Financial Independence

Winter 2020 Lara-Murphy Report

In this final installment, Carlos explores the sinister role of the Rockefeller Foundation in global politics, and how Bill Gates has suddenly become a health authority.

2020 April Lara-Murphy Report

Major Firms Less Liquid Than a Responsible Household
Standard financial planning recommends that a typical middle-class (or wealthier) household have at least 6 months’ worth of expenses available in very liquid funds (“cash in the bank”), to handle a sudden job loss, injury, or illness. And yet, when the coronavirus crisis struck, we saw not only small businesses but even many major firms brought to their knees because they couldn’t handle even a temporary interruption in their revenue streams.

2020 April BankNotes

“This is R. Nelson Nash” in His Own Words
The following was put together in January 2018 by R. Nelson Nash for the
2018 IBC Think Tank Conference. I thought it appropriate to share on the
anniversary of Nelson’s passing (27 March, 2019). — David Stearns
A person’s thoughts over a period of time ultimately results in a set of core
beliefs—a mindset—some call it a worldview—that controls human action
and gives life meaning and purpose.

2020 March BankNotes

Norman Vincent Peale’s Timeless Advice: Take Charge of Your Own Life, First

Dr. Norman Vincent Peale’s ideas are especially important today, when envy
and jealousy seem to permeate much of our politics.

by Lawrence W. Read

The more jealousy one has in his nature, the more critical he is of those who have accomplished things. If you are critical and mouthing negativisms it could be that your own failures are caused by a mixed-up, hate filled mind.

Blog 62 – Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Paid-Up Additions – Part 1

In this blog we are going to concentrate in the definition of paid-up additions and in future blogs we will be going deeper into the types of paid-up additions riders and how to use them to maximize the cash values of your whole life policies.

Paid-up additions are mini paid-up whole life policies that attach to your base whole life policy. They have a death benefit and a cash value and as its name implies, they require just one single premium payment and they are forever paid-up. In other words, you keep the death benefit of the paid-up additions and its cash value without ever paying any additional premiums.

2020 February BankNotes

On March 27, 2019 — not two months after that year’s Think Tank — Nelson graduated (Passed Away). Things didn’t feel the same this time as we shuttled downtown late Tuesday morning. Though attendance this year would be the greatest in eight years, this one man’s absence was obvious and painful.

Blog 61 – Happy New Year, Happy New Decade

Although you may be discouraged of your progress in some areas, we are sure that you will be proud of your accomplishments in other areas, and perhaps one of them for many of our clients is your success towards achieving financial independence.

We define financial independence as a financial situation in which you have enough money set aside to take care of unexpected financial challenges and also enough money to take care of opportunities that become available to us. Believe us, when you have money available, opportunities are constantly knocking at your door.

Blog 58 – Using Your IBC Policy To Supplement Your Income

You should start by withdrawing funds from your investment accounts. In any year in which your investment account loses market value, the following year you don’t withdraw funds from that account but instead you withdraw funds from your IBC policy.

Blog 53 – The Impact Of Financial Mistakes

Have you ever made a big financial mistake? You’re not alone. According to a Consumer Federation of America report, 67% of middle class American consumers (those with annual incomes of $30-100,000) owned up to a “really bad financial decision”, resulting in an average loss of $23,000.

2019 January Lara-Murphy Report

Dr. Robert Murphy builds on last month’s article to make the analysis closer to real-world policies, showing the effect of age and different funding approaches on policy behavior.

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