Accumulation

When filling in the tax box on the right for Mutual Funds, the following guidance and definitions will be helpful.  Remember to get this tax box, the “MF?” box on the left must be checked.  This means the existing money plus any new payments will be taxed like a mutual

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Favorite Links

Visit some of our favorite links as we will update the list below with our favorite links: www.401kfeesandexpenses.com    The Economic Value of Certainty-LIS Article Les McGuire   Washington Post Mensa   New Stock Market Terms   www.bigeye.com/griffin.htm scroll down for a talk by G. Edward Griffin author of The

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Truth Tip, All Calculators

When in Financial Calculators, Double Click on the word of the second calculator you want and it will come up.   For example, if you have the Rate Calculator up and now you want Future Value, just click on “Future” inside of the Rate Caclulator and you’ll get the Future Value

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Truth Tip, Additional Income Definition

Additional Income Definition:  “Net after taxes but before qualified plan deduction”.  For example, if someone is earning $150,000 they have $30,000 of mortgage interest deductions and $10,000 of charitable deductions, then Additional Income is $110,000 for the Qualified Plan Calculator and if they are putting $15,000 into their QP, then

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Truth Tip, Screen Space

Want to increase your productivity by 30%? Purchase a second monitor so you can use two screens with your computer.  You’ll want to have a video card for a lap top or a USB to VGA adapter…then select properties and “extend windows” onto that second screen so you can run your

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Tutorial Life Insurance Values

Hello and welcome to a tutorial on a new Truth Concepts tool called Life Insurance Values.  Todd Langford will show how you can use the Life Insurance Values tool to cut down the time you spend copying and pasting information into the Truth Concepts calculators and drastically show the whole truth

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Truth Tip, Life Insurance Values Tool

When importing the values from the tool to the Internal ROR calculator, take note that the IRR calculator AUTOMATICALLY adjusts the number of years for the illustration period.  This is because the values in the IRR calculator are all beginning of year and the values on the illustration are all

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Truth Tip, Borrowing Strategy Calculator

The descriptions of the 4 “loan/withdrawal” source drop downs are as follows: ACT CASH: removing money from the account via withdrawl ACT LOAN:  borrowing against the account itself ALT LOAN:  borrowing against another asset outside of the account MKT LOAN:  borrowing from the market place, home equity, car dealership etc

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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

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Borrowing Strategy Calculator Tutorial

This Todd Langford  going  over the Truth Concepts calculator called the borrowing strategy.   What we are going to be showing today is the power of having the client pay themselves, just like they would the bank.  We’ll use a car loan as an example that is borrowed against the

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Truth Tip on Diversification

In order to replace the Annual Earnings Rate column with the Market History, click the Earnings Rate button on the top left first, then copy and paste the Market History into the Annual Earnings Rate column.  Remember to cut off the term premiums by filling in the Year to Cancel

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How do I tell about the Dow in 100 years?

How do I tell about the Dow in 100 years? In the year 1900 the Dow Jones Industrial Average was 65.29. One hundred years later it was 11,600. Using a Rate Calculator from Truth Concepts we can see that 65 (the calculator doesn’t round internally but it prints that way)

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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

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How can I get an amortization schedule?

How can I get an amortization schedule?  We’ll use the Loan Analysis calculator in the www.truthconcepts.com software to print a 48 month amortization schedule for a $35,000 loan to be paid back at 6.5%.  The picture below only shows until month 24, but the rest is there below in the

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Truth Tip Definition of Additional Income

Definition of “Additional Income” is “net after taxes but before qualified plan deduction”. For example, if someone is earning $150,000 they have $30,000 of mortgage interest deductions and $10,000 of charitable deductions, then Additional Income is $110,000 for the Qualified Plan Calculator and if they are putting $15,000 into their

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Truth Concepts Tutorial Automobile Purchase

To open the automobile purchase calculator double click on the TC icon.  This gives you a menu bar which you can move to another screen if using multiple screens or place it where is most convenient.   You can also resize calculators as you open them to view them comfortably.  To do so,

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Financial Calculators Tutorial

Financial Calculators Tutorial by Norman Baker: Here is a short tutorial on the financial calculators in Truth Concepts.  Future Value, Present Value, Payment, Interest Rate and Time Period Calculator.  I can size the calculator by moving my cursor to the edge bottom or side and stretching.  I can make it

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The Whole Truth About Qualified Plans

Welcome to this tutorial on the Qualified Plan Calculator inside the Truth Concepts Software.  What Todd will be going over below is how to use the calculator to show the whole truth around this arena.  Could be a 401k plan, an IRA, a SEP IRA, simple, the 403b, Profit Sharing Pension

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Truth Tip Qualified Plan

The Truth Concepts Qualified Plan calculator gives a graphic overview of the whole truth about qualified plans.  It shows clients why not maxing out their qualified plan may be the best strategy. In this calculator the Rate of Return box on top right toggles On and Off.  

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Truth Tip Accumulation

The Accumulation Calculator shows the effectiveness of money growing (taxable, tax deferred, tax deductible and/or tax free) and it has multiple variable payment and withdrawal columns, the ability to vary the earnings rate, and to add term insurance and  other costs.  In this calculator you can create an exact copy of

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Truth Tip Loan Analysis

Truth Concepts Loan Analysis calculates amortization schedules and the benefit of paying back loans under various scenarios and different rates and compare two loans for deductible and non-deductible loans.  Here is a tip for the Loan Analysis Calculator: Always put the lower interest rate payback first in the “Annual Loan

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Truth Tip Borrowing Strategy

The Truth Concepts Borrowing Strategy Calculator illustrates the principles of banking with varying interest rates strategies and money sources.  Here’s a tip for that calculator: Toggle off or on the “Future Account Value with NO Loans” by clicking on it.  Top middle also has an ROR feature that is OFF

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