The funding illustration allows you to compare life insurance illustrations (with or without loans) to an alternate investment. For this calculator, you can: Toggle off or on the “Interest Rate on Savings Account to Match PLI” at bottom left corner.

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All calculators: to switch from positive to negative numbers or vice-versa, highlight the numbers to change in one column and right click, select change sign. To put the same # or formula in multiple cells, enter the # or formula in the top cell, highlight the cells you want filled

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How do I figure out if I can get ahead by earning 6% if I have an 8% loan? At first glance, the answer is obvious, you don’t get ahead. However, sometimes we get confused and think that since an account (say at 6%) has an increasing balance while a

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Financial calculators: switch from annual to monthly mode or any other mode and it will ask you if you want to adjust the existing amounts to match. Pushing the “TOP” button: causes the calculator to stay on top of anything you are doing. Double clicking on any of the

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Let’s use a Cash Flow Calculator from www.truthconcepts.com to tell the whole truth about what happens to an account when it gets taxed. We’ll put in $20 in 1913, the year the tax system started. We’ll show the account earning 20% per year. We can see below that the account

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How to Calculate the Lost Opportunity Cost of the Typical way to Educate Kids. A college education that cost $30,000 per year in today’s dollars with a 6% inflation for a 4 and a 6 year old will remove $2,187,493 from the parents wealth by the time they are 68

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First let’s define what a job is. Any time a dollar buys an asset, pays an insurance premium, reduces tax, increases cash flow, leverages itself, improves protection, recaptures opportunity cost, improves liquidity, recovers control, enables tax benefits, builds confidence, gains movement or lowers restrictions, that dollar is doing one job.

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How do you calculate the internal rate of return on an investment when the cash flows vary and you can’t use a typical financial calculator that only functions with the same stream of payments, not a varying stream? For example, you invest in an oil well where you contribute $100,000

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How do you figure out if 12% annually is the same as 1% monthly? First take a Future Value Calculator on “annual” and put in $100,000 at 12% for 1 year, and it shows the FV to be $112,000. Then take another Future Value Calculator set on

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How do you calculate the cost of paying a life insurance premium monthly instead of annually? Get a Rate Calculator from www.truthconcepts.com. Put the annual premium in the Present Value as a negative number (which changes it to Loan Balance) since the insurance company is loaning you the annual premium

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How do you know which is more important in building wealth, money saved or the rate of return? From www.truthconcepts.com in the calculator called Maximum Potential we can see that it is the money you save and the reduction of costs that matter, not the rate of return. We’ll look

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Since we are writing this in 2009, there are some true 0% car loans in the market place due to the economy in general and the condition of the automobile industry in particular. However, knowing the whole truth about your money is critical in knowing how best to finance a

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Would you buy a $50,000 car yet only insure it for $30,000 because you only NEEDED a $30,000 car? NO! and yet the life insurance industry does this all the time with people by completing a “needs analysis” to determine how much life insurance you “need”. YOU don’t “need” any,

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Do you know the whole truth about how interest rates work? Did you know borrowing money at 4% and investing at 5% is not a 1% difference but a 25% return? It may be a 1% spread, but the reason most people cannot identify the 25% return is we don’t

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