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Happy Mother’s Day to All You Husbands and Fathers

May 8, 2019Tomas McFie

It’s been said that the best thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother. Mother’s Day is one day of the year that we have set aside to honor our mothers and the mothers of our children here in the United States. In 1868 Anna Jarvis organized “Mother’s Day Work …

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Fear, Greed and Commissions

May 1, 2019Tomas McFie

A big complaint against life insurance is the supposed “huge” commissions an agent earns when you purchase a whole life insurance policy.  It’s been said that when dealing with money there are only two motives that drive your decision, “Fear or Greed.”  Those who oppose life insurance attempt to paint all life insurance agents as …

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Why Interest Rates Matter

Apr 3, 2019Tomas McFie

Anybody can lend money, but typically lenders are banks, credit companies like Visa, MasterCard and American Express, or retail stores that offer an in-store credit card.  The rate of interest that is charged by these lenders can vary widely depending on the type of loan, the credit history of the person (business) applying for the …

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Direct or Non-Direct Recognition: What Difference Does it Make?

Mar 27, 2019Tomas McFie

If, as an insurance company, I want to reduce my risk associated with providing loans to policyholders who leverage their death benefit to take policy loans, I have two options.  I can, Force all policyholders to assume the risk associated with someone taking a policy loan against their policy, as in non-direct recognition companies. Or …

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Where’s The Guarantee?

Mar 20, 2019Tomas McFie

It’s been twenty-one years since Transamerica Life Insurance Company released and sold their very first Indexed Universal Life Insurance Policy (IUL).  Today there are over 40 insurance companies that have followed suit realizing, that by taking Transamerica’s lead, they can increase their profits (the insurance company’s profits) while assuming less risk.  And while this means …

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The Bigger You Are, The Harder You Fall

Mar 6, 2019Tomas McFie

You wouldn’t work very long without some form of compensation.  But you might be stunned how many people permit their money to work for nearly nothing. Jeff and Jim are twin brothers.  Jeff believes he can consistently earn 8% in his portfolio and decides he’s going to put $2,600 each year into his investment. Jim …

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Your Alternative to Becoming Wealthier

Feb 27, 2019Tomas McFie

When you get your idea about money straightened out, most everything else in your life will straighten itself out.  If you hold to the idea that money will make you happy, you are in for a colossal disappointment.  At the same time, if you defend your lack of material wealth and resources because you entertain …

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You Wouldn’t Make a Major Purchase Without a Guarantee, Would You?

Feb 20, 2019Tomas McFie

When you make a major purchase, you want to make sure the product you purchase is backed up by a good, solid guarantee.  In fact, you most likely would pay more to secure such a guarantee.  And that is because you simply can’t risk purchasing a lemon and having no recourse if something goes wrong.  …

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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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