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How to Protect Wealth When the Fed Is Raising Rates The low interest rate environment of recent decades appears to be on the way out. While rates may not currently be high by historical standards, they are nevertheless significantly above where they were just a year or so ago. With the Federal Reserve vowing to […] Read more

Decentralized finance (DeFi) is a fast emerging ecosystem which allows financial products of all kinds, from coins to digital art (NFTs), to be made available on a decentralized blockchain network.  The programmable applications and protocols being created on the blockchain such as ethereum, solana and cardano, allow financial transactions to be executed automatically on the […] Read more

If you do a simple search like “Bitcoin and Life Insurance” a flurry of articles with numerous concerns pop up.  Topics of interest concern things like, whether life insurers are poised to begin accepting bitcoin OR the involvement of major life insurers in either purchasing large amounts of bitcoin or increasing involvement in the fast […] Read more

Is Stock Market Investing a Zero Sum Game?

This is an updated article originally written in 2020. Back in early 2020, the DOW plunged in the wake of an oil war and concerns about COVID-19.  This did more than raise a few eyebrows in the financial community and had the rest of the masses furiously racing back to monitor their portfolios. In February […] Read more

Whole life insurance is an asset that provides you with liquidity, tax deferred growth and a solid financial foundation. When life insurance is used as your own bank, you have a store of wealth that is protected from the ebbs and flows of the market, but the ability to draw upon your money when opportunities […] Read more

As often noted, a primary residence is the most valuable asset most Americans possess.  Losing a home to creditors or in a bankruptcy case can be devastating. The homeowner not only suffers the financial setback of losing the wealth built up in the property, but also the emotional toll of being forced to leave home […] Read more

Asset protection is NOT just for business owners. It reaches into all aspects of wealth preservation and estate planning. However, you might say that business owners are on the front lines of this battle because the act of offering services to the general public can be a risky proposition. So, this article will focus on […] Read more

Having already wrote a comprehensive article on 401k withdrawals rules, the focus in the following article will be on 401k pros and cons, including the history of the plan and why it is that virtually all working class Americans are participants. The primary theme throughout this article is to help answer the question of whether […] Read more

Investors are always looking for the next best thing; the best investment to make now. The absolute perfect strategy to enable them to build wealth, stockpile some money and watch it grow to suit their needs and desires. At the outset, we want to pose that the best investment you or anyone can make is […] Read more

INFLATION, INSURANCE, AND THE ILLUSION OF NOMINAL DOLLARS Guest Post By, Frank A. Jurs II Most people, professional and laypeople, believe that the term “inflation” means the rising cost associated with goods and services. While the rising cost of goods and services are a byproduct of inflation, it’s not inflation in and of itself. Inflation […] Read more