Declare Your Financial Independence!

While we are in the spirit of our country’s independence, it’s time for Americans to take control of their finances and declare their financial independence!

Our Federal Government has proven to be a poor steward of our money. Obviously the politicians are not concerned about our country’s mushrooming debt, and given their poor track record financial responsibility, we must take responsibility for our own financial well being.

We have been told that Uncle Sam will take care of us at retirement with Social Security and Medicare, these systems are past broken. According to a recent blog on Heritage.Org’s website, currently the unfunded debt for these programs is upwards of $60 TRILLION! These programs are nothing more than Ponzi schemes cleverly disguised as social programs, ironically with NO SECURITY.

Just as Founding Fathers broke free from the establishment when creating our Declaration of Independence, we must break free from these chains of bondage. What we need is a system for finance based on self-reliance and independence! Start your own financial revolution by taking control of your finances.

When you look at our current system for saving and accumulating wealth, it is weighted heavily towards the financial institutions. Our educational system, our accounting system and the financial advisors, are all dependent on the government and these financial institutions. We are held captive by the cartel of mega-banks, as described by G. Edward Griffin in his now widely accepted book, The Creature from Jekyll Island A Second Look at The Federal Reserve.

As I write this, President Obama is asking Congress to raise the debt ceiling, increase government spending and increase taxes to supposedly stimulate the economy. This is exactly what got our country in the mess that it’s in. The only way to stimulate the economy is STOP SPENDING money they do not have. Only then can we lower taxes and decrease inflation.

In our personal lives we understand that spending money we do not have by utilizing credit lines and credit cards creates debt. We also understand that bad credit, bankruptcy and foreclosures are real, so in order to avoid these pitfalls, financial independence is crucial.

Yet, we fall victim to the promises of the politicians to win our votes and create more laws. They dangle “free” money, college loans, mortgages and low interest credit to us like carrots. Student loan debt has now surpassed credit card debts as personal debt increases and college graduates can not get a job.

FIRE, as it is respectfully called for, Finance, Insurance and Real Estate industry, has imploded. Middle-aged men have lost their careers and may never work again. The economies of those involved, according to the FIRE-economy website, Commercial banks, savings & loans, credit unions, finance/credit companies, securities & investment, venture capital, hedge funds, private equity & investment firms, insurance real estate, mortgage bankers, and brokers accountants

All of these involved have been propped up by government programs like Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. Now the American Dream has become the American Nightmare! The Federal Government has poured $317 Billion into Fannie and Freddie according to http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/true-cost-fannie-freddie-bailouts-317-bi  Billions more of taxpayer dollars have gone to bailout mega-banks and financial institutions including AIG, Bank of America, Citigroup, Wells Fargo, Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, General Motors, and the list goes on… http://money.cnn.com/news/specials/storysupplement/bankbailout

Now comes along Helicopter Ben and he’s dropping money from the sky to save the world. Quantitative Easing has cost Americans BILLIONS! Businessweek found it necessary to poke fun at Fed Chairman Bernanke.

Ben Bernanke helicopter

Helicopter Ben as dubbed in Businessweek

So, you understand our nation is in trouble. The question is, do you want to do something about it? If you do nothing, then you can watch your wealth erode away to taxes and inflation. You will be a slave to government mandated programs and the financial institutions that hold the purse strings. It doesn’t matter if you pay cash or finance, in the words of Nelson Nash, “You finance everything that you buy.”

As stewards of our finances we must learn to take control of our personal economy, therefore ridding ourselves of government dependence. The idea of “retirement” is actually a government term that perpetuates dependency. Sadly, most employees will never have enough to support this dream of retirement that has been sold to them.

While true unemployment numbers hover around 20%, millions continue looking for jobs while trades and crafts are available in their backyard. And, the internet has given us markets never imagined before.

As governments collapse across the globe, history is repeating itself and prophecy is being fulfilled. As talks continue towards a world currency and taxes on the “rich”, our Congress refuses to balance the budget and stop their reckless spending. Financial markets have crashed before, and they will crash again…Yet, Americans still follow the financial advice of radio hosts who tell them to max out their 401k contributions. Already identified as targets by your friends in congress, these ticking time-bombs have never recovered from recent crashes.

