When on a search for financial freedom, there are a lot of different opinions out there and it can be hard to decide what is the best decision for your situation.
Do you realize that we finance every single purchase we make, whether we pay up interest by financing or give up interest by paying cash? There’s not really any middle ground. What is the best way to make purchases in the most efficient manner?
There are many definitions of leverage, but the one I like best in financial terms is to use the least amount of money to control the greatest amount of assets. Think about it. For real estate investors, what do they do? They borrow other people’s money. They get bank loans to buy real estate, and then they let their tenants pay the mortgage.
If you’re looking into the infinite banking concept using a whole life insurance policy, I’m sure you’ve heard of the different splits. Do I do a 90/10? Do I do an 80/20? Do I do a 40/60? What is the best design for me and how do I get the most out of my policies?
Do you have a Ferrari in your garage, and you’ve never driven it? Someone recently reached out and they had a 12-year-old life insurance policy sitting doing nothing. This means they had cash value in the policy that’s accumulated over the last 12 years, and they’ve never put that money and deployed it in their financial system before. So we were able to create a plan for them to get out of debt.
You see when I started in financial services, we were told that all debt was bad. But it wasn’t until I put things into practice that I realized, there’s actually good debt and bad debt.
I got my first life insurance policy as soon as I graduated from college. Now, this may seem counterintuitive to some people because I had just graduated college, and I didn’t have a family. What need did I really have for life insurance at that time? Well, I use that policy as a savings account, a savings vehicle, so I can accumulate wealth and keep control of it without the risk of losing any money.
Have you noticed it costs a lot more simply to exist these days? They call inflation the stealth tax because it’s not written in the tax code, but it affects each and every single one of us. So what impacts inflation?
Something I’m sure you heard us say before, is you finance every single purchase you make, you either pay cash and give up interest that you could have earned on that money, or you finance and pay up interest to another entity outside of your control.
When you’re dealing with a whole life insurance policy, whether it be a normal, whole life insurance policy or whole life policy designed for cash value accumulation, there are a few values that you may want to look at. The guaranteed values and the non-guaranteed values. And you may be wondering what’s the difference between the two.