Today we’re going to share with you ideas and strategies that transcend finances. It will be information that can impact your life on a much bigger and deeper level than just financially. Implementing these strategies can give you back control of your money, your cash flow, and your life. No longer will you be dependent on and therefore obligated to the banks for credit and access to cash. No longer will your financial success be tied to the vagaries and whims of the Wall Street rollercoaster. So if you want to get back control over your life and experience the liberating feeling of independence and freedom that come with it, stick around to the end of this blog to find out.

Today we’re going to talk about the concept of money that is hiding in plain sight. And you may be wondering: “How could money be hiding in plain sight? Every day I wake up, I make the best financial decisions for myself. I pay off my debt as soon as possible. I have a 15-year mortgage and I’m paying extra on it. I’m paying off my credit cards as fast as I can. I’m maxing out my 401K’s. I’m paying cash for purchases when I can. I’m saving for my children’s college education.”

But what if we were to tell you that the things you’re doing could actually end up holding you back financially in the long run? When would you want to have that conversation? 

So, let’s start with a simple example of having $500 extra at the end of the month and making the decision to put $500 on your credit card. Why? Because debt is bad. And the first question you need to ask yourself is that by putting that extra $500 on the credit card, does that increase or decrease your net worth? The answer is neither. You see, before you put the money on the credit card, you owned and controlled $500 and you had the outstanding balance on the credit card. Now you have a lower outstanding balance by $500, but no cash. It hasn’t impacted your net worth by one penny. But the key is now who controls that $500? And the answer is, it’s not you. That’s just one example of where you could be giving up control of your money unknowingly and unnecessarily. 

We found that there are five major areas of wealth transfer: taxes, how you fund your retirement, your mortgage, how you’re saving for your children’s college education, and how you’re making major capital purchases like weddings, vacations, or buying a new car. And, you see, this money is actually hiding in plain sight. And what we have found is that the average family has about $24,000 year over year that is hiding in plain sight. Again, it’s money you think is moving you forward. It’s actually holding you back. And because of that, we’re able to identify that money and return it to you so that you can be in control of that money.

Let’s face it. No one wakes up in the morning and says, “Hey, how can I mess up my finances today?” We’re making decisions that we think are right for us because that’s what conventional wisdom told us, or that’s what our parents told us, or that’s what our grandparents told us. But we’re here to tell you that there may be a better way that leaves you with more control of your finances so that you’re less dependent on these institutions going forward. And you see, that’s the key to putting you back in control of your money. Once you start chasing returns or looking at interest rates, you’ve taken your eye off the ball. And that’s where we could find the money that’s hiding in plain sight.

Now, finding the money is only step one. And if you find the money and you just increase your lifestyle or you increase your spending, that’s not going to move you forward either. The second part of the equation is to start saving that money and to start saving it in a place where you own and control it so that you’re able to make better financial decisions going forward and be less dependent on these institutions in the long run.

And you see, we have found that a specially designed life insurance policy will give you access to your money when you need it, no questions asked. So that’s the first issue of control. The second issue is that by accessing that money and using the loan provision now, your money will continue to earn uninterrupted compounding interest. And now that’s the second level of control that returns back to you. And again, what could be more empowering or more liberating than setting up an account that only you could access and you can use for whatever you want, whenever you want. That, to us, is control.

You see, when you’re in control of your money, you’ll have less dependency on banks for access to credit, and you’ll have less exposure to the risks of the Wall Street rollercoaster. If you’d like to get started in finding the money, hiding in plain sight in your finances, be sure to visit our website at tier1capital.com to schedule your free strategy session today. And remember, it’s not how much money you make, it’s how much money you keep that really matters.