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The step-up in basis or stepped-up basis allows property and businesses to be passed to the next generation without a tax on the appreciation. Biden’s new tax plan depicts removing the step-up basis. Removal of the step-up basis will seriously jeopardize the financial legacy of many Americans. Today on Wealth Talks, Tom and John discuss how we can …
 
Poverty has always existed and always will. Despite the “War on Poverty” (the most monetarily expensive war), poverty rates in America have been steadily on the rise. This should, perhaps, come as no surprise. Jesus Christ told us we would always have the poor among us, but that doesn’t mean we have to be one of them. In today’s show, Tom and John …
 
Recently we’ve had a few Indexed Universal Life policy contracts come across our desk for review. As part of our review process, we calculated the cost of insurance in these policies and compared it to the cost of insurance in a Whole Life product of our design. In today’s show, Tom and John look at how these costs match up. While Indexed Universal…
 
With possible changes to the tax code looming, it is likely life insurance will become an even more important planning tool for people who want to build and sustain generational wealth. But there is a lot of negativity surrounding life insurance and those who sell it. Public opinion of life insurance salesmen is low, coming in just above that of us…
 
Joe Biden is on record for stating “Americans will suffer under my administration”. Biden’s economic policies are threatening to turn out a lot like Jimmy Carter’s did in the 1970s. The good news is we can try to prepare for the future by looking at the past. Interest rates under Carter were very high. But interest rates on policy loans, while high…
 
There is a fascinating history around governments and the way they deal with drugs. Hippocrates warned against the use of opium except for some medicinal purposes. Yet by 1839 Great Britain was embroiled with China over the trade of opium. British ships were instructed to bring the finest opium back to England. Needless to say, this opium was not u…
 
Beyond the fact that Sam was from Tennessee, we are ignorant of much of his life… except that his cremation was the strangest sight the Northern Lights have ever seen. While not as strange, perhaps, as Sam’s cremation, we see our fair share of “strange things done in the midnight sun by men who moil for gold”. In this episode, Tom and John share so…
 
Cancel Culture isn’t anything new. Although the name has changed over the years the selfish ideas and beliefs behind it have remained the same. Cancel Culture and Critical Theory thinking, a hideous blend of Marxism and Freudianism, is seriously endangering our Western Society. Today on Wealth Talks, Tom and John discuss Cancel Culture and what we …
 
World population is a major concern… but not in the way many people see it. Anyone who has taken a flight across the US should realize that overpopulation is not even a remote problem. In fact, the biggest problem many countries are facing today is underpopulation. Today on Wealth Talks, Tom and John talk about underpopulation and the grave danger …
 
There are two categories into which all Life Insurance products fall: Temporary and Permanent. In general, term products are classified as temporary insurance, while whole life and universal life products are classified as permanent. It is important to understand how these different types of policies work when you wish to purchase the best type of …
 
How many times have you heard someone recite sentiments along these lines “It’ll be my kids’ problem by then”… implying that they will be dead and their kids will have to deal with the problem instead. The lack of responsibility is shocking, and the results of this thinking are disastrous. We are all susceptible to this type of thinking. Even Hezek…
 
Some people firmly believe in financing every expense in life with a policy loan. Others believe in financing only the larger expenses, and many don’t know what to believe. This is a controversial subject with an endless number of opinions. While it is easy to be confused by the barrage of information available, following certain steps and keeping …
 
In American society, more and more people seem to be less interested in making any sort of commitment, preferring a quick and easy relationship. Those only seeking a relationship are typically absorbed with themselves, looking only for what they can get out of the relationship. Commitments are very different. Those looking to make a commitment are …
 
Ice cream containers are shrinking - again. It used to be common for ice cream to be sold in a half gallon cartons. Some years ago, cartons shrunk to 1.75 quarts and just recently many ice cream cartons shrank again to only 1.5 quarts. Prices, however, did not shrink accordingly. Most prices stayed the same. This latest change is the equivalent of …
 
Gino Bartali was an Italian cyclist. Winning the Giro d'Italia in 1936 and 1937 and the prestigious Tour de France in 1938, Gino went on to win two more titles after the War, the Giro d’Italia in 1946 and the Tour de France in 1948. But it wasn’t for any of these races that Gino became a hero, it was for his work in the Underground. Under the guise…
 
