Wealth Building Opportunity

While most financial advice is heavily focused on maximizing return while minimizing fees (and this perhaps is one of the reasons so many people fail long term in their financial plan) I'm going to take

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How to Pick a Good Insurance Agent

Recently I got a little upset over a post made by another blogger who positions himself as a financial guru for a specific audience, and my issue with a particular piece he did was based on some serious

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How Policy Blending Works and Why You Want to Know about It

People know that I'm generally a pretty big fan of policy blending.  It's essentially a process of combining term insurance with a whole life policy to increase the MEC limit on a whole life contract

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Single Premium Whole Life Insurance, a Really Safe Place to Store Cash

I'm not going to commit personal finance heresy when I say that as we get older safety of principal becomes way more important than rate of return (personally I believe it's a lot more important even for

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Amateurs…Why I Love to Hate Them

Note: This one took some time and I'm a few days past my normal schedule. It seemed necessary. So I've known about this guy who is apparently an emergency room physician who got burned some years ago

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The Methodology Behind “Average” Rate of Return

When someone quotes the rate of return on a specific investment or quotes average returns on an index to support a theory behind achieving similar results in their investment, do you actually know what

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Looking for some Good Ideas for your Emergency Fund? Part 3 Reasons 6, 7, and 8

Here we are, the conclusive post to the Emergency Fund trilogy (sounds special).  Again, if you'd like a refresher on all 8 reasons from the original post they are: Increased rate of return Tax deferral Potentially

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Looking for some Good Ideas for your Emergency Fund: Part 2 Reasons 1-5

So last time we dove into general design, and this time around we'll be addressing why this is such a great idea.  I left off the last post with 8 reasons for using cash value life insurance as a spot

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Looking for some Good Ideas for your Emergency Fund? Part 1: Cash Value Life Insurance?

In the spirit of the Holiday Season, which just wound down for the most part (hurray I can drive by major commercial locations again!), I figured I'd make today's piece a sort of “holiday gift ideas

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