Category: Financial Concepts

Can Socialism Save Capitalism?

Bill Ackman, chairman of Pershing Square Capital Management, recently proposed an idea to “save” capitalism. Framed as a panacea for growing disillusionment with capitalism, he recommends that every child have a sum of money invested on their behalf. The idea is that an 8% annual return should make them millionaires by retirement. So is this idea viable? Can socialism save capitalism? And is it really the best way to “encourage greater financial literacy”?  Probably not.  Financial literacy is an admirable goal, yet there are a multitude of ways to reach that end.

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Debunking the Myth of the Policy Loan

It’s critical that, as advisors, we maintain the integrity of the trade by representing our products acurately. Let’s analyze the myth of the policy loan.

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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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How-To: Monte Carlo Simulations in Accumulation

The Accumulation calculator has always been particularly useful in depicting how the stock market can affect your assets, but now it’s even better. A few updates ago, Todd introduced a feature that can reverse or randomize the S&P rates, so that you can more effectively show “Monte Carlo” scenarios.  If you haven’t tried it yet, I’ll show you how.  The benefits? Not only can you back up your knowledge with how the market has performed in the past—you can demonstrate how slippery it can be to rely on chance. Because

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The Cash Flow Bridge–Optimizing Retirement Income

As a prosperity-minded financial advisor, it’s important to guide your clients toward a prosperous retirement. Using the Cash Flow Bridge strategy, learn how to help your client optimize their retirement income. This method is good for clients at any stage in the game and bridges different income sources for a desirable retirement. In this exclusive report, we’ll show you the benefits of a diversified retirement income, and how life insurance bridges the gap. Whether your client is 35 or 70, this strategy could work for them. For the full report, visit

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Charitable Remainder Trusts

Charitable Remainder Trusts are misunderstood, but can be a powerful retirement planning tool…with the right strategy. Help your clients in real estate learn how to maximize the effectiveness of a CRT, and how to use it for retirement strategies. Using principles rooted in the Prosperity Economics, a CRT can be a great choice without fear of disinheriting heirs. For the full report, click here. To follow along with the report, download a free trial of the full Truth Concepts suite today.

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