Are You Tired of the Market Roller Coaster? Here’s What To Do

Discover the Alternative To Traditional Investing

While the market goes up and goes down, you don’t have to. You can get off of the roller coaster and discover the alternative to traditional investing.

There really is a better way… and it won’t keep you up at night.

You’ve probably heard that life insurance is a bad investment. And, that you should buy the cheapest term insurance available. Well something else that you’ve probably heard is “you get what you pay for.”

YES! You can protect your hard earned money and build wealth using tried and true, dividend paying, life insurance.

While the investment firms and banks want you to believe that the stock market is the ONLY way to invest and make money, they too own life insurance.

BOLI is the name for Bank Owned Life Insurance, and if you’ll do your research you’ll find that all of the major banks own lots of it. As a matter of fact the FDIC (Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation) actually encourages banks to own life insurance: http://www.fdic.gov/news/news/financial/2004/fil12704.html

Total BOLI Assets (in billions)
Held by Bank Holding Companies in 2007
BHCS BY ASSET SIZE 2007 2006 Change
Over $10 billion $ 104.63 $ 88.59 18.1%
$1B – $10 billion $ 9.89 $ 9.55 3.6%
$500M – $1 billion $ 3.03 $ 2.86 4.5%
All $ 117.55 $ 101.00 16.4%
*Source: Michael White-MullinTBG BOLI Holdings Report – 2008 edition

BANKS THAT OWN BOLI State BOLI
Bank of America NC $ 13,883,173
Wachovia NC $ 12,874,000

JP Morgan Chase OH $ 7,181,000

Citibank NV $ 3,281,000
Regions Bank AL $ 1,253,146
Bancorp South MS $ 168,005
*Partial list compiled from: The Pirates of Manhattan

If permanent life insurance is such a bad investment, why do you think banks own so much? And, if you listen to who is saying “buy term” it’s usually the banks and Wall Street. Why? Because they are now selling term insurance and it is the MOST Profitable for them, and of course they want to sell you their mutual funds. Mutual fund managers rake in hundreds of millions of dollars every year, while you take the risk and whether or not they make money or not.

So, why do they tell you to “buy term and invest the difference”, while they do just the opposite? Well, that’s how they make their money, even if you LOSE… That’s right, they make money even when they lose your money. They tell you to buy while the market is down, and to “dollar cost average”, what a bunch of crap! Yet, they still won’t you to bail them out!

Have you ever considered your what YOUR LIFE is worth to YOUR FAMILY? This is your Economic or Human Life Value. Winston Churchill said this about using life insurance to protect the economic value of a human life:
“If I had my way I would write the word insurance over the door of every house because I am convinced that for the sacrifices which are considerably small, families can be secured against catastrophes which would otherwise smash them up forever.”

The political commentator, humorist and international celebrity Will Rogers said this:
“A man who dies without adequate life insurance should have to come back and see the mess he created.” Rogers later died, in 1935, in a plane crash in Barrow, Alaska—and life insurance benefits were one of his estate’s largest and most important assets.

You too can enjoy the many benefits of life insurance while protecting your family. Here’s a partial list of what life insurance can do for you:

  • It takes care of your family if you die too soon.
  • It takes care of you if you live too long.
  • It is self-completing if you become permanently disabled.
  • The waiver of premium guarantees the premiums are paid.
  • It can have catastrophic benefits if you have cancer, heart attack or stroke, to help even if you don’t die.
  • It can have terminal illness benefits that will pay when you are diagnosed, allowing you to put things in order before you die.
  • It can provide long-term care benefits, drawing from your cash-value.

