KNOW THIS BEFORE GETTING LIFE INSURANCE

On the last post about life insurance I presented three questions you need to ask yourself before getting life insurance.

In this post I’m going to be answering each post so that you know enough to get your very own life insurance policy.

What does the insurance company get in return?

I’m sure you asked the question “how much does the insurance agent make on a life insurance policy?”

Of course the agents wouldn’t want you to know this, but the average Life insurance agent receives 95 percent of what you pay the first year in a policy. When you renew your policy they receive 5 to 10 percent in commission on the policy for the next year.

What types of policies are out there?

There are so many life insurance policies, but they all stem from the two major policies Whole life and Term life.

Whole life

This policy is built to spread the cost of coverage throughout your life span and it is solely built off of your contribution so it is more expensive.

The benefit of “whole life” is that it does not expire and has set payments. Also as long as you make the proper payments on the policy the insurance company is bound by the contract agreement.

Another benefit of “whole life is that the policy builds cash value, which means you can borrow against the policy.

CONS: This policy is expensive.

Term life

This policy is built to cover you over a specific period of time usually anywhere from 10 to 20 years.

The benefit of “term life” is that it tends to be six to ten times more affordable than a whole life policy.

Another benefit is that “term life” can be converted into a whole life policy giving you full life long coverage.

CONS: This policy does not hold a cash value and will expire.

Which policy is the best for you?

My personal opinion is that term life is better because of how you can convert the policy into a whole life plan, but there are cons for doing that. Such as, the policy gives less coverage and if you withdraw money from the policy you leave less for your family after you pass away.

The best policy would be whole life, if you can afford it the policy has no expiration date and holds a cash value. So you don’t run the risk of getting nothing from your insurance policy.

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INVESTING MADE EASY

The key of making money in stocks is not to get scared out of them.

Peter Lynch

The hardest decision you can make is picking something to invest in, but this process can be simplified the more you invest.

Peter Lynch is one of the most iconic investors that simplified investing for average individuals, just by suggesting people to invest in the things they love and understand. Which begs the question why arent you investing in stocks today, and for those who are invested why arent you investing more.

Just start

Just to get this through your head, the hardest decision you can make is the decision to simply start investing. The more you procrastinate the more your missing out on passive returns, and the best way to learn how to invest is simply through experience.

So many entrepeuners will tell you the best way to learn a trade or a new skill is by trail and error (just hurry up and fail). The bigger the fail the better the outcome, remember after every failure ask yourself “why didn’t this work” or “what did I do wrong.” Asking these questions will help you over come the struggles of investing and come out a successful investor.

EQ

When your investing the second most difficult task is keeping your emotions in check. When I began investing the was a company that I had my eye on and I originally bought stock in this company was very innovative because of the their eco approach (how they helped the environment).

Well over the years I saw the stock go up and down, it was like a roller coaster ride. I couldn’t stomach the fact that I could loss everything so I got out.

That company was “Tesla”

If you believe in a company, all you need to do is to first study the background of the creator of the company. If I would of known that “Elon” first created “x.com” I would have realized that he was successful before Tesla.

Only knowing what you need to know helps build emotional intelligence.

Caleb Peters

So remember to hold on, no matter how risky the ride gets because your first decision is normally your best decision.

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WHY DO PEOPLE GET LIFE INSURANCE ?

We’ve all have been approached by someone selling life insurance. Personally I have been approached by random guy at 12pm in a Waffle House selling life insurance, but what is the actual reason why some people purchase life insurance and should you purchase life insurance too?

Is life insurance a scam or real

Depending on which company, life insurance can be a scam, it’s almost like a legal “Ponzi Scheme“. Companies who sell life insurance use multi-level marketing, which means to be an employee you have to be a user of product and the only way to make money is to invite more people.

The real life insurance side works through the customers life span which means, when an individual purchases a policy someone else is cashing out. To be honest all life insurance companies are like this, but it doesn’t change the fact that life insurance is important.

What does it do

Why is life insurance important? Picking a policy is important because of the way our society is nowadays.

Individuals are simply not able to save for their retirement because of the debt that is made by them or their parents. Unfortunately, When you or your parents die they can either leave you with a legacy of wealth or debt, and in many cases its always debt.

Now what life insurance does is take your contributions and a portion of your money goes towards funeral cost, but that’s not all it covers and depending on your policy you can leave your kids with a lot of money.

So now you found out how to turn your kids into trust fund babies, congratulations.

Know before you own

Those few things you need to learn before getting a policy are:

What types of policies are out there ?

Which policy is the best for you ?

What does the insurance company get in return?

And I will be able to answer all these questions in my next post so stay tuned and keep reading.

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Simple Money Management

Every good business and rich individual knows how to do one thing very well. Successful people probably don’t touch on this topic a lot, but the route of financial success is simply good money management skills. Managing your money can be difficult at times, but although it’s difficult it can be simple too.

