Financial Independence

Blog #46 – Strategies for More Income in Retirement

The biggest fear that people over the age of 60 have is running out of money in retirement. And for many Americans, this is a very real risk, not an irrational phobia.

Blog #43 – Cash Flow Is King

Have you taken a “30,000-foot view” of your finances lately? Is it positioned for the growth, strength, stability and cash flow you desire? To help you answer that, let’s examine asset allocation and diversification.

Blog #29 – Modified Endowment Contract: Should You Be Concerned?

Anyone who has any type of banking policy has probably come across the term Modified Endowment Contract, or MEC. You may have noticed a portion of your whole life policy illustration or contract stipulating whether or not it is a MEC. You may have even seen numbers indicating the additional amount of Paid-Up Additions that … Read more

Blog #25 – What’s Wrong With Qualified Plans? Practically Everything

If you make contributions to any type of qualified plans like a 401(k), a 403(b), or an IRA you should know the following facts: These programs are not tax-free but tax-deferred, which means that although you enjoy the immediate gratification of not paying taxes now, you will be most likely paying higher taxes on a … Read more

Blog #24 – Why Whole Life As a Savings Vehicle Makes Sense

The money stored in your properly-structured whole life insurance contract is guaranteed to grow every year by an increasing amount; in other words, the increase in cash value between years 3 and 4 is larger than the increase between years 2 and 3. So your cash value cannot go down; it is always increasing and … Read more

Blog #23 – Savings vs. Investing: Can You Afford The Risk

When you save your money, you have access to all or part of it at any time without penalties, it is not subject to losses, and if saved in the appropriate financial instrument, it grows continuously over time. When you invest your money, you may have to pay penalties and/or taxes to access it at … Read more

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