What is a family to do? Whatever happens, you can protect your family name and legacy by controlling your finances today. This erosion does not have to affect you in the drastic ways that it sadly will affect most families.

Our system of earning, saving and investing money simply is broken. It relies way too heavily on the tag team of government and mega-banks and financial institutions, and way too little on the self-reliance and individualism that made our nation great!

You can create your own financial independence and take control of your money. Declare your freedom and make the remainder of 2011 as important as our country’s revolution in 1776.

Join hundreds of thousands of Americans who have declared they’ve had ENOUGH! Rid yourself of the slavery of the financial institutions. Discover the Infinite Banking Concept™ in the bestselling book, Becoming Your Own Banker

Or get started today by requesting a FREE, No Obligation analysis of your financial picture

Protect yourself from the onslaught of attacks coming to you by the U.S. Government and Mega-Banks.
Fight Tyranny by starting your own Financial Revolution and Declare Your Financial Independence!

“What at first was plunder assumed the softer name of tax revenue.”
~Thomas Paine

“Certainty? In this world nothing is certain but death and taxes.”
~Benjamin Franklin

Tu Ne Cede Malis, (Latin: Do not give in to evil but proceed ever more boldly against it)
~Ludwig von Mises

Declaring your Financial Independence will reward you with freedoms like none before, it is an act of patriotism. Now is the time to act with confidence and courage just as our forefathers did when they signed the Declaration of Independence FREE Yourself from Bondage – Request ar financial review

Until next time,
Barry Page, RFC

Barry Page is recognized as a leading expert on life insurance and private banking. He is a Registered Financial Consultant and independent life insurance agent who helps clients with tax advantaged investment alternatives. He specializes in showing families how to protect their assets, income and lives utilizing a macro-financial approach to planning.

He has created a service that caters to families and business owners that are frustrated with the risks involved with the stock market, but still want competitive returns. His specialized knowledge and services help consumers find alternatives to traditional investing and the stock market that not only safely protect their savings, but also provide tax advantages.

His business is based in Ocean Springs, MS and he services clients throughout the Southeast. He can be reached here: http://legacyinsuranceagency.com/contact.html

It’s Your Money – Protect it or Perish!

Your lifetime of hard work, and your family are in jeopardy. The time is now to stand up for your rights as a citizen and protect your faith, family and finances – or perish. Educate yourself on the true history of our country and expand your knowledge of money so you can live a life free from tyranny.

Today our liberty is being threatened because of the power of government. The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and The Federal Reserve (Fed), ironically created the same year (1913), are seizing land, assets and devaluing our dollar. Your money is being confiscated to fund illegal operations and the International Monetary Fund (IMF).

It saddens me to have to tell you these things – I apologize for being straightforward… But my mission is to spread the gospel… about God’s love and about your money… to reveal the facts and the truth.

The United States became what we are because of faith, family and free enterprise. A hundred years ago we were free people, with less government regulation and taxes than the rest of the world. We owned land, produced our own goods, and we believed in Christ, family and our constitution.

God warned us in the Bible of the dangers of government and greed:

“While they promise them LIBERTY, they themselves are the servants of corruption: for of whom a man is overcome, of the same is he brought in bondage.” 2PE 2:19

“My people are destroyed for LACK OF KNOWLEDGE: because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee, that thou shalt be no priest to me: seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy God, I will also forget thy children.” HO 4:6

“For he seeth that wise men die, likewise the fool and the brutish person PERISH, and leave their wealth to others.” PS 49:10

“The good man is PERISHed out of the earth: and there is none upright among men: they all lie in wait for blood; they hunt every man his brother with a net.” MIC 7:2

Our founding fathers also warned us:

“I am sure there never was a people, who had more reason to acknowledge a divine interposition in their affairs, than those of the United States; and I should be pained to believe that they have forgotten that agency, which was so often manifested during our Revolution, or that they failed to consider the omnipotence of that God who is alone able to protect them.” ~George Washington

“A wise and frugal government, which shall leave men free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned – this is the sum of good government.” ~Thomas Jefferson

“God grant that not only the love of liberty but a thorough knowledge of the rights of man may pervade all the nations of the earth, so that a philosopher may set his foot anywhere on its surface and say: This is my country.” ~Ben Franklin

As a United States Citizen you should be outraged at what is happening to your country. Right before our eyes, history is being rewritten and our freedoms are being stolen from us by amendments to our beloved constitution. Hardly a day goes by when Congress is not adding, deleting or changing this cherished model for our independence.