This post is going to be dedicated in showing you simple ways to manage your money, so that you can have the keys for success.

PAY YOURSELF

I know a lot of influencers talk about paying yourself but they don’t particularly share how they pay themselves.

these are the ways I pay myself weekly and sometimes monthly:

• my 401(k) plan

• buying stocks

• other investments.

Essentially I take whatever is left in my savings accounts and use it to do one of these three things. Now since my 401K is already taken out of my paycheck, I really just use my savings for the other two.

SYSTEMS

I know a lot of peoples method or system when it comes to their personal finances, is to simply cash the check and stuff it in a box. Cashing your check is the worst method or system you can use, as Grant Cardone says “cash is trash.”

This is true because it doesn’t pay to have cash, it pays to have assets.

My personal method or system for handling money, is to deposit everything I make into my savings account. All I do is deposit and transfer for bills, that way after paying my bills I’m able to see what’s left for possible investments.

You don’t have to use this method, all I’m saying is that this works for me so you should try it and see if this system works for you. You can create any method or system for yourself as long as your know how you spend money.

These are just a few concepts I use I hope this helps you when it comes to your personal finances. Like I said from the beginning managing money can be difficult but also simple, so I hope these concepts were simple enough for you.

You can let me know if these concepts work by leaving a comment on this page.

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The Importance of EPS

When it comes to choosing a stock EPS is the most important thing to look at before investing and in this post I’ll give you reasons why its important and I’m going to explain what EPS is.

Well for starters EPS stands for earnings per share.

WORTH

One of the main reasons why EPS is so important, is because EPS will let you know whether or not a stock is worth investing in.

A higher EPS shows investors that a company is profitable. When a company is profitable it’s more likely that the investor will receive dividend payments from the company.

DEMAND

When the “earnings per share” increases 25 percent, it also reflects a higher demand from the company. This can be because of the rising popularity of the company or an increasing need for the companies products.

For example, have you ever heard of “Zoom” before the pandemic. In 2020 the eps for Zoom was calculated at 0.27, in 2021 it went all the way up to 2.91, that’s over 25 percent.

CONSISTENT GROWTH

When the earnings per share for the company increases each quarter it represents future profitability for the company or consistent growth.

Before I purchase a stock I look at the estimated earnings per share and the actual earnings per share for each quarter. If a company passes its estimate earnings each quarter it shows The consistency of it’s performance.

Their are plenty of other reasons why EPS is important but these are the main reasons why you should pay attention to a company’s Earnings per share.

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How to Leverage your Money

I’m sure everybody’s heard of the saying buy low and sell high and that’s not just for the stock market that’s for every single thing you purchase. In this post I want to let you know about ways to leverage your money. I’m going to be sharing the ways that I personally have considered or successfully done myself.

BOOKS

So without further ado the first way to leverage money is with books. I have personally invested in several books like for example stock market 101, The intelligent investor, and the richest man in Babylon. With this investment of $57 in just these three books, I have made over a thousand dollars in 6 months.

This is just one example of how reading or listening to books can actually leverage your money. I am still utilizing the information used in these books today, which is also proof that it is a long term investment.

COURSES

When it comes to courses it is another way to leverage your money, but you have to be careful when it comes to choosing of course. I say this because there are courses that charge an arm and a leg for information that could’ve been provided somewhere else cheaper.

Also you have to be strategic when choosing a course what course can you take that can translate into more money for you. For me it was taking an accounting course to help increase my know-how of budgeting and maintaining my personal finances.

MENTORSHIP

Finding mentorship can be priceless and offered for a little to no cost, but there are people in places that charge you for their mentorship.

My advice is to start start with who you know and find people who invest their money in particular ways.

For me I have found plenty of mentors to draw near to who invest in real estate that are not only willing to share what they know, but are capable of partnering with me on deals.

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Goals For your Money

Many people create goals they want to accomplish at the beginning of each year. Some people accomplish these goals, others forget about the goals that they have set for themselves. The most successful people break down their goals into realistic task and give a time frame for the goal to be completed. If your new year resolution was to make more money this year, then you clicked on the best post for you.

In this post we’re going to break down your goal into making more money into realistic task but first lets be clear about the time frame. We want to complete this goal before the next year, so lets make this a 10 month goal.

TASK NUMBER 1

What are you passionate about and why? When you figure out what you are passionate about you will be willing to work more hours during the day. When you figure out why you are passionate about something it prevents you from getting burnt out or tired, and if you do get tired then its not a big enough “why.”

You don’t have to think too hard to realize what your passionate about because chances are you want to change peoples lives. So all you have to do is figure out what part of peoples lives you want to change. For example, I want to change the way people operate their personal finances so they can have financial freedom. The reason why I want to do this is because 80% of America is in debt and 55% of that debt is in credit cards.

