8 Scary Truths About Your IRA

8 Scary Truths About Your Qualified Plan (IRA)
And, How To Avoid Being Taxed to Death!

If you are pondering the thought of contributing more than your match to your 401k or whether or not to make an end of year contribution to your IRA, THINK AGAIN!

Before you put another dime into your 401k, 403b, TSP, SEP or other IRA you need to know what the government and your employer aren’t telling you. And, the truth may scare you!

Here are the scary facts about qualified plans that you’ll want to know.

SCARY TRUTH #1:
While many people think their Qualified Plans, that’s your 401k, 403b, TSP, SEP or IRA, save taxes; they don’t.
They do 2 things:
1. They defer tax
2. They defer the tax calculation

SCARY TRUTH #2:
Your employer may be making decisions about how your 401k is managed, without your knowledge. More and more employers are now automatically directing more of their employee’s pay into their 401k, and often it is into more risky investments; even though you may have previously chosen your own investments. Much of the money is being re-directed into “target-date” mutual funds, These funds lost so much money last year, that lawmakers and regulators are now analyzing and scrutinizing their actions. Morningstar reported that many that were at or near retirement with these type funds, suffered losses of 32 to 41 percent.

Even scarier, the fees charged on target-date funds are “significantly higher than those charged by other funds on plans’ investment menus” according to MoneyCentral.msn.com on October 10, 2009.

In comparison, the growth in a properly funded permanent life contract is both guaranteed and exponential. You can also predict the minimum guaranteed value of the plan, the minimum guaranteed income you can take from the policy, and how long you could take the withdrawal.

SCARY TRUTH #3:
Many of the important decisions about your employer sponsored IRA (401k, 403b, TSP, etc) may be made by people who may have No Training or education.

According to the November, 2009 issue of SmartMoney Magazine (“The Accidental 401k Planner”), as many as 90% of the country’s employees’ 401k plans are watched over by people who “need no special qualifications and no investing expertise or experience”. Many managers hire brokers to suggest mutual funds, and brokers are not legally required to choose funds with low fees, so the outcome could cost you tens of thousands of dollars over your lifetime.

SCARY TRUTH #4:
The true impact on your wealth from 401k hidden fees is ENORMOUS! While you may be aware of some charges, many fees are not required to be disclosed to you in the 401k or mutual fund prospectus.

And, even scarier, according to a 60 Minutes report, “401k Recession”, over your working career, this can result in your losing up to half of your nest egg!

By utilizing the Infinite Banking Concept™, you can kiss hidden fees goodbye. All costs are already included in the premium, and by properly funding a participateing whole-life policy, you will actually experience reduced costs that are associated with other contracts. So, why not request a Free, No Obligation Financial Analysis now?

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SCARY TRUTH #5:
As you near retirement your money in your 401k is more at risk. This is because the losses can be greater as your plan accumulates over time. A market loss in your last working years could be devastating. In a recent story in Time Magazine (“Why It’s Time to Retire the 401k”, October 9, 2009), they reported that during the recent market downturn, 401k’s of 55-to-65-year-olds lost a quarter more than those of their 35-to-45-year-old counterparts.

A dividend paying, whole-life policy actually becomes more efficient over time, and can provide you with peak growth at retirement, when you will need it most, without the risk associated with the stock market or other investments.

SCARY TRUTH #6:
Borrowing from your 401k can cause double taxation! If you borrow money from your 401k, for any reason before you’re 59½, in most cases you’re required to pay back any loans back in full with interest within 30 to 60 days, or you’ll have to pay income taxes, PLUS a 10% penalty. But, what’s worse is when you repay the loan you are using after tax dollars, so you will end up being taxed again upon distribution.

With a whole-life contract you can set the rules for borrowing and repaying the loan. And, the money received from loans is tax-free up to the cost-basis. Another benefit is that a properly funded policy will also continue to grow, even with a loan against it. A properly trained agent can show you how to receive even more tax advantages from your policy. The average family could expect to recapture hundreds of thousands of dollars over their lifetimes, just by using their life policies as a resource, without having to depend on banks or other financial institutions.

SCARY TRUTH #7:
Deferring income taxes could cause you to PAY MORE IN TAXES! And, that’s assuming tax-rates don’t increase at all. If you are deferring taxes now in a lower bracket, and you get normal cost of living raises, at retirement you could be in a higher tax bracket resulting in a higher tax rate. If taxes go up in the future, then things get even worse.

With a Maximum Efficient Contract, you could enjoy as much as a 150% better lifestyle at retirement without even touching your life insurance policy. If you make withdrawals from your policy, they could be completely income-tax free under current tax law.

SCARY TRUTH #8:
The government is in control of your Qualified Plan! And, just as they change tax laws every year, they can change the rules for your IRA. Think about what’s going on right now with government spending. Where will the money come from to fund these bailouts? Do you know that Congress has changed the rules on taxation of Social Security over the years so that now as much as 85% of Social Security income can be taxed?

So, why not take advantage of a properly funded whole-life policy that can give you protection and peace of mind without government control?

Qualified Plans: Trick or Treat?

