Life Insurance Loans: Where does the interest go?

Life Insurance Loans:  Where does the interest go?  The Whole Truth:   Life insurance companies charge interest when we borrow their money just like banks and credit unions and other financial institutions do.  Many statements are made in the market place about how we borrow our cash value.  This is incorrect. The whole truth is we borrow against our cash value, or to be more specific we borrow the insurance companies’ money and use our cash value as collateral.  They charge us interest for this privilege because we have now

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Gold Confiscation Requirement

A Recreation of the 1933 Gold Confiscation Requirement Document Could something like this happen again?? It’s a bit shocking to thin that less than 100 years ago, the U.S. government saw confiscation of it’s citizen’s wealth as an option! Click on the red link directly below to download a full-size PDF: —>> Gold Confiscation Requirement

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How to Input Inforce Ledger into Life Insurance Values Worksheet?

How do I input an inforce ledger into the Life Insurance Values worksheet? Open the Permanent Life Insurance or Life Insurance Values Tool (you’ll find “Tools” to the right of “Calculators” on your Truth Concepts dashboard.) Select radio dial “Inforce”. A box will appear asking for Existing Cash amount. Enter the Cashvalue on the policy’s current status report in this box.   Put age and policy year in on top left and fill in description so you’ll know which illustration you copied. Next to it, an “As of:” box will appear, allowing you

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The Truth Concepts Blog
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Welcome to the Truth Concepts Blog. We’re delighted you are here! You’ll find many examples and tips for using Truth Concepts in our posts, along with other helpful information you can use in your business. Have you heard about our Free Ten-Day Trial? Click here for details. Looking for something in particular? Check out the Categories in the Menu on the right. Click on a Category to view posts relating to that topic or Truth Concepts calculator. The “Truth Tips” category is for quick tips and updates on various calculators. Please note

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Life Expectancy

The Life Expectancy tables in the Truth Concepts Calulators “Tools” section show the AVERAGE number of years a particular person will live.  You can choose the age, male/female, standard/preferred, smoker/non-smoker and joint/single.  Then remember that the number of years you see in the L.E. column is an average.  For example, when a 35 year old male, preferred, non-smoker turns 65, there are 20.78 years of his life remaining on average.  This means 50% of the people will live longer than 20.78 years and 50% of the people will live less

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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 fund.  To fill in the box, you’ll use 3 percentages that must equal 100%, for example, 20% + 30% + 50%.  Unrealized Long Term Capital Gains means the percent of the funds’ growth that “fell off the fund managers desk”

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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 Creature from Jekyll Island   www.dalbar.com for their Quantitative Analysis of Investor Behavior reports   From Bloomberg TV- The Truth Behind Hidden Fees   You Tube Videos – Get the Whole Truth Part 1   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=08UPQ3JaRek Part 2   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=94eDjL4ciVE Part 3   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x1NPUf2Q-sw   Fee

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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 Calculator.

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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 Additional Income is $95,000 for Accumulation and Distribution Calculator.  Another way to put this is “gross taxable income minus deductions plus qualified plan contribution”.  For example: $150,000 of gross income minus $30,000 of deductions plus $16,500 of qualified plan contribution

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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 illustration software on one screen and the Truth Concepts calculator on the other.  Two screens make presentations more effective, save delays on jumping between applications which add up to alot of time when you repeat them multiple times per day.  With

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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 about life insurance.  Go ahead Todd. The new tool is called Life Insurance Values and right here under the Tools menu at the bottom we see Life Insurance Values.  And this is a place that we can load 6 permanent

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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, 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 end of year. For example, you’ll see in your Life Insurance Values a table running 30 years, but it will show up as only 29 years under the IRR calculator.

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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 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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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 savings account and take a look at that versus marketplace loans like you’d receive from a bank and help the client understand the best place to borrow money. Let’s look at this out over a 30 year time frame, so

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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 that comes up in the middle of the page after you’ve put in your Term Insurance DB.

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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) growing to 11,600 over 100 years is 5.32%. So the Dow has averaged 5.32% over those 100 years.   What if we looked at the next 100 years? Now we use a Future Value Calculator, put 11,600 in as the

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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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How do I tell if my Real Estate deal is a “good one”?

You’ve got to learn how to analyze the ROI of a real estate deal! Inside www.truthconcepts.com software is a one page Real Estate Analysis Calculator that enables you to put in simple information and get a ROR on your invested dollars. It does require you to set a time frame and you’ll want to know some detail. So let’s look at a $200,000 deal that we actually bought for $200,000. Remember the price and the value are not always the same.  We’ll identify $5000 for closing costs, a land value (since only

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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 actual software when you click the scroll bar. Next, we’ll select the from the Alternate Payback section a button to the right of Annual Loan Rate to see what happens if we paid the loan back at 10% instead of

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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 QP, then Additional Income is $95,000 for Accumulation and Distribution Calculator.

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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, click on the calculator and move cursor to bottom pull down and drag to make the box a larger size.   Select Automobile Calculator.  There are a couple ways to use this calculator:   put in value of a person’s current assets or

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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 as big as I want to or reduce to an icon.  I can memorize the short cut keys.    Rate Calculator:  We’re looking for a future value of $1,000,000 as hypothetical suppose we have a $100,000 of cash to start

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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 Plan, anything that falls under the government’s domain in the Qualified Plans.  This calculator will tell the whole truth about the money inside this plan.  You can view the visual tutorial by clicking on the Tutorials tab on title menu

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