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How to reduce the cost of your mortgage to $16/month

Sep 19, 2018Tomas McFie

“Fear of running out of money before you die” is the biggest fear that Americans face today, behind terrorist attacks and government corruption.[i]  And yet, for pennies on the dollar, you can overcome that fear and gain confidence about your financial future. More and more people believe the deck is stacked against them, and that …

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September is #Liam

Sep 5, 2018Ben McFie

Millennials are wrong again, but as usual, they think they’re right! Being a Millennial, gives me a license to pick on my generation. We think we’re pretty smart and savvy, but according to a fascinating article by Jason Fischer, we could benefit by correcting some of our outrageous assumptions about life insurance. September is life …

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The Ugly Duckling or The Black Swan | The Greatest Investment of All Times

Aug 22, 2018Tomas McFie

The story about the Ugly Duckling who turns out to be a beautiful Swan always intrigued me as a child.  Perhaps it was because that, even as a child, it was obvious to me that we are too quick to judge things as they appear, rather than as they really are. This applies to investing …

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The Real Cost Of College

Aug 14, 2018Ben McFie

Student loan debt in America today has surpassed 1.5 trillion dollars[i]!  That seems pretty bad, but most people are not able to reasonably visualize how much money 1.5 trillion dollars actually is. This inability is totally excusable since there is only one public company on planet earth that is valued at more than one trillion …

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Nearly 70% of Home Owners Regret Buying Their House!

Aug 8, 2018Tomas McFie

That’s right, “68% regret that purchase”[i] and report that watching others suffer the devastation that occurred in the 2008 downturn and following recession was the reason why they wish they had never purchased their home. In a Bank of the West study, “Paying off debt and having the financial means to retire comfortably”[ii] were the …

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How to Purchase More Money for Your Retirement

Aug 1, 2018Tomas McFie

Pension plans have for the most part disappeared unless you work for the government.  And defined contribution plans (401ks) have and continue to fail in bridging the income gap which independent retirement accounts (IRAs) and social security were supposed to fill.  That being said, those aware of smart money management principles often encourage their clients …

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Here’s what Rex Tillerson is doing with his money

Jul 25, 2018Tomas McFie

Samuel Johnson the English Poet and Moralist realized that “Small debts are like small shot; they are rattling on every side, and can scarcely be escaped without a wound; great debts are like a cannon, of loud noise but of little danger.” This reminds me of the little boy who discovered the small hole in …

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$42,300,000,000 in Fees

Jul 18, 2018Tomas McFie

Wow! $42.3 Billion, according to Bankrate; that is what 3 banks, JPMorgan, Bank of America and Wells Fargo, collected in fees during one year, $6 billion of those fees coming solely from ATM and overdraft fees alone.[i]  Of course, these are the same banks that we taxpayers bailed out in October of 2008 to the …

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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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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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