Currently, Congress is debating whether or not to pass legislation that would alter the powers of the Federal Reserve. Congressman Ron Paul (R-TX), has worked tirelessly in his “Audit the Fed” bill HR 1207 and S 604. The Fed and the Obama administration are fighting this bill to retain power and control of our money.

The bill was gathering momentum until Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) caved in and sold-out under pressure by the Federal Reserve and the Obama Administration, and a new bill is now being circulated. The new version of the bill will likely give the Fed even more power, exempting monetary policy decisions, discounting window operations, and agreements with foreign central banks from Government Accounting Office (GAO) audits.

“The current fiscal policy is unsustainable. We are heading to a future where we’ll have to double federal taxes or cut federal spending by 60%.” ~David Walker, Comptroller General of the United States GAO

David Walker served under both Democratic and Republican administrations. He isn’t trying to get elected he’s taking an honest approach to fiscal policies and economics…

David Walker on CNN http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q2QE137fRvs

Our markets are in turmoil and volatility is at an all time high. Blame is being thrown around another bailout is on the horizon. This time it is Greece and the U.S. Taxpayers will fund a major portion of the Greek bailout. The Federal Reserve provides 20% of the money for the IMF, and they are the entity that will lend the money. The bailout will be used to pay back the banks that made unwise loans to Greece previously, so they will be saved while taxpayers absorb the losses. Read more here: http://www.businessinsider.com/henry-blodget-guess-whos-paying-for-that-greece-bailout-thats-right-you-2010-5

Most people’s impression of the Fed is that they control the money supply and protect us from recessions and depressions through monetary policy, Hogwash!
The Fed is a cartel, originally created by wealthy bankers. G. Edward Griffin, author of the classic book, ‘The Creature From Jekyll Island’ outlines how and why the Fed was created in his free, downloadable recording found here: http://legacyinsuranceagency.com/creature.html

“The Federal Reserve is the chief culprit behind the economic crisis. Its unchecked power to create unlimited amounts of money out of thin air brought us the boom and bust cycle and caused one financial bubble after another. Since the Fed’s creation in 1913 the dollar has lost more than 96% of its value, and by recklessly inflating the money supply the Fed continues to distort interest rates and intentionally erode the value of the dollar.” http://www.ronpaul.com/

“Economic affairs cannot be kept going by magistrates and policemen.” ~Ludwig von Mises

A free market economy, as followers of Austrian Economics believe, is the answer to many of America’s financial problems. On the other hand, mainstream economists and followers of the Keynesian model, believe that government should control monetary supply through regulation, deposit insurance and a flexible, fiat currency.

The Austrian Theory of economics is taught and practiced at the Mises Institute in Auburn, Alabama. Lew Rockwell, notable author and libertarian activist, founded the Mises Institute. He also publishes the blog, http://www.lewrockwell.com/ , where he warns of the threats of socialism, among other things.

“Workers and consumers are, of course, identical.” ~Ludwig von Mises

Read more at The Quotable Mises: http://mises.org/quotes.aspx

What does all of this have to do with you, your family and your money? You are the engine that drives government. Government feeds off of the people. They exist because of our money, derived from taxes.

How can we protect ourselves? By standing up to big government and educating ourselves on economic policy. Contact your representatives and let them know how you feel. Vote and be heard.

Why should you be concerned? Your freedom depends on it, “Use it or lose it.” Your children and grandchildren will be faced with debt beyond their control and will be forever enslaved to foreign governments and elite bankers.

