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Riding a Bicycle and good Money Management

Wealth Talks

Release Date: 05/19/2020

Orwellian Predictions and The Cost of Conviction show art Orwellian Predictions and The Cost of Conviction

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Krish Dhanam joins the show today! Are some of George Orwell’s famous predictions coming true? Ignorance is Strength Freedom is Slavery War is Peace Foundations matter - and no less in the times we are living today. When you draw a line there is always a price to pay, but history shows that people who draw the line and stand by their values are the ones who later rise to heights of prominence. Krish also shares lessons from the Bible about convictions… and the cost which these convictions can carry. Developing the Mental Agility, the Physical Presence and the Spiritual Character you need...

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The Case for Universal Life Insurance vs Whole Life show art The Case for Universal Life Insurance vs Whole Life

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Universal Life Insurance and especially Indexed Universal Life Insurance (IUL) is a relatively new type of insurance, and one which has created a lot of controversy. Some almost swear by it, others just as vehemently oppose it. Some like it because they say it allows them to still dabble in the market, while retaining a death benefit. Others detest it because it shifts the risk away from the insurance company onto the policyholder. Today on Wealth Talks, Tom and John take a look at some common arguments for Indexed Universal Life Insurance. Does the case for IUL have a leg to stand on? Listen...

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Is Social Security Bankrupt show art Is Social Security Bankrupt

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Originally called “old-age insurance protection”, Social Security was supposed to be a supplemental form of income for those who had not saved enough. Today Social Security has become the primary source of income for many retirees. Social Security gets the money it pays out by taxing people who are still working and also by taxing its own payouts! But there will come a time when Social Security has to pay out more than what they bring in. Social Security will then be “bankrupt.” What exactly does this mean and what will probably happen at this time? Listen Now! Resources:  ...

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Why would anyone want to be a banker? show art Why would anyone want to be a banker?

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We’ve probably all heard the term Becoming Your Own Banker. Why would anyone want to be a banker? Aren’t bankers the professionals? Why not just let them manage all the money? Today on WealthTalks Tom and John share some very interesting and astounding, numbers. At the end of this podcast you will not only realize exactly why you should manage your own money, you will also know how. Listen to the episode now!

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Back to the Basics show art Back to the Basics

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A brilliant Chemist once said he enjoyed going back and teaching Chemistry 101. Why would he enjoy teaching something that was obviously elementary for him? The answer was simple. Going back to the basics for a time helped him be more creative when he went back to his other chemistry work. Today on Wealth Talks, Tom and John go back to the basics, Insurance 101 if you will. Not only is this a great staring point for newbies, but, just like Chemistry 101, its a great refresh for those who are advanced. Listen Now   Resources:  

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Are Life Insurance Companies still willing to sell Life Insurance due to COVID19? show art Are Life Insurance Companies still willing to sell Life Insurance due to COVID19?

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Recently a few articles have made their way into the news about Insurance Companies turning down would be purchasers due to the COVID19 Pandemic. Perhaps the Wall Street Journal put it best stating “Some Americans are being turned away trying to buy Life Insurance”. Today, Dan Foley, Senior Vice President of Marketing Technology with Security Mutual Life, joins the show to talk about what exactly is happening with the Insurance companies. Security Mutual started in 1886 in New York. Now they sell insurance in all fifty states, the District of Columbia, and the US Virgin Islands. 38 years...

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Are Life Insurance Companies strong coming out of the COVID Pandemic show art Are Life Insurance Companies strong coming out of the COVID Pandemic

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Recently there have been some sensational articles in the media suggesting life insurance companies are facing tough times with the financial crisis combined with COVID-19.   Special guest Attorney Andrew Rinn, also the Vice President of Advanced Markets at Ameritas, joins us to share an inside perspective on what’s really happening at mutual life insurance companies right now. It is fascinating to hear how life insurance companies (especially mutual companies with strong cash positions and a low debt ratio) are in a position to obtain nice deals in the current bond market.  ...

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Riding a Bicycle and good Money Management show art Riding a Bicycle and good Money Management

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He straddled the bicycle for the first time, set his feet on the pedals and rode serenely away into the glowing sunset. Oh if only it was that easy! It isn’t of-course, because, like everything, there is a learning curve. Is it possible to eliminate the learning curve on a bicycle by learning everything you can about it? What if you learned the way the shifter worked, the way the derailleur, the chain the sprocket, the cassette, the front brake and the back brake worked. What if you looked up a video on bicycling 101 and even read an entire book on bicycling for dummies, would the learning...

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What are you worth? show art What are you worth?

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What are you really worth? Americans used to save over 14% of what they made, but now Americans are hardly saving at all. Many people don’t feel they are worth anything, and hence they don’t save anything. This is tragic! How much should you save? Some say you should have enough saved to live on for 6 months, some say enough for 3 years. Both those options beat having just $500 like 50% of Americans, but are they right for you? Also on this show: If guaranteed policy values are based on a 4% return, and I you are paying 5% interest on a policy loan, are you only paying a net 1%? As you may...

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Investment Opportunities show art Investment Opportunities

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If you’re interested in investment opportunities, take the time now to begin preparing and learning everything you can about the process. For example, if you think Real Estate investing and rental properties sound interesting, then learn about the state laws, the systems and templates that you would need to have in place for this type of investment/business venture. There are some great resources online for learning about state specific laws and getting actual templates that can help you in this type of venture. Checkout this example of a from iPropertyManagment. Learn about the different...

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He straddled the bicycle for the first time, set his feet on the pedals and rode serenely away into the glowing sunset. Oh if only it was that easy! It isn’t of-course, because, like everything, there is a learning curve.

Is it possible to eliminate the learning curve on a bicycle by learning everything you can about it?

What if you learned the way the shifter worked, the way the derailleur, the chain the sprocket, the cassette, the front brake and the back brake worked. What if you looked up a video on bicycling 101 and even read an entire book on bicycling for dummies, would the learning curve be eliminated? No! Decreased? Yes, but eliminated? Emphatically no!

So how does all this relate to good money management? Listen to the episode now!