Buying a Whole Life Insurance policy is a lot like starting a business that is guaranteed to succeed. In a world where 90% of startup businesses fail, talking about guaranteed success seems strange - even perhaps a little fishy. But when it comes to life insurance, you can indeed find sustainable guaranteed growth. Guaranteed growth may take more t…
 
Paul “Bear” Bryant famously said “Offense sells tickets. Defense wins championships.” Many investment advisors today are hyper-focused on the offensive side of wealth building (investing). Wealth building is just as much defense as it is offense. In today’s episode, Tom and John discuss how to get your Wealth Building defense running smoothly. Reso…
 
Many people pursue money to their own misery. If they only had more money, they reason, they would be happy and contented. With this mindset, they will never be happy. They will either be poor and miserable, or they will be richly miserable. Wealth, on the other hand, isn’t dependent on money. Money can be a part of wealth, but wealth is not a part…
 
Securities. The very name fills one with the sense of safety, conjuring up images of bank vaults, locked safes and armed guards. Ironically, many so-called securities are not secure. In fact, most securities are risky. …which brings up a question…are whole life insurance products considered securities? Do they share any similarities with securities…
 
Morbid as it sounds, to get the greatest rate of return from a life insurance policy, you could pay the first premium and then die. While we certainly don’t suggest this course of action, this method will undoubtably give you the greatest rate of return. Put this way, the whole concept of “rate of return” seems a little silly. However, it’s easy to…
 
In the world around us, many people have confused wealth with money. Sadly, many pursue money, but never take the time to build wealth. How do we build wealth, and how do we protect the wealth we build so as to leave an inheritance to our children’s children? In today’s episode Tom and John explore building wealth through the window of faith, and h…
 
Many Americans have worked hard to further their children’s education. Sadly, many realize too late, that much of the so-called “education” was really indoctrination which may have ruined their children’s values. Many children graduate from College and University with far different values, morals, and viewpoints than those held by their parents. Pa…
 
529 plans are touted as a way to save for your children’s education. But saving money in a 529 plan is a lot like sending your money to jail. Once your money is in a 529 plan you can’t use it for anything other than education. If you need to use that money for other purposes, you’ll pay a hefty penalty! But there is a way to get money out of a 529 …
 
…until you hear this. There is no question - paying off a mortgage early saves interest. But what will you be losing by paying off your mortgage early? It’s called Lost Opportunity. If you can simply earn 1.4% on the extra mortgage payments required to payoff a mortgage at 3.75% APR over 15 years rather than 30 years, then you can come out ahead of…
 
Queen was almost prophetic with their song… many Americans are biting the dust financially because they depended on financial planners who didn’t know the future. Of course the responsibility to take care of these people doesn’t fall on the financial planner, but rather on the client’s own children. This leads to the sandwich generation, people who…
 
Many people will say a picture is worth a thousand words… but that’s likely because they have never read a well written book, or listened to a great speaker. Krish Dhanam, a professional speaker who has spoken in 75 different countries across 6 different continents, has recently written two new books: Missives Mottos & Maxims, and Twilight. Today, …
 
The walls of Jerusalem were crumbling, just outside the Babylonian army was waiting to loot and burn the city and carry the Israelites into exile. In the midst of this looming catastrophe, God told Jeremiah to buy land. In such a time of crisis, why would God tell Jeremiah to buy land? Can this help us know how to act in today’s troubled times? In …
 
Recently a poplar investment and financial website ran an article about Life Insurance, but the article was inaccurate and not true. We responded with a new article on the subject, bringing much needed clarity to how Cash Value Life Insurance works. Today on Wealth Talks, John and Ben talk about the different types of Life Insurance available, and …
 
Protecting yourself legally is a must. But how do you go about it? Most Lawyers are happy to “set you up”, but it might be exactly that! Today on Wealth Talks, Tom and John are joined by Attorney Lee Philips, a Counselor to the U.S. Supreme Court, to talk about ways you can protect yourself legally. Do not miss this episode… Listen Now! Call John t…
 
Some people advocate borrowing from a life insurance policy for everything. Others vehemently oppose taking a policy loan at all. What should you do? The answer is simple though not conclusive… it depends. Sometimes it makes great sense to take a policy loan. At other times, you can save more money by borrowing elsewhere. Today on Wealth Talks, Tom…
 
