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Stewardship

The Multi-Faceted Glory of God

by Wes Bridel on February 19, 2013

in Stewardship

The Lord has given me a couple small pictures recently that depict what He is doing as He raises many sons to Glory.  We shared one yesterday about how God’s Glory will be experienced through His Sons.  If you’re not familiar with this concept, you should read the portion on Sonship in The Seed (and [...]

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Fiscal Cliff Update

by Wes Bridel on January 15, 2013

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I’m sure you’ve all heard a basic summary of the Fiscal Cliff negotiations.  Many Bush era tax cuts that were always provisional were made permanent.  At the same time, everyone will see an increase in taxes.  Those with higher incomes will see the biