BankNotes

2023 January BankNotes

OPTION VALUE EMBEDDED IN WHOLE LIFE POLICY
One obvious difference between a whole life policy and a term policy with the same death benefit, is that the former gives the policyholder the option to maintain coverage for life. (This after all is the reason we call it “permanent life insurance” and the plain vanilla “whole life” policy.)

2022 December BankNotes

“MEC” Defined: The acronym “MEC” is short for “modified endowment contract.” To say
that you “MEC”ed a policy means that you stuffed it with too much money and hence the IRS will now cease to classify it as a standard life insurance contract.

2022 November BankNotes

Conclusion: The reality is that the existence of policy loans against cash values dates back to the mid-1800s, but the life insurance industry has never vigorously promoted them.

2022 October BankNotes

There are many reasons for believing that a dividend-paying whole life insurance policy from a mutual insurance company is one of the last remaining bastions of safety and growth for our savings here in the United States.

2022 August BankNotes

Whatever we may say against or in favor of this idea, the positive thinking movement in 2017 is a multi-billion-dollar industry, which rides the crest of an overarching mantra that preaches that positive thoughts create and transform reality. What I was most surprised to learn from this study was that positive thinking is a uniquely American idea, which had its beginnings in 1820.

2022 July BankNotes

After completing last Month’s article in the LMR on the multi-millionaire Spencer Hays, I was moved to undertake an extensive study on the one thing that he had obviously perfected the art of positive thinking.

2022 June BankNotes

Individuals who own one or several dividend-paying Whole Life insurance
policies that are designed in the special way advocated by Nelson Nash’s
Infinite Banking Concept (IBC) are often faced with a perplexing question
and a decision they must make whenever the need arises to purchase or pay
for something.

2022 May BankNotes

Cash flow really is king. It’s business 101. You can have a profitable enterprise, but if you have poor cash flow you can get yourself into financial trouble pretty quickly and even go broke. Liquidity is highly important,
especially in a recessionary environment, and must be watched constantly by the money manager at the steering wheel of a business.

2022 April BankNotes

Ramsey’s First Problem: 12% Returns on
Mutual Funds?!
Regarding the first problem, Ramsey’s figure of 12%
returns on a mutual fund is an unfair benchmark to hold
against a whole life policy. Ramsey doesn’t specify
exactly what kind of mutual fund he is considering,
but for returns that high they must be heavily equitybased

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