On December 16th, 1773, people just like you and me, “radicals” from Boston, Massachusetts, formed the Sons of Liberty. They boarded three East India Company ships in Boston Harbor and threw 342 chests of tea into the water. This event was in protest of oppressive British taxation and tyrannical rule. It became known as the Boston Tea Party and paved the way towards our country’s independence.

Today we are faced with similar circumstances. If we do nothing and do not learn from history, we are destined for failure. Money creates power, and unfortunately, this power in the wrong hands can destroy our nation.

Money and banking are essential in our society, however, when we depend on the government and financial institutions for money, we become slaves to their system. Our knowledge of how these systems work will protect us from their bondage and increase our ability to achieve financial success.

Saving money is what built this country. In recent times we have been led to believe that “investing” in uncertain markets and with banks is the key to prosperity, when in fact this is part of the problem.

You can protect your family and your wealth by creating a system of finance that is independent of traditional banking models. Using a financial tool that out dates the Fed and the IRS, you can virtually become your own banker. This tool is called dividend paying, whole-life insurance. You may have been told by my media entertainers, parading as financial gurus, that whole-life insurance is a bad investment, they are wrong.

Life insurance is the only financial instrument that can guarantee that what you want to happen, will happen. While stock markets have plunged, owners of this centuries old financial tool have prospered. And, when properly administered, it can be used to create your own privatized family banking system that can live on for generations. You can learn more about private banking here: https://bankforlife.wordpress.com/

NOW is the time to ACT while you have time.

Until next time, Protect Your Freedoms!
Barry Page, RFC

Barry Page is recognized as a leading expert on life insurance and private banking. He is a Registered Financial Consultant and independent insurance agent who helps clients with tax advantaged investment alternatives. He specializes in showing families how to protect their assets, income and lives utilizing a macro-financial approach to planning.

He has created a service that caters to families and business owners that frustrated with the risks involved with the stock market, but still want competitive returns. His specialized knowledge and services help consumers find alternatives to traditional investing and the stock market that not only safely protect their savings, but also provide tax advantages.

His business is based in Ocean Springs, MS and he services clients throughout the Southeast. He can be reached here: http://legacyinsuranceagency.com/contact.html

Government Budgeting or Tax and Spending?

Debt to Consume 90% of GDP by 2020 According to CBO

Just this week the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released the administration’s budget numbers, reflecting the debt to Gross Domestic Product (GDP). According to their own predictions, debt will consume 90% of GDP by the year 2020.

How can we as citizens depend on a government who can not live within its means? We must live within our means in order to survive, yet our politicians refuse not to. Instead they live off of taxpayers as a parasite lives off of its host.

According to Merriam-Websters definition of budget: bud·get
Pronunciation: \ˈbə-jət\ a : a statement of the financial position of an administration for a definite period of time based on estimates of expenditures during the period and proposals for financing them b : a plan for the coordination of resources and expenditures c : the amount of money that is available for, required for, or assigned to a particular purpose.

Does it sound like the administration has planned for financing their expenditures? Do you think they have the resources available for funding their proposals? Where do you think they will get the money?

Take a look at the history of the marginal Federal Income Tax:

You’ll notice that taxes spiked up considerably after the “Great Depression” and when Social Security was created. Do you see any similarities today?

Of course, you understand that you also pay other taxes. As a matter of fact in recent years personal taxes increased 42% faster than personal income. State and local government taxes increased 168% faster than national income. The typical American pays more in taxes than they do on food, shelter, and clothing combined.

Here are some examples of taxes we pay. State Income Tax, Social Security Tax, Medicare Tax, Property Tax, School Tax, Sales Tax, Water Tax, City Tax, County Tax, Gasoline Tax, Airport Tax, Hotel Tax, Cable TV Tax, Unemployment Tax, Cigarette Tax, Corporate Income Tax, Marriage License Tax, Liquor Tax, Fishing License Tax, Food and Beverage Tax, Hunting License Tax, Road Usage Tax (truckers), Estate Tax, Luxury Tax, Recreational Vehicle Tax, Utility Tax, Septic Permit Tax, Well Permit Tax, Road Toll Booth Tax, Vehicle Sales Tax, Workers Compensation Tax, Trailer Reg. Tax, Watercraft Registration Tax, Long Term Capital Gains Tax, Short Term Capital Gains Tax, Telephone Federal Excise Tax, Telephone State and Local Tax, Telephone Usage Charge Tax, Telephone Federal Universal Service Fee Tax.