Have a wonderful Fall Holiday!
Barry Page
Infinite Banking Think Tank Member
Financial Consultant
www.legacyinsuranceagency.com

Learn more about Infinite Banking here: www.infinitebanking.org

BEWARE: You Are A Target!

Are The Politicians About To Increase Your Taxes?

It’s even worse than we feared! The politicians and Congress are after our money, in larger ways than anyone could have ever imagined. We all feel the pain of taxes, and have feared that they could go sky high, just like they have in the past. But, no one is ready for the full scale assault the leaders in Washington are planning. Everything You Own Will Be Affected By Taxes!

Our budget deficit is already skyrocketing, and it is only going to get worse. You know that our country is in a real mess, and the problem has only been perpetuating for years. Much of this growing snowball has been caused by an archaic tax system and overspending by our Government. Not to mention a failure to address the problems of our social programs. But, instead of using common sense to solve problems, our political representatives have done their best to make things worse. No matter what your tax bracket, your age, or your net worth, everything you own will be subject to vicious attacks!

The Obama administration is ready to unvail another so-called stimulus plan. It will be disguised, and they won’t call it a stimulus plan, but make no mistake… you will be paying for it.

The administration’s health care reform bill has ran into some opposition, and it is unclear what the ultimate outcome will be. However, there is no question that it will cost BILLIONS… if not TRILLIONS of dollars. And, where will the money come from???

Have you heard about the Green Treaty? You can watch a video from Lord Christopher Monckton here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PMe5dOgbu40 This treaty will cost our country billions!

If you have any doubt that Global Warming is a hoax, then please take the time to visit this website formed by over 31,000 scientists who say that it is: http://petitionproject.org/

With his new Nobel Peace Prize in hand, President Obama is set to expand our war efforts by sending as many as 40,000 additional troops to Afghanistan. All while the President avoids direct questions and only alludes to what our real course of action will be. Meanwhile, election fraud runs rampant in Afghanistan, and our troops are faced with indecision. Regardless of what happens, our spending on the war will cost our families for generations to come.

Plain and simple, government is a parasite that sucks money out of taxpayers. The politicians always find a way to disguise their spending in a way that makes it look like we need their help. In other words they try to fix their problems by making us think they are helping us, read qualified plans, bailouts and stimulus. It always takes more tax dollars to pay for their spending.

Policymakers are now eyeing other ways to cover the costs of their new initiatives. The latest idea, which seems to have overwhelming support from the Democrat majority, is to start Taxing You for every securities transaction you make. You read that right, our politicians want to tax you for trading in the stock market!

The Economic Policy Institute is considering a national transaction tax that could raise $100-$150 Billion a year. All stock trades would be taxed at a rate of 0.1% to 0.25% of the value of the trade, and the tax would be levied on all financial transactions.

Though most have missed it, the Transaction Tax has already found its way into law. The President, at the urging of House Democratic leaders, submitted legislation to “recoup” from the financial-services industry any eventual shortfall in the Troubled Asset Relief Program, or TARP.

Representative Barney Frank, Chairman of the House Financial Services Committee, said he supported the idea of recouping future losses from the industry: “I was one of the ones who suggested.” Former Federal Reserve Chairman, Paul Volcker, said “it might be interesting” if Congress ordered further study of the idea of a transactions tax.

The reality is that any time Congress has raised taxes, the result has been higher unemployment and lower standards of living. Think back to the Carter years, 17% interest rates and some of the highest taxes in our lifetimes. Well, we are faced with that same scenario again. Higher Taxes are not the answer, but they are coming…

You see, some politicians think that because you’ve worked hard to get where you are, then you should subsidize those who have not. How do you feel about that?

Regardless of your income, new and higher taxes will affect you and your family. If you earn more, and pay more in taxes, then obviously you have been pegged, if you lose your job or you retire, then you will be robbed as well.

When you look at the history of taxes, and what the politicians are calling for, things don’t look good. And, if you die under current law they will take even more!

The bottom line is that if you make a substantial income, you could soon see your taxes double!”

And, don’t be fooled with recent stock market gains, there is a hidden factor. INFLATION is the STEALTH TAX! Have you noticed how much things cost these days? What will it be like when we retire? Even if we do save more money, it’s going to be worth less when we actually need it, UNLESS we have a plan to combat inflation.

What can we do about these HUGE problems? I decided that if I was concerned about these problems, then others must be too. And, many of my clients that were seeing their incomes increase now, were concerned about FUTURE TAXES.

So, I decided to make available to you a free report that outlines exactly how taxes can effect your income now and at retirement. The problems that qualified plans like IRA’s, SEP’s and 401k’s can cause. And, what you can do about it now to prevent being taxed into the poor house!

Fortunately, this report identifies problems and outlines solutions, along with simple steps you can take now to prevent the problems later. All you have to do is enter your name and email and I will instantly send you your free report. It could save you and your family MILLIONS in taxes.
If you want to avoid overpaying your taxes, and don’t want to leave your family with a hefty tax bill, get a copy of this eye-opening report for yourself. After all, wouldn’t you like to know if you’re being fooled?

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Until next time,
Barry Page

Barry Page is a licensed agent and financial consultant.
He can be reached online at http://www.legacyinsuranceagency.com/