So now that you know you want to impact peoples lives, and what part of their lives you want to impact, figure out how your going to impact them. Is it going to be through books, seminars, music, or a podcast.

TASK NUMBER 2

Supercharge your learning, when you find out what service your going to do, you need to learn more about the service (do not sell yourself short when it comes to the price of your service and do not overprice it.) You need to have a strategic method of learning too, so when you find the service you want to provide ask questions like how? Where? Why? and Who? Then learn the answers to each question. Start with the basics learn how to find the right people to partner with to eventually form a business, you need marketing, accounting, and specialist in the field.

TASK NUMBER 3

What ever money you have now, chances are your going to need more. So find things to flip, sell, or invest in that will give you enough cushion to start your business. I didn’t say it will be easy, but it is doable. Simple ideas to flip would be cars, shoes, or furniture.

I hope you enjoyed reading this post and I also hope it inspired you.

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Why Diversify

There are plenty of reasons why you should diversify your investments, but in this post your going to be reading about the advantages of diversification.

Diversification is the practice of spreading your investments around.

ONE ADVANTAGE

The first advantage of diversification is when you diversify your stocks or money you are able to take advantage of growth opportunities in different sectors of the market.

You don’t have to know which stock to pick you just have to know which industry is going where. Once you figure that out, you can simply purchase a Mutual Fund, ETF, or Index Fund that is already diverse in that particular industry.

SECOND ADVANTAGE

The second advantage of diversification is that when you diversify your stocks or money it keeps you stable during tough times. With this pandemic, businesses are going under and investors that aren’t diversified are losing money.

Since I knew businesses are being affected during this pandemic, I invested in gold when the shutdown occurred which saved my investments.

When one sector goes down there is always another sector that is going to be prospering, you just have to diversify.

THIRD ADVANTAGE

The third advantage of diversification is knowledge. When one sector or industry is going down that’s your trigger into buying either one good business or one outstanding ETF in that struggling sector.

Now each time you log on your brokerage account, if your diversified enough, you should see where the market is headed. You can see which sector has gain momentum and where to put more money.

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HOW TO START GENERATIONAL WEALTH

Just remember it starts with you, on that note don’t rely on your parents to leave you something when they pass away, because if your parents are like mine they don’t have anything to pass down to you. So start your creating your own Wealth.

ACQUIRE

All you have to do is buy. Ask anyone who has more money than you how they got their money, and most likely they will tell you they acquired something of value. That’s it creating generational wealth is not hard your just over thinking it.

Acquiring stuff can be even easier if you operate you bank account differently. All you have to do is three things.

1.) Lower your expenses

2.) Create a budget to save at least $100 a month.

3.) Only touch it to invest it.

If you took an accounting class you should know that assets are better than liabilities, but the problem is people like to classify miscellaneous things as an asset. Which is why it’s hard for many people to get ahead or create generational wealth.

ASSETS

Assets can be a house, stocks, a business, Gold, or simply anything that is giving you income right now.

Sadly people like to look at things that have potential to give them money as assets, but their only lying to themselves.

Look at everything you own and determined what is adding not just value, but income in your life. After determining what your biggest asset is simply create a habit of buying more of it.

DONT FORGET TO WRITE A WILL

There are plenty of places that can create your will, but why not do it yourself. Nowadays your just a click away to creating your “Legal Will,” from places like http://rocketlawyer.com.

I hope that in this new year you make a personal goal to acquire assets to increase the capital you own, and create generational wealth.

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WHY I WON’T HOLD CRYPTO YET…

There are plenty of cases of people getting rich off of crypto currencies but still there is no research available for people to get rich with crypto on purpose. However there are articles out to educate you and keep you up to speed on crypto, but those articles do not explain the dramatic price fluctuations that crypto has. Is crypto a good investment? Well not for me and I’ll tell you why.

First of all lets start this post off by explaining crypto currencies. Crypto currencies are just like trading on the foreign exchange market, when it comes to contrasting foreign currencies and crypto currencies the only thing different with crypto is that it is not backed by anything just yet. Unlike foreign currencies which are normal backed by a government, banks, or goods and services.

NO BACKING

So my number one reason why I wont hold crypto is because there is nothing supporting the currency just yet.

EXTREME FLUCTUATIONS

Also when it comes to crypto currencies there can be major fluctuations in the pricing, on December 7, 2017 bitcoin was being traded at $15,268.98 finishing the year off with a 3,500 percent return. However the for the next year on December 6, 2018 bitcoin was trading at $3,530.06 that is a $11,738.92 loss, which is a 2,600 percent loss.

NOT ENOUGH KNOWLEDGE

Lastly crypto currencies are still fairly new which means there is a lot of risk when dealing with these trades and unlike stocks there is barley anyone who can give you advice on trading crypto currencies. There is simply not enough knowledge on crypto currencies yet.