4 Financial Questions answered and the #InternationalPodcastDay Winner Is...
Release Date: 10/01/2019
The market has plunged rapidly into a black swan, and a black swan is where typical financial planning fails. Typical financial planning tells you just to keep your money in, and let the market come back up. But many times, the best deals are to be found in times like these. If your money is all tied up, you are going to miss out. Traditional financial planning starts out by purchasing Whole Life Insurance, which is not tied to the market. When the market is in a time like this, your money is easily accessible to use for any opportunities that may arise. Sadly, many people who are losing money...info_outline Keep On Winning When You Win
Some people have a big win followed by a devastating loss. Sometimes the loss even nullifies the win. Have you seen it? It’s the classic example of winning a battle but losing the war.info_outline Can you trust your financial plannning strategy?
The market is a mess. Stocks are down, the Dow is down, the S&P 500 is down. Are you happy with your strategy for financial planning? Or does it feel more like gambling in Las Vegas? People are being failed by their financial planning strategy, leaving them dependent on Social Security. This is a problem. You need a foundation that isn’t affected by the latest plunge in the market. Listen now to find out why it is so critical to have this foundation, and how to get it.info_outline Pitfalls of Typical Fiancial Planning
Typical financial planning has failed, leaving many dependent on social security. 401Ks, simple IRAs and other Tax Qualified Plans, are the “golden goose” that can kill you financially if you don’t know and understand the “terms and conditions” of each. Although it seems like “free money” when your employer is contributing some sort of match, will that “free money” actually cost you in the long run? In today’s episode, Tom and John talk about some of the consequences that could ensue in the future with these typical systems. Surprises can be nice, but tax implications you...info_outline Clocks and Life Insurance Policies
Today on Wealth Talks Michele joins Tom and John… and so does Mr. Higgins! Well, sort of. Poor Mr. Higgins lives in a book and has a clock but cannot tell if it is on time! Mr. Higgins buys another clock only to discover that neither clock displays the same time. Now Mr. Higgins is in despair! He can’t tell which clock is correct! Is Mr. Higgins doing the same thing with clocks that some people do with life insurance? Listen Now to find out, not only what some people do with life insurance, but also what Mr. Higgins does to fix his problem.info_outline Tax Advice from a former IRS Auditor
How can you tell if you’re paying more in taxes than you should be? Can section 199A really give businesses a leg up? What about the Secure Act? Is Life Insurance really a good tool to leave a legacy? Jack Cohen worked as an IRS Auditor for 33 years, In fact, he won the IRS Employee of the Year Award in 2006. Since then, Jack has switched the “black hat” for the “white hat”, helping people pay as little as they legally can in taxes. Today he joins Tom and John on Wealth Talks to answer questions about section 199A, the Secure Act, and others. Also, he offers to review...info_outline Health is Wealth with OHS
Health is indeed a part of Wealth. And with so many options for diets and supplements in today’s world, where do you even start to start? Do nutrition and supplementation really play a role in helping you reach Optimal Health? Doug Grant is the founder of Optimal Health Systems (OHS). Before founding OHS in 1997, Doug was the 1st nutritionist ever hired by an NBA team. He has continued on to work with athletes in MLB, the NCAA, the Olympics, and even publishing Ironman magazine for a couple of years. Listen in as Doug Grant joins Tom and John to talk about health and nutritional needs, and...info_outline Planning for Retirement
There are many Retirement Calculators out there, insert your numbers and Ta-Dah! The calculator spits out how much money you need to have in order to retire. But these calculators can’t guarantee how much money you will need in retirement. What chunk of your money will inflation gnaw off throughout your retirement? Are your retirement savings tax free? Or only tax deferred? Will you ever require special medical care? What about assisted living? Or emergencies, or… or… or… Today on Wealth Talks, Tom and John talk about events that can catch you by surprise in retirement. Don’t trust...info_outline The Fedral Reserve and the Stock Market
The Federal Reserve has been artificially lowering interest rates for years. This has been driving up the cost of stocks, far beyond their economic value. Meanwhile, other central banks are printing up legal currency in order to buy shares of stock. Our own Federal Reserve is printing up currency with which they are purchasing mortgages. Sooner or later, a return to economic reality will have to take place. Today Tom and John are joined by Dr. Paul Cleveland, Ph.D. in Economics and Professor of Economics and Finance at Birmingham-Southern College. Join the conversation as they talk about the...info_outline What Is Your Financial Risk Tolerance?
Risk tolerance is a big term in typical financial planning. Basically, risk tolerance is the amount of nerve you have to watch your investment portfolio lose money without flinching. According to typical financial planning, the higher your “risk tolerance” the more money you should risk losing to try and get big returns. But typical financial planning isn’t working out so good for most Americans. People are running out of money in retirement and the median savings for someone age 65 or older is only $63,000. If you are allergic to risk and you hate losing money, if you believe that when...info_outline
Today is #InternationalPodcastDay! And we have a winner for the Beats Solo3 Wireless headphones - announced during this show.
Thank you for participating in the WealthTalks celebration sharing your favorite podcast shows!
And some of you went above and beyond sharing more on how you use your policies + asking questions for the WealthTalks show and leaving reviews on iTunes & Stitcher. We appreciate you!
Hear an answer to 4 of the many great questions you asked through the celebration entries:
1. How do you decide when to take a policy loan or when to use outside money?
2. At what point do you become maxed out on your life insurance coverage?
3. How can this concept be integrated with real estate and business cash flow strategies?
4. What is the fastest way to pay down debt?