Included in this post are some of our favorite links and resources throughout the web. From stock market information, to stats, to life insurance, these sources are helpful for you and your clients alike.

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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

Read More## 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

Read More## Steps for the First Truth Concepts Meeting with a Client

Bold italics are the client’s answers I’m glad we get some time together today. We are going to be using software to numerically prove the truth about how money works as it grows and to discover the most efficient way to get your money to work as hard as it can. Before we begin I have a few questions. If we were meeting here 3 years from today, what has to have happened for you to feel pleased with your progress? I’d like to have my money working harder for

Read More## 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 but can be turned on by clicking in the grey space to the right of the clear button. Right Click on the 5 “Loan/WD” buttons at the top to re-title them for example: 1. Cars 2. Wedding 3. Child’s Credit

Read More## How do I figure out if I can get ahead by earning 6% if I have an 8% cost?

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 loan (say at 8%) has a decreasing balance, we might be able to get ahead. Let’s look at it to see the whole truth of the matter. Take a $100,000 account earning 6% over 20 years. Future Value: $320,714.

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