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The $1000 Dilemma

Jul 11, 2018Tomas McFie

Less than 2 out of 5 Americans have enough money saved to afford an unexpected $1,000 expense. Such an expense would force 1 out of 5 to charge such an unexpected expense on a credit card, leaving the rest to either scrounge it off a friend, family member or take out a personal loan.  Interestingly …

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The Social Security Myth

Jul 4, 2018Tomas McFie

Ken Fisher, Founder of Fisher Investments, wrote in USA Today on June 24, 2018, “You shouldn’t worry about Social Security running out of money because in the past this same fear has “prompted politicians to act and put in simple fixes.”[i]  Then he goes on to explain that raising taxes, or the minimum retirement age …

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Why You Want to Pay Your Premiums as Long as You Can

Jun 27, 2018Tomas McFie

When purchasing participating whole life insurance, many want to see the premium “disappear” as soon as possible. And if you have a limited source of funding to pay the premiums with, like an inheritance, a bonus, the sale of personal property, a settlement, or lottery winnings, it might make sense to have the premium “disappear” …

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How to Benefit from Less Regulation (Both Now and In Your Retirement)

Jun 20, 2018Tomas McFie

 Five-hundred and 2 days ago, from the time of writing this blog, a new president of the United States has “slashed regulations that strangle the economy by nearly $2 trillion a year.”[i]  Which has increased the wealth of U.S. households $7.1 trillion![ii] This, all in spite of what the Economic Policy Institute or the Brookings …

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ETF’s What Are They And Can You Depend On Them?

Jun 13, 2018Tomas McFie

Those that follow this blog already know our admiration of John (Jack) Bogle.  A personalized copy of his book, “Don’t Count On It” sits right beside my desk and is referenced nearly every week as we reach out to educate others about money management because it contains so many valuable insights. Besides, Jack has been …

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Growth of Student Loan Debt 5 Times Faster than Wages Over Past Decade

Jun 6, 2018Tomas McFie

Attending a university or college used to provide a path to a better income.  But “In 1987-1988 the average four-year universities and colleges were charging $3,190 a year for tuition.  Today, with prices adjusted to reflect 2017 dollars, that average cost has risen to $9,970 a year.  Which is a 212.5 percent increase.”[i] But the …

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No Help from the State!!

May 30, 2018Tomas McFie

California cities are floundering to pay for the rising cost of public pensions.  Interestingly, the governor of the “Golden State” says, “it’s not up to the state to help.”  Even though most local governments face even greater pressures than the state in meeting promised pension plans, the state government isn’t going to lend a helping …

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The Tale of the Lonely Musician and the Need He Supplied

May 23, 2018Tomas McFie

Over 30 years ago, when I first began my practice, a noted musician who performed as an organ soloist as well as in orchestras throughout Europe and the Americas, became a patient of mine. I recall him sharing how he would find himself at 2 and 3am playing some organ in a lonely European Cathedral …

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It’s A Process, Not a Product

May 16, 2018Tomas McFie

Several years back, when giving a presentation for Nelson Nash’s Think Tank in Birmingham Alabama, I shared with the advisers and agents gathered there, that the Infinite Banking Concept wasn’t as much about the product, participating whole life insurance, as it was about the process. You see, even at that time, many advisers and agents …

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Always Learning Yet Never Coming to The Full Knowledge of Truth

May 8, 2018Tomas McFie

We all are instructed to add to our faith, virtue, to virtue knowledge, to knowledge self-control, to self-control perseverance, to perseverance a devotion to God and then finally a concern and love for others. Why in this order? And why not love and concern for others first?  Look around you today, and you will discover …

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