The new whole life insurance products have lower guaranteed interest rates, which makes the spread between the guaranteed interest and the dividend rate much larger and since in most cases dividends are reinvested into the polices to buy more PUAs, the policies, long term have more cash value and give the client more money in retirement. The life insurance industry is in good financial strength, and we have now seen evidence that it continues to innovate and deliver excellent whole life products.
When people first hear about the advantages of the Infinite Banking Concept (IBC), a typical reaction is to say, “That’s too good to be true.”
A lot of our clients are concerned and ask many questions about the guaranteed cash values in IBC policies. We want to make absolutely sure that you understand all the assumptions behind the guaranteed values in these policies.
The number one concern of most of our clients with young children is how they can assist their children with their college education without affecting their retirement plans.
Some people are doing quite well financially, and they feel that what they are doing is working fine for them. They have the mistaken opinion that since they feel they are doing well, there is no room for improvement, or to try something they may not be familiar with. Therefore, they are not interested in learning anything about IBC.
Get-out-of-debt guru Dave Ramsey recently released on YouTube an excerpt
of his show where he called IBC a “scam.” Specifically, someone called in
to tell Dave that his financial advisor had touted the benefits of a Whole Life
policy with a mutual company, including the dividends. Ramsey was aghast,
and explained that since the owners of a mutual company are the customers,
any “dividend” they send to you is necessarily coming out of your own pocket.
In fact, Dave explained, the IRS itself acknowledges this, by calling such a dividend a “return of a deliberate overcharge of premium”; this is why the IRS doesn’t tax it as income. Dave ended the call by telling his listener that he needed to get a real financial advisor, not someone trying to sell overpriced Whole Life insurance.
Why do the premiums paid exceed the cash value during these first years? Well, it is due to the initial costs of setting up the death benefit and the compensation paid to the financial professional who designs, sells, and will service the policy for years to come. This is what Nelson Nash calls “the capitalization phase of the policy”. Insurance companies call this initial cost, acquisition cost.
The question always arises as to what is considered a reasonable contribution. We use the following rule-of-thumb: if you are younger than 21 years old, reasonable contribution should be a minimum of $300 per month (or $3,600 per year); if you are between 21 and 30 years old, it should be the larger of $500 per month (or $6,000 per year) or 10% of your gross annual family income; if you are between 31 and 40 years old, it should be the larger of $1,000 per month (or $12,000 per year) or 10% to 15% of your gross annual family income; if you are between 41 and 50 years old, it should be the larger of $1,500 per month (or $18,000 per year) or 15% to 20% of your gross annual family income; if you are between 51 and 60 years old, it should be the larger of $2,000 per month (or $24,000 per year) or 20% of your gross annual family income; if you are older than 60 years old, it should be either $2,500 per month (or $30,000 per year) or a lump sum larger than $200,000.
We have been Financial Professionals for 26 years, and during the last 12 years, we have dedicated exclusively to the design of high cash value dividend-paying whole life insurance policies.
1)What is the Infinite Banking Concept?
The Infinite Banking Concept (IBC) is an exceptional cash management tool for your personal economy or for your business that gives you financial independence by recapturing interest payments that otherwise would flow to outsiders.