Category: Truth Tips

Truth Tip, Life Insurance Values

Importing illustrations into Life Insurance Values properly is essential to getting the most from the Truth Concepts software. The importing process will look different from carrier to carrier. Some insurance carriers will export illustrations into a PDF, some will export into an Excel spreadsheet. No matter how the insurance company operates, there’s a way to import your illustrations. Supported Companies for Importing Illustrations Currently, only certain file-types of illustrations are supported. It’s important to note which is which, so you can import illustrations with ease. Here are the carriers and

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Get the Most from Truth Concepts Tools

Are you getting the most out of your Truth Concepts tools? Let’s take a tour of the tools, and how to use them to optimize the effectiveness of your illustrations. Income Tax Chart The income tax chart can be useful for several reasons. The first and most obvious use of this tool is to know which tax bracket to use for your clients. The second use is to help discuss taxes with your clients. For many, taxes are more abstract than they should be–after all, taxes aren’t in school curriculums.

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Truth Tip, Loan Analysis (Remaining Loan Schedule)

How do you calculate the remaining number of months on a loan? This Loan Analysis “hack” makes it simple to determine, all you need is the remaining loan balance, the rate, and the monthly payment. For example, let’s say your client had a remaining loan balance of $50,000 and they’re paying 5% interest on that loan. Their payment is $1000, and neither of you know the exact time frame remaining on that loan. In Loan Analysis, once you fill in the loan balance and the interest rate, right click on

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Truth Tip, Asset Flow (Social Security)

When filling out social security income, there’s a “trick” to doing it correctly. First, you’ll go under the “earned income/ss” tab. If you’re including social security income for someone who has been taking the income, you should do the COL adjustment (if needed) manually. Let’s say you have a 70 year old, and he began taking his social security benefits at age 66. Input the amount he was initially taking, at age 67, so that Asset Flow calculates everything correctly. Then you can choose to include a COLA if you

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Importing Life Insurance Values: Lafayette Life

Before you can use the suite of Truth Concepts calculators, you’ll want to make sure you’ve imported your life insurance data in the Life Insurance Values, under the “Tools” drop-down menu. With recent updates to both Truth Concepts and Lafayette Life, the process for importing life insurance data from this particular life insurance company has changed. Read on for a step-by-step walkthrough of the new process. 1.Open your Lafayette Life Online Illustration Application. Proceed as you would normally by inputting all pertinent information into the software. 2. Export. Press the

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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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