- Compound Interest & Rule of 72
- Biggest Wealth Killer
- High Cost of Waiting
- Unnecessary Transfers
- Opportunity Costs
- Be The Bank
- Eleven Ways to “Find” the Money
- The REAL Retirement Miracle
“The most powerful force in the universe is compound interest.” 1 – Albert Einstein
“The person that understands compound interest will earn it. The person that does not will pay it!“ 2 – Albert Einstein
Want to Save $1 million by age 67?
You’d better get started soon.
The longer you wait, the more you’ll have to put away each month to reach your retirement goals
The High Cost of Waiting
- A 27 years old? needs to save $214 a month to have a million by age 67
- Age 37, …$541
- Age 47,…. $1,491
- Age 57, hefty $5,168
- Wait until the last minute (age 62) and you’d have to stash $13,258 to reach $1 million by age 67.
- Don’t give up hope- we have an answer (see The Real Retirement Miracle below)
Taxation is the Number 1 Wealth KILLER
Double a dollar 20 times
It grows to….$1,048,576
If you tax 30% on each double It grows to..$40,642 A Million Dollar Mistake!!!
Anybody see a trend here?…You Earn it They Tax it….You Spend It They Tax it…You Save It They Tax it….You Die They Tax it
- By recapturing unnecessary transfers the dollars you were losing and to put these dollars towards your accumulated money and/or lifestyle money with no additional out of pocket cost.
- Opportunity Cost
- The interest you could have earned, had you been able to avoid losing it or transferring it away.
- A dollar paid in taxes unnecessarily not only costs you that dollar but it also costs you what the dollar could have earned had you not given it away.
- Be The Bank
- The Most Powerful Bank in The World
- You Finance Everything!
You either finance by:
- Paying interest to someone else –a bank, lender, finance Co, credit card etc.
- Or giving up interest you could have earned otherwise.
When you pay cash the interest the money could have earned is forfeited
This is called Opportunity Cost
- Typical Family
- Two cars, both cars are financed or leased they often swim in credit card debt, and perhaps home equity debt.
- They have a mortgage.
- Typical family spends about 34% of its income on paying interest to creditors.
- Typical Family
- At the same time they are contributing less than 5% of their income to their savings plan and they have put much, if not all, of that at risk.
- In other words, they are spending a lot more on interest than they are saving.
- Financing Cars
We all know that you lose money on buying cars
- Did you realize how much?
- Did you know there is a much better way?
- Over a lifetime the interest paid on financing cars plus the opportunity cost lost on financing accounts for a significant wealth transfer.
- (Lease or pay cash still have opportunity cost)
Financing Cars ….So what’s the answer? The answer lies not in what you buy but how you buy it.
- Financing Cars An example:
- 40 year old couple purchases (one) new vehicle every 4 years at a cost of $30,000.
- They expect to keep driving until age 80.
So, over 40 years they will buy 10 new cars.
We are not factoring any money down or inflation but we know prices will go up.
We will assume they can earn 8% on their investments and an 8% opportunity cost.
We will use an 8% loan finance rate
- If they continue to finance one $30,000 car every 4 years over the next 40 years they could transfer almost $300,000 in opportunity cost.
- The more cars you add to the equation, the greater the loss.
Over 40 years, the total cost is:
Opportunity Cost $297,121
TOTAL COST $648,667
Imagine of you could have every dime back plus interest
Become The Bank: Our Solution
- Start building an account that will allow you to withdraw the money necessary to
- Pay cash for your next car and then pay yourself back, paying yourself the principal & interest .
- You can “self-finance” everything.
- That $648,667 or more could be in your account instead
- Sad But True…
- People saving in qualified plans at work ( 401k, IRA etc.)
Do not have Liquidity, Use & Control of their money and are forced to finance their car
Many Americans who finance their cars lose more money in interest financing their
automobiles so they can get to work, than they will accumulate in their lifelong savings accounts at work.
- First Bank of YOU
- Great College Plan
- College expenses taken out Tax Free
- Not included in college aid grant formulas
- Cash Value is owned by parents
- Plan completion
- Business Owners
- No need to “qualify” for a loan
- Anything Financed
Twelve reasons to build your personal ‘bank’
- You can get to the money in your ‘bank’ whenever you want it or need it . . . no penalties, no waiting, no taxes and no application.
- The government, your employer, or any other outsiders have nothing to say about how you operate your ‘bank.’
- Your ‘bank’ is protected from creditors and lawsuits (protections are not the same for every state so check with your state .)
- You can borrow from your ‘bank’ for any reason and you don’t have to qualify in any way.
- When you borrow from your ‘bank’, the money in your ‘bank’ keeps growing as if you hadn’t borrowed a cent. . . your money does double duty.
