How much life insurance do I need

Life insurance is a way to provide a safety net for the people who love and depend on you. It can make all the difference in what will already be a challenging time. You might even say this is your final gift to your loved ones. How much life insurance you need is something very individual, and having an insurance agent you know, and trust helps. When you are looking for an independent insurance agent, you can trust our team at Manteca Insurance & Financial Services in Central Valley, CA is here for you. 

When determining how much life insurance you need, many things factor in. Age, marital status, dependents, and financial situation. Life is risky, and you need to consider your risk level.  


The fact is, life insurance is less expensive when you are young and healthy. You may get life insurance through your employer. If you have no dependent or financial responsibilities such as a mortgage, this may be adequate. But if you have trouble saving, a whole life policy purchased at this age makes sense. 

Marital status

If you are married, you have more than just yourself to consider. You need to assess your spouse’s situation if you were no longer there with your paycheck. Would they be able to maintain their current lifestyle?  


If you have children or dependent relatives, you have something else to consider. How many years would they need to be maintained?  How much of their maintenance would life insurance have to provide? 

Financial situation

If even your final expenses would be impossible for those you leave behind to pay, you need to have enough life insurance to make sure this is covered. 

At Manteca Insurance & Financial Services in Central Valley, CA, we want to sit down with you to determine how much life insurance you need and can afford. Contact us to set up an appointment.