There are few ways that you can shelter your money from the onslaught of taxes, so we must consider them all when doing our own budgeting. One such way is by NOT depending on the government. Are you the least bit suspicious when the government creates a plan to give you a tax break on the money that they have taxed you on in the first place. Consider Qualified Plans and the Federal Income Tax.

Another option you may want to consider is banking, but not in the sense that you may be accustomed to. For example, do you find it ironic that the very banks that we as taxpayers were asked to bailout, ask us to invest our money with them? Why is it that banks want to lend us money when we have it, but will not when we need it?

By Becoming Your Own Banker™ and banking with your family you can actually end your dependency on traditional financial institutions and government programs. You can learn how to create a system of finance and your own lifetime bank. https://bankforlife.wordpress.com/

Infinite Banking teaches the process of using your current flow of finances versus consumption of money. Utilizing this concept integrates protection and wealth accumulation enabling you to enhance your assets without creating additional liabilities. Traditional banks understand this, yet they tell us to do the opposite, forcing us into financial slavery.

You owe it to yourself and your family to educate yourself further. Take control of your money now by controlling how your money flows. Read the book Becoming Your Own Banker™ here: http://legacyinsuranceagency.com/byob

Until next time,
Barry Page, RFC

Barry Page is a Registered Financial Consultant and Infinite Banking Coach. His goal is to help families live debt free and create generational wealth. He publishes multiple websites and blogs including this one, and can be reached at http://legacyinsuranceagency.com/contact.html

Tu Ne Cede Malis!

Tu Ne Cede Malis!
Do Not Give In To Evil

The motto of the Ludwig von Mises Institute, Tu Ne Cede Malis, should be our battle cry. What is being perpetrated as a means to save our country by unprecedented spending is evil. The government is seizing control of our liberties quickly, and as citizens we must stand up against this evil.

Ron Paul, a student of Austrian economics, has been behind a push to audit the Federal Reserve. On the other side, Ben Bernanke, objects to this “intrusion” into their books, stating that it would cause a massive failure to our financial system. Does it seem ironic to you that Ben Bernanke bailed out Goldman Sachs, but not their nearest competitor, Lehman Brothers?

According to Reuters, 84 banks have failed so far in 2009, over 400 more are in trouble. The FDIC funds have been depleted by 20% due to these failures. And you think your money is safe in the bank? Mostly it is, but that’s not the problem. When banks and government collude to create a system to control monetary supply, now that is a problem. And, our Federal Reserve System is a major source of the problem.

Recently I heard Warren Buffett answer some financial questions about the past year on MSNBC. He said that he didn’t worry about the market or losing money because he knew over the long term that the dollar will go down in value and in turn he would make money. Huh? Does he know something that we don’t?

Later, talking about taxes and what it will take for our economy to recover, Buffett stated that American’s must trust our banks. And, when looking at the market, he likes Wells Fargo and Goldman Sachs, of course.

Shortly after that a commercial comes on that reminded me of a rock band concert ad, it was for Timothy Geithner! MSNBC is throwing a big party town hall meeting where “you” can ask him tough questions….yeah right. If you get a chance, ask him why he lied about cheating on his taxes or how if he can’t figure that out, how he plans to run our country’s accounting and tax system. We have a tax cheat running the IRS and basically deciding the fate of our country… Maybe Obama will be the opening act.

Okay, back to the banks. Banks are failing because of the Federal Reserve System. Ask yourself how a bank can borrow money for less than1%, loan it out for 5% to upwards of 20%, and lose money? Banks use a fractional reserve lending system. This allows them to lend out much more than they have in reserves, taking huge risks.

