If you're like most people, you probably don't take the time to routinely evaluate your life insurance needs. Why might that be a mistake? Well, your life insurance needs change as circumstances in your life change. That's why it's a good idea to re-examine your life insurance needs at least every few years and certainly when big changes, or life events, occur.
Just about any life event you can imagine will have an impact on your life insurance needs. An obvious example is having a child. As you bring a new person into the world, you also bring a major financial responsibility into your life. If something happens to you, where's the money going to come from to help provide the kind of upbringing you want your child to have?
This section will explore the major life events that might trigger the need to re-evaluate your life insurance coverage. Our Life Insurance Needs Calculator is a great resource for seeing how changes in your life, like having a child, taking on a bigger mortgage or getting a raise, might impact your life insurance needs. Once you have a general sense of your needs, you should consider meeting with a qualified life insurance professional who can conduct a more thorough analysis of your needs and help tailor a plan that meets your specific financial objectives.