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Distribution

Help clients address long term planning The Distribution calculator shows money distributed from an asset while allowing for varying interest rates, withdrawal amounts, and tax structure (taxable, tax deferred, tax-deductible or tax free).  It also allows you to compare two different distribution strategies. Ways to use it: Help clients compare withdrawing interest only vs. principal and interest, and/or demonstrate the most efficient way to “sequence” withdrawals from various assets so that they can maximize their cash flow. With the Distribution calculator, you can help clients determine the most efficient method

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How to show different payout timeframes on distribution

How do I show a 50 year period but a 20 year Pay Down so that Distribution 1’s income is still based on Interest Only and Distribution 2’s income could for example, use a death benefit to improve cash flow and spend Interest and Principal but only for 20 years.  If I show a 50 year measurement of money the second person doesn’t run out at age 84, but I want to illustrate 50 years for both examples, but Distribution 2 running out in 20 yrs.  Make the Illustration Period

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Truth Tip, Distribution

When working with the Distribution Calculator, once you’ve pushed either the “Interest Only” or “PayDown” button, it turns blue (meaning it is on) and puts the correct withdrawal amount in the withdrawal field.  Then, if you make a change to the Earnings Rate, Illustration Period, or Present Value, it will automatically re-calculate the Withdrawal amount. If you press the button again (no color) it will turn off the automatic function and subsequent changes to other fields will have no impact upon the Withdrawal amount. This can be helpful if you want to calculate a Withdrawal amount based upon a certain

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Truth Tip on Distribution Calculator

When running a 41 year analysis, say from 65 to 105, yet you want a paydown for only 20 years, se the illustration period to 20, click the paydown button, then click it again (turns it off) then change your illustration period to 40 so you can see the 20 year paydown.  Then, in the Other Net Income section you could add Reverse Mortgage Income or Dividend Income from age 86 to 105.  Definition of “Additional Income” is “net after taxes but before qualified plan deduction”.  For example, if someone

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The Truth About Whole Life Insurance Taxation

Tax language—you’ll often hear talk about tax loopholes, tax breaks, tax shelters. All have a negative implication and show a fundamental misunderstanding of why tax advantages exist in the first place. Whole life insurance taxation is another beast altogether. With whole life insurance, I often hear people talk about how it’s tax free, which is equally misleading. While the death benefit is tax free and there are ways of accessing cash value without causing a taxable event. To say it’s entirely tax free is incorrect.  And yet (outside of one area)

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Education Calculator Vs. Cash Flow—Which Should You Use?

The Truth Concepts suite is designed to be versatile, and some demonstrations can be done on multiple calculators. One of the primary reasons is because sometimes the work you do behind the scenes isn’t the best way for a client to visualize. For starters, you want to avoid overwhelming clients when you’re building a Prosperity Economics foundation. After all, typical financial planning is a much different approach.  Secondly, some clients are more analytical than others. While a number-heavy chart may be ideal for one client, another client might find the

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Comparing Taxes: Cats and Mice

Comparison of Accounts – After Tax Contribution with Annually Taxable Growth (Savings Account, Money Market, etc.) vs After Tax Contribution With Tax Deferred Growth (After Tax-Tax Deferred IRA, Permanent Life Insurance, etc.) vs After Tax Contribution with Tax Free Growth (Roth, Municipal Bond, etc.) vs. Tax Deductible (Pre-Tax) Contributions with Tax deferred Growth (401K, Tax Deductible IRA, etc.). This can be a difficult topic to understand and, unfortunately, this confusion has led to incorrect information being spread to the consumer by the media and the financial industry. The ultimate result

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Testing a Theory: Will Large-Scale Retirement of 401(k) Owners Affect the Stock Market?

The rumor mill is swirling with the notion that stock market is due for a crash any time now. As difficult as the market can be to predict, is the rumor really far off the mark? If you look at past data, recessions are a natural part of the economic cycle…and even the longest economic expansion only lasted 10 years. The ten year mark for our current expansion is fast approaching, and the warning signs are starting to pop up. We’re not endorsing a crash, but preparation for events like

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Gross vs. Net Dividends: How Truth Concepts Can Help

Dividends are a tough topic—from defining a dividend, to options for receiving dividends. Dividends also work differently with whole life insurance than they do with stocks. So where do you start when working with a client? It is crucial to know the difference between gross dividends and net dividends. When mutual companies make a profit, they are required by law to distribute those profits amongst all owners. Policy owners of participating whole life insurance are considered partial owners of the life insurance company, and are therefore able to partake in the

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Truth Tip, IRAs in Asset Flow

