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Why Your Attitude About Money Matters

Feb 13, 2019Tomas McFie

The late Billy Graham grasped the significance of taking an accurate stance about money when he stated, “If a person gets his attitude toward money straight, it will help straighten out almost every other area of his life.” Graham’s insight is significant because the “great philosophers” never grasped this simple truth. Platonic philosophy teaches us …

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How to Protect Your Money from Inflation

Feb 6, 2019Tomas McFie

Recently while traveling home from Phoenix we passed through Needles, California on Interstate 10 and noted that gas prices were $4.39 a gallon for regular unleaded.  Less than 5 minutes up the road, after we had returned to Arizona on highway 95, gas prices were $2.34 for a gallon of regular unleaded.  That is a …

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The Worst Year Since 2008 On Investments

Jan 23, 2019Tomas McFie

2018…It was a year that recorded multiple historic highs as well as the largest single-day gain in history. But it turned into a loss for most investors. In fact, according to MarketWatch, 90% of the 70 asset classes cited in the Wall Street Journal posted negative returns for the year.  The previous worst time in …

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If You’re Not Apprehensive, You’re Not Paying Attention

Jan 16, 2019Tomas McFie

It has now been over 10 years since the market crash of 2008.  And during the past decade, many have been lulled into believing that the high yields they have earned during that time are sustainable.  People have, once again, come to trust in dividend-paying stocks as safe and secure investments because they have forgotten …

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Who Do You Have Working for You: A Driver or Operator?

Jan 9, 2019Tomas McFie

Charlie Elliot was a multimillionaire.  He had worked hard his entire life farming.  And over the years he had added land and wealth to his estate. One piece of land he acquired required substantial clearing before it was even fit to run cattle on.  So, Charlie purchased a bulldozer and excavator to get the job …

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The 2018 Bull Market That Didn’t Happen

Jan 2, 2019Tomas McFie

So many had great expectations for a huge Bull Market to pull them through in 2018.   The sorry thing is, the bull never showed up.  Markets simply did not make higher moves that were sustainable. And so, the market of 2018 ended up almost where it started on January 2, 2018.  This has left many …

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Today is Boxing Day – The Day After Christmas

Dec 26, 2018Tomas McFie

Some days have evolved into being widely celebrated while others are just regular days even though they were once traditional holidays.  Boxing Day, the day after Christmas, is one of those days.  Once widely celebrated, it is mostly forgotten today. But dating from the early 13th century a “Poor Box” was opened and distributions were …

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Why Life Insurance is So Important for Married Women

Dec 19, 2018Tomas McFie

My dad died on January 1, 2016. And Mom lost the income that came from his pension.  She also lost her Social Security but was able to continue receiving Dad’s. Even so, $1,100 and some odd change each month isn’t enough to live on.  And that is why as a married woman, you need to …

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Universal Life Insurance is a Risky Purchase… just look at the Market Correction this Month!

Dec 12, 2018Tomas McFie

In front of me is an Index Universal Life Insurance (IUL) illustration.  A prospect emailed it to us because his agent had promised he could receive $31,000 a year in retirement income annually for the rest of his life if he would pay a total of $183,000 in premium over the next twenty years. Here …

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Interest You Earn Is Weightier Than Interest You Save

Dec 5, 2018Tomas McFie

Over $5,700 per household, that’s the new average for credit card debt in this country.  And the average rate of interest being charged for that credit card debt is now 17.14%!  But credit card debt doesn’t even cast a shadow compared to student loan debt.  Debt incurred for an education has now surmounted to $1.5 …

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