Regaining control of your money means putting you in a position where you could access your money when you need it. When we talk about plugging those leaky holes in your financial bucket, it’s literally identifying the five major areas where you are giving up control of your money. Those areas are taxes, how you fund your retirement, how you pay for your children’s college, how you pay for your real estate mortgages and how you make major capital purchases. We do a deep dive as to how you’re using your money in these five areas to show you exactly where you’re giving up control of your money.
The cost of college is not the same for everyone. Not everyone who goes to the same school in the same year will pay the same amount for college. The cost of college is individual to each family, and it’s based on a few factors used in the financial aide calculation. That calculation includes parent’s income, parent’s assets, student’s income and student’s assets.
Congratulations! You are now ready to access the cash value in your life insurance policy and might want to organize your finances by separating your family finances from your policy finances. In this blogpost we will talk about everything you need to know about setting up a segregated account for your policy finances.
When it comes to financial planning, we all have one end goal in mind. That’s retirement. For the past thirty seven years as a financial services professional, when people come to us with their yet to be taxed IRA or 401K statements, they are generally shocked when they find out how much they have to pay in taxes.Many don’t realize that after you earn your income and you pay your tax, whether or not you pay tax again on that money, the rest of your life is optional. It’s voluntary. The key is knowing what your choices are up front.
Only in a whole life insurance policy, you can have access to the cash values without draining the tank. Basically you’re able to continuously earn compound interest and access that money to make an investment that will potentially earn you a higher rate of return.
One of the most misunderstood concepts of life insurance policies is the so-called 4% guaranteed rate of interest.
As a result of it a lot of times people get a life insurance policy but don’t see what they are told – the guaranteed 4% rate of return.
The 4% isn’t a guaranteed interest rate of return, but rather a discount rate.