Should You Cash Out Your 401k?

Jun 13, 2017 No Comments

“I would blow up the system and restart with something totally different.” – Ted Benna, “father” of the 401k, quoted in MarketWatch.com As investors educate themselves about the financial advice that is accepted as “common wisdom,” many begin to realize that 401ks might not be the “retirement solution” they were assumed to be. Even Ted […]

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Boom or Bust Cycle with Trump

Apr 20, 2017 No Comments

Is the US economy headed for a boom or bust under the Trump administration? Now almost 90 days into his presidency, Donald Trump promised healthcare reform, big tax cuts, immigration restrictions, and a protectionist approach to creating new domestic jobs. The Fed appears set on raising interest rates and bringing an end to its asset-buying […]

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Give Your Dollars a Lifetime Guarantee – Part Two

Mar 07, 2017 No Comments

In my last blog post, I went over the worth of a guarantee. This is a continuation of that post, which you can read here. Why can cash value be guaranteed using whole life insurance? Because of the following guarantees: A guaranteed mortality rate. This means that your cost of insurance inside the policy is […]

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Give Your Dollars a Lifetime Guarantee – Part One

Feb 21, 2017 No Comments

Not many things are truly “guaranteed” in life. We can’t guarantee the weather, what other people will or won’t do, the direction of the markets, or even if we’ll be around to see tomorrow.

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Feds Seize Financial Control of Puerto Rico

Jan 17, 2017 No Comments

  A few months ago, the U.S. government assumed control of Puerto Rico. As the AP story by Danica Coto reported: “A federal control board on Friday took over Puerto Rico’s finances and several government agencies for the first time in the U.S. territory’s history in a bid to haul the island out of an […]

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Longevity In America – It’s a Whole New Age

Jan 03, 2017 No Comments

“You’re not getting old; you’re getting ready.” – Ernestine Shepherd, the world’s oldest female competitive body builder. The numbers are in, and people are living longer! The CDC calculates that overall life expectancy in the U.S. is presently 78.7 years, with women outliving men by an average of 5 years, or 81 years vs. 76 […]

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Financial Self-Reliance – Building Bullet-Proof Wealth

Dec 14, 2016 No Comments

Economic self-reliance: the ability of a person, place or nation to endure successfully without additional financial support from government or other agencies. From earthquakes in Nepal, tsunamis in Indonesia hurricanes in the South, mudslides in Northwest, and drought in Africa (and now, California), it doesn’t take a weather report to convince the average person that […]

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Bank InSecurity – 3 Reasons Banks Aren’t as Safe as You Think

Nov 01, 2016 No Comments

“It is well enough that people of the nation do not understand our banking and monetary system, for if they did, I believe there would a revolution before tomorrow morning.” – Henry Ford Everyone has heard the expression, “It’s like money in the bank!” What could be more reliable or safer than one of our long-standing […]

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Watch Out For Credit Card Scams and Frauds!

Oct 03, 2016 No Comments

Those of us with credit cards often receive phone calls from the credit card company that sounds very similar to the one I’m about to describe. It’s imperative to handle it extremely carefully. NEVER EVER provide any information regarding your accounts or you personally.

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3 Reasons Why NOW Is The Time For Privatized Banking: #3

May 05, 2016 No Comments

I sometimes think that we’ve gotten too comfortable in the United States. As long as we can go to the mall, drive our big SUVs, eat good food, download our favorite music from iTunes, pay our big credit card bills and all the other cushy trappings of the American way of life, we can simply […]

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