People are nervous, and rightly so. What can you do? I hear that every day. The good news is that there is something you can do. You need to do the OPPOSITE OF WHAT THE GOVERNMENT IS DOING.

Here’s my short list of what YOU CAN DO NOW:
1. Take control of your finances, now.
2. Curb your spending and save the difference.
3. Spread your accounts around if you keep large amounts of liquid cash.
4. When looking for a secure location to store your wealth consider the solvency of the financial institution, do your research.

As you start to accumulate wealth and educate yourself on how your money is flowing, you will want to ask yourself some questions, and understand who is really in control of your account.

5 questions to ask yourself when choosing a place to deposit YOUR HARD EARNED MONEY:
1. Is my principle guaranteed?
2. Are my funds liquid?
3. Are my funds creditor protected?
4. Are there any tax benefits?
5. Will I earn a competitive return?

Your time is now. If you find yourself in uncertain financial times or with growing concerns over where our country is headed, take control. Use this as an opportunity to explore your passion. Leverage your time and your relationships to pursue your dreams. Protect your liberty and cherish your freedom.

Until next time,
Barry Page

Barry Page is a licensed insurance agent and financial consultant located in Ocean Springs, MS. He can be reached via the web at www.legacyinsuranceagency.com

HOW TO CREATE YOUR OWN BANK

Learn How To Create Your Own Banking System Using the Infinite Banking Concept™

WHAT IF:
· You could recapture all the money you paid for a car?
· You could recapture all the interest you paid on financing it?
· You could make the same profits as the banking institution that financed it?

AND — DO IT ALL ON A TAX-FREE BASIS!

Infinite Banking teaches the process of using your current flow of finances versus consumption of money, for integrating protection and wealth accumulation enabling one to enhance their assets without creating additional liabilities. If you had your own grocery store would you buy groceries from a competitor’s store? If you owned your own bank, would you borrow money from a competitor’s bank? Most people agree that if you own a business, it makes sense to fully utilize that business and all its assets for not only your business but also for your personal needs. Yet that is not generally what happens especially when we make significant purchases such as cars, equipment, and homes.

YOU CAN LEARN HOW TO…
· Use available savings and cash flow to build your own “bank”
· Finance things you buy through your own “bank” with loans from your “bank” to you
· Repay your “bank” exactly the same way as you would repay the financial institution you would use otherwise
· Build a system of banks that increases your personal wealth

Consider this, “we finance evetything that we buy.” We either pay interest or we give up earning interest.

Here’s the problem, the average American pays 34.5 cents of every disposable dollar to interest! And, we are not saving enough money. Currently the American savings rate is near it’s lowest in history, comparable to what it was during the Great Depression. Yet, most people are more concerned about earning interest than paying interest. Even if we were saving 10% of our income (the U.S. average is less than 3%), that would mean that our ratio of paying interest to saving is 3 to 1. Rather than fighting a head wind, wouldn’t it make more sense to create our own perpetual tailwind?

You can using the Infinite Banking Concept™. Though this concept has been around as long as the process of arbitrage, Nelson Nash was the first to explain in it in an easy to read book,
Becoming Your Own Banker™. The book details how anyone can create their own banking system using ordinary, dividend paying, whole-life insurance.

While the book has it’s skeptics, and some naysayers have even called it a scam, the process is undeniable. You will need a coach, preferrably a qualified life insurance agent that practices the Infinite Banking Concept™ themselves. Don’t expect to buy life insurance direct from the company, or ask the home office how the process works, they won’t know.

So, if you are tired of paying your hard earned money to the banks and financial institutions, and you want to recapture this interest and deposit it into your own bank, then read the book. You’ll learn the basics, see lots of examples of how you can use the concept, and understand what it means to be an “honest banker.”

You can purchase the book Becoming Your Own Banker™ here: http://www.legacyinsuranceagency.com/BYOB

Stop Paying Interest and Start Earning Interest Now! The possibilities are infinite…

Until next time,
Barry Page
www.legacyinsuranceagency.com

Barry Page is a member of the Infinite Banking Concept Think Tank and a licensed insurance agent.