With low interest rates right now, does it make sense to make extra payments right now? This is an area of confusion for many, and it is often glossed over by the experts in finance. Today on WealthTalks, Tom and John discuss making extra payments on a mortgage, and even using a HELOC to pay off the mortgage early. Knowing the facts can save you a …
 
Its been an exciting few days! The new book How to Build Sustainable Wealth has finally premiered as a softcover. Many people are struggling financially. They are doing all they know how to do, but their money keeps slipping through their fingers like sand. Frustrated and upset, they turn towards a Financial Planner for help. Sadly, this is often t…
 
The Economy is suffering, stability is not an accurate description of the Market, and the Federal Reserve seems to be playing a game of Jenga with our monetary system. It seems as if any moment everything could come crashing down. What should we do?… what can we do? In uncertain times, like the present, many are advocating buying silver or gold. Is…
 
Real Estate prices have been fluctuating for years. Goaded by natural disasters, crime and political intrigue, real estate prices have been anything but stable. Seemingly “safe” properties are not immune, the arrival of a less than desirable neighbor, or the whim of some politician can change your home’s value drastically. All told real estate seem…
 
The purpose of TUMS and other antacids seems straightforward - almost like a magical formula to solve Heartburn and acid indigestion. But how do antacids work? They either neutralize the acid in your stomach or, depending on the product, they might prevent you from making as much acid in the first place. With no acid to slosh up your esophagus, you…
 
It’s obvious that Christian faith is under attack on many levels across America. This inherently includes an attack on the Judeo-Christian values which support the ownership of personal property and allow American families to build sustainable wealth. Dr. Ralph Reed’s latest book For God and Country provides a defense of Judeo-Christian values espe…
 
YouTube has changed the world of learning. With a simple search, we can find videos to learn about almost anything under the sun. But there is so much non-relevant, outdated, and even mis-information online too, that trying to sort out the gold can be frustrating. Today on WealthTalks, you get a “behind-the-scenes look” at the Life Benefits YouTube…
 
Only 59% of Americans own life insurance and 50% of these people are still under-insured. Why don’t people own more life insurance? Perhaps it’s because they: Have been told it’s a bad investment? Have heard misunderstandings about life insurance Had an experience with a bad policy (or a bad agent) Or maybe they think: Group life insurance is enoug…
 
COVID is on the rampage! Stay safe, stay home, wear a mask, social distance, but you could die anyway. Fortunately, you can discover if you have the disease by taking a simple test. Unfortunately, 80% of positive test results are false positives, but so what? Oh, and pull up that mask, all the way over your nose… it’s to keep you safe… it’s to keep…
 
Many people think the Federal Reserve is a wing of government… but in actuality it is a Private Cartel. The unusual thing about the Federal Reserve is their ability to create money. We have to work to make our money, but the Federal Reserve can simply print its very own Benjamin Franklins. In today’s day and age, they don’t even have to print. They…
 
Is The United States of America a Democracy, a Republic, or something else? Does the Constitution uphold the Lockdown? What is the Electoral College? Was the 17th Amendment in 1913 good or bad? These are important questions, how do we find the answers? Today on Wealth Talks, Tom and John are joined by constitutional scholar Rick Green. Rick knows e…
 
If you let procrastination get a grip on you, it can crush you! People procrastinate all the time, whether rushing busily around doing nothing, or lazily evading their work. One thing people procrastinate about a lot, is their money. They make their money, but then they lock it some place they can’t get it. Or, they hand it over to their Financial …
 
When will things go back to normal? What are changes that might arise from this pandemic? What is racism? What can we do about the personal economic impact of everything going on? Today, Rabbi Daniel Lapin (America’s Rabbi), TV host and bestselling author of the book Thou Shall Prosper, joins us on WealthTalks. Listen as Rabbi Lapin answers these a…
 
Krish Dhanam joins the show today! Are some of George Orwell’s famous predictions coming true? Ignorance is Strength Freedom is Slavery War is Peace Foundations matter - and no less in the times we are living today. When you draw a line there is always a price to pay, but history shows that people who draw the line and stand by their values are the…
 
Universal Life Insurance and especially Indexed Universal Life Insurance (IUL) is a relatively new type of insurance, and one which has created a lot of controversy. Some almost swear by it, others just as vehemently oppose it. Some like it because they say it allows them to still dabble in the market, while retaining a death benefit. Others detest…
 
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