- Your ‘bank’ allows you to recover the money you pay to purchase cars, household furnishings, vacations, and other big ticket items or to fund education, business start-ups or any other costly expense, and deposit both interest and principal you recover back into your ‘bank.’
- Your ‘bank’ allows you to put all of the interest you would normally pay to credit card companies, banks and other credit grantors into your ‘bank’ where it compounds for your benefit.
- Your ‘bank’ lets you grow your wealth tax-free every year . . . no sliding backward . . . no worries about stock market crashes or real estate bubbles . . . just peace of mind about your money.
- Your ‘bank’ serves you without compromise while you are alive and allows you to pay forward –tax-free to anyone you choose – your legacy of wealth and wisdom.
- Your ‘bank’ allows you to prepay the cost of future health and long term care so the money you need as you age is in your ‘bank’ when you need it most.
- Your bank funds an inflation-protected income that you do not have to work for and you can’t outlive.
- You can use the money in your ‘bank’ when an unforeseen life event throws you off the track.
Plus Living Benefits
- Does This Work?
- This method is used by many Banks.
- To capitalize a portion of their banking system, Banks purchase billions in insurance.
- This pool of capital is a MAJOR source of working capital the bank draws on to fuel it’s banking system.
- Cash Value Life Insurance: A Cornerstone Asset Of a Bank
- Cash value life insurance is one of the most important assets of a bank, particularly America’s large banks.
- Banks purchase so much cash value life insurance that life insurance of this type has its own name
- BOLI (bank-owned-life-insurance).
- Banks own so much BOLI that the banks could be considered life insurance companies unto themselves. According to the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) and the General Accounting Office (GAO), BOLI is a cornerstone of a bank and one most important assets in the nation’s banking and financial systems.
- In fact, according to the FDIC figures in June 30, 2008, Bank of America owned $18.99 billion dollars of Cash Value life insurance
Your Money Bucket
If you were filling a bucket
What would you do if your bucket had holes?
- “FIND” money to Fund
- Eleven ways to “find” money to fund your plan:
- Restructure debt
- Cleverly reducing debt will allow you to use the dollars freed up for your policy.
Ways to “find” money to fund your plan:
Reduce funding of your 401(k) or other retirement plans
This brings them the guarantees, tax advantages, life, living benefits and flexibility provides that their traditional, government-sponsored 401(k), IRA or pension plan does not.
Rescue your IRA or 401(k)
Use IRS rule, 72(t), to transfer your money out of a qualified plan, to fund your policy.
Avoid the premature distribution penalty anyone younger than 59½.
- Tap your savings
Consider opening a policy and moving some of your current savings into it.
Your policy can be used as an emergency fund
Rethink that tax refund
Some people love getting a big tax refund check in the mail every year. But that’s your own money you’re getting back.
You’re giving the government an interest-free loan, while getting a zero rate of return on your money. Fast and easy to adjust your withholding, immediately increase your monthly cash flow (in some cases by hundreds of dollars a month), and use those dollars to fund your policy
Get home based business tax deductions
Write off “business” expenses: Auto % Cell, Internet Phone, Electric, Home Office, Travel, Entertainment, Meals and More
Quote your home owners and Auto Ins
Consider raising the deductibles Self insure inside your policy
- Make lifestyle changes
- Like holding onto your car a few years longer than you normally would and holding off on buying a new one.
- It’s also easy to cut monthly costs through simple changes like eating out less, and bundling your Internet, cable TV, and phone services Convert existing life insurance policies
- Cash value from existing policies may be an option. In some situations, taking a withdrawal from the old policy and using that to fund a policy may be an option.
- Careful analysis here: Giving up an old insurance policy is not always in your best interest.
Manage your home equity wisely
- Many people like the feeling of security that comes with building up equity in their home, or owning it free and clear.
- Some people make extra mortgage payments, or refinance to a 15-year mortgage, even if it makes them feel financially pinched.
- Eleven ways to “find” money to fund your plan:Manage your home equity wisely
- There are hidden dangers
- Payments of principal you make into your home do not make money for you
- The equity in your home is not liquid
- The equity in your home is notguaranteed (a fact which came as a shock to many when the real estate market crashed)
- There is no tax benefitto having equity in your home
Make More Money
- Become a paid referral agent
- Just 2-3 referrals a year could fund a $3,000 year plan
- The Real Retirement Secret
Wait until the last minute (age 62) and you’d have to stash $13,258 a month to reach $1 million by age 67. A Team of 10 sales and you do one or two a month
Ways to “find” money to fund your plan:
- Debt $100
- Reduce Funding IRA/401K $100
- Rescue IRA/401k $100
- New Emergency Fund $100
- Tax Refund $100
- Tax Deductions $100
- Save on Home Owners and Auto $100
- Lifestyle adjustments $100
- Convert Old Policies $100
- Manage Home Equity $100
- Make More $100
Total Savings $1,100