In the Tax Advantaged section of Asset Flow, the “IRA Account” button is used to keep IRA accounts for spouses separate. This is largely for tax purposes because the cost basis of all assets, for each spouse in an IRA, are considered in the cost basis determination. If there is no cost basis, check the “Tax Deductible Contributions” box. Otherwise, the account will use all contributions in the first few years as a cost basis to offset the distributions, rather than spreading them out. Turning the button on will divide

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Truth Tip, Calculating for COLA in Asset Flow

When using the Asset Flow calculator, it is important to calculate for COLA (cost of living adjustment) when determining Social Security income. The Future Value calculator is a handy tool in this case. To set this up properly, fill in the fields as such: Present Value; the annual payment (multiply the monthly payment by 12). Rate; the annual interest rate. Time Frame; the difference between current age and distribution age.   If you use the resulting number in Asset Flow as the benefit for Normal Retirement Age, the value will

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Prosperity Proof #5: The Truth About Qualified Plans

In this final prosperity proof, we’re going to cover one of the most misunderstood financial vehicles: qualified plans. Job seekers today are taught to look for companies that offer qualified plans with an employer match–“It’s free money!” Plenty of financial advisors advocate for qualified plans, and plenty of clients funnel as much money as they can into said plans. While qualified plans are not bad, they cannot be considered a savings vehicle, or even the most viable retirement plan, when you consider the facts. When you look at the facts,

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Prosperity Proof #4: Permanent Life Insurance Primer

Universal Life Insurance or Whole Life Insurance? Both are permanent life insurance, but they are not equal. In our fourth Prosperity Proof, we’ll let the differences speak for themselves A PROSPEROUS lifestyle is made possible by having a vehicle to store and save cash that is ALSO accessible and liquid. And that’s where permanent life insurance comes in! But just because you’ve identified that your client is ready for life insurance, doesn’t mean there aren’t some misconceptions left to tackle. Universal Life Insurance is the route that typical financial planning

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Truth Tip, Asset Flow

In the Asset Flow calculator, you can roll a tax-advantaged account into a new account (like a spouse’s account) at death.  It must be done manually, as the calculator is designed to show what happens at liquidating. In Asset Flow, show the principal amount distributed at death going into another IRA (or similar) account the next year with the “Tax Deductible Contributions” box checked. The tax deduction in the new account will offset the taxes paid in the old account for a net “0” tax. You will, however, have to

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Life Insurance Values Tool, Importing Lafayette Life Data

Though the calculators are the meat of the Truth Concepts software, the tools included are an invaluable time-saving resource. In calculators such as Funding, Borrowing, Diversification, Accumulation, Distribution, and Asset Flow, the Life Insurance Values tool cuts the workload significantly. Rather than continually copying & pasting life insurance values, you can import life insurance illustrations directly into your calculator from previously stored data. So where does that data come from? Fortunately, there’s no initial copying & pasting at all. Instead, you can import the information straight from an insurance illustration

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7 Ways To Use The Death Benefit

  In this recent presentation, Truth Concepts™ did for The National Network of Estate Planning Attorneys we demonstrate how to determine the rate of return on the cash value of a policy as well as take you through the 7 ways to use the death benefit. This is also a good tutorial on the use of the Funding, Diversification and Distribution calculators.  

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Syllabus

** NOTE:  Timing of sessions and breaks are a guideline only and subject to change without notice. We suggest you attend ALL sessions to get the full value of the training! DAY 1 – Wednesday 2/15 Session 1: Financial Calculator Section 9am Mountain Time approximate start time for live stream A. Teaches agents how to use financial calculators in a way clients can see each step. B. Helps them calculate interest properly on car loans, bank loans, leases, credit cards, equipment financing and life insurance loans C. Discusses Mutual Companies and

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Is Whole Life Insurance a Bad Investment? (Book Excerpt)

In December, we announced the launch of Kim’s latest book, Busting the Life Insurance Lies, co-authored with Jack Burns and James Ranson. Below are two excerpts from the book, one from Part One. First, we include the conversation that sets up the first several lies and shows how each lie is related to real-world myths and concerns as seen through the eyes of a family. Next, we jump straight to Lie #1, “Life Insurance is a Bad Investment.” This is the first of 38 lies and half-truths “busted” in the book. A Family

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Accumulation

Help clients discover the keys to building wealth effectively The Accumulation calculator shows the effectiveness of money growing over time while allowing for a series of variables including earnings rate, term insurance, management fees, loads, and tax structure (taxable, tax deferred, tax deductible and/or tax free.) Some ways to use the calculator: The analysis provided by the Accumulation calculator can help clients determine whether to: pay tax on the seed or harvest of their investment. buy term and invest the difference or buy whole life net the taxes and other

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