And, if that isn’t enough to get your attention, then you may want to learn about the banking benefits of dividend paying, cash-value life insurance. The Infinite Banking Concept is a way to recapture the interest that you pay to others and put it back into your “bank”. You can learn more and order the book Becoming Your Own Banker here: http://legacyinsuranceagency.com/byob

So, get off the roller coaster and stop risking your wealth. You don’t have to get out of the market, but you may want to diversify with some safe alternatives like annuities and life insurance. Download a Free Report: http://legacyinsuranceagency.com/alternative

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

How To Buy Whole Life Insurance

Discover The Benefits of Cash Value Dividend Paying Whole Life Insurance

Once you learn how to buy whole life insurance, and truly understand how it works, you can use the cash value to finance everything you buy. This requires discipline though and should only be used with the aid of an experienced agent.

All life insurance policies pay a claim when you die, but whole life can provide many economic benefits while you’re alive. If the policy is set-up correctly when you initially make the purchase, you can use it much like any other financial account as a place for your money to reside. The important step is to buy cash value, dividend paying whole-life insurance from a mutual company.

There are but a few mutual companies left today. Most of the life insurance companies have demutualized and become stock based companies. This means their obligation is to their stockholders. Mutual companies have an obligation to their policyholders. To name a few, MassMutual, Guardian, Northwestern Mutual and New York Life. There are more, but those are the major players that have been around for a while.

Before we get started on how to buy whole life insurance, let’s take a look at how the policy works. With a Whole Life Insurance Policy the premiums remain fixed for the life of the policy. A portion of the premium is used to purchase and accumulate a guaranteed cash value thus adding a savings element. You can purchase paid up additional insurance as well to increase this cash value. Dividends, which are not guaranteed, may also increase policy cash value. Provided that premiums are paid as specified in the policy, the policy remains in force during the insured’s entire lifetime.

The part of your premium that goes into a cash reserve and accumulates as cash value is tax-deferred and can be tax-free if accessed correctly. Generally you can access this cash value at any time, for any reason (Imagine doing that at your bank without a lengthy application and credit report). The reasons could be many including financing a car, a hardship, college, marriage, retirement or critical illness.

While providing many benefits of its own, whole life insurance also makes your other assets stronger. By providing protection, a hedge against inflation and significant tax benefits. With permanent life insurance in place at retirement the owner of the policy can spend down all of his assets if needed without fear of running out of money.

Some of the many benefits of owning whole life insurance:

  • Tax Deferred
  • Tax Free *
  • Estate Tax Free *
  • Unlimited Contributions *
  • Competitive Return On Investment
  • Guarantee
  • Creditor Protection *
  • Unlimited Investment Options
  • Collateral
  • Liquid, Use and Control
  • Disability Waiver *

*Benefits may vary based on your situation. All benefits should be examined by an experienced agent and may not work in all cases.

Before you purchase whole life insurance, follow these steps:

  1. Interview and find an agent that represents a mutual life insurance company. Ask the agents how much life insurance they own, and how much is whole life (Pay close attention to see if they mention “human life value” or “economic value”.
  2. Once you find an agent and decide on a mutual company, decide how much life insurance you want. You will find this is different than what you may have been told to buy, or how much you need.
  3. You may want to own some term insurance to help you achieve your human life value. If the term is from a mutual company, it is usually convertible to whole life at a later time.
  4. After you decide how much you want you can then determine how to fund the policy. Your agent should help you here, that’s what he gets paid to do. Factors will include how long you want to fund the policy and how you foresee yourself using the policy in the future.
  5. A few important riders you should look for include the waiver of premium, and paid-up-additions rider. The waiver will protect you in the event of your disability and the PUA will allow you to overfund the policy as you want to help grow your cash value.

Follow these steps and buy whole life insurance while you are young and healthy. If you have health issues, then you can buy it on your spouse, children or loved ones and you can retain ownership. Whole life insurance can provide many benefits while you are alive and allow you to pass on a legacy of financial independence to your heirs.

Enjoy Life Today, Leave a Legacy for Tomorrow sm,
Barry Page

Barry Page is an experienced life insurance agent. He can be reached at: http://www.legacyinsuranceagency.com/