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How Safe is Your Money? FDIC Insurance and Fractional Reserve Banking

“You’re thinking of this place all wrong… as if I had the money back in a safe. The money’s not here. Your money’s in Joe’s house…right next to yours. And in the Kennedy house, and Mrs. Macklin’s

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STOLEN SAVINGS: Three Men and a Bank Account

How Civil Forfeiture is used to Confiscate Bank Accounts“Banking is a very treacherous business because you don’t realize it is risky until it is too late. It is like calm waters that deliver huge

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Family Banking 101

“A Family Bank is a strategy to keep wealth in your family and keep it growing…from generation to generation.” – The Family Banking Book (forthcoming)   This strategy has been called “Family

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Life Insurance for Children and Grandchildren? The Surprising Benefits

“If you want to start an argument, ask a group of financial advisers what they think about buying life insurance for children.” – Bankrate.com   Should you get life insurance for a child? Don’t

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Is Gold a Good Investment? (Part 1)

“Mr. Bond, all my life I have been… in love with gold. I love its colour, its brilliance, its divine heaviness… I ask you… is there any other substance on earth that so rewards its owner?” –

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The Leverage Test: Can You Use Your Assets as Collateral?

“When we leverage, we aggregate and organize existing resources to achieve success.” – Richie Norton, The Power of Starting Something Stupid.   When you invest or store your dollars somewhere,

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The Power of Leverage: Three Reasons to Use Assets as Collateral

“Give me a lever long enough and a fulcrum on which to place it, and I shall move the world.” – Archimedes Last week we asked if your assets passed the leverage test. And perhaps you wondered to

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Whole Life Vs. Indexed Universal Life: What Insurance Agents and Financial Advisors Really Think

“Believe (me), it’s not fun try­ing to explain to a client why his cash value went down and what are those high fees about.” – Agent/Advisor discussing Whole Life vs. Indexed Universal Life with

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Universal Life: The Inconvenient Truth about the “Other” Permanent Insurance

“The insurance industry has a dirty little secret that threatens the retirement plans of millions of unsuspecting families. “The problem is buried in the fine print of universal life policies…” John

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