cannot be considered a priority item.

Let The State Insurance Guide help you answer important questions so that you make the best choice to fit all of your needs.  Our resource is free and chock full of information to help keep you informed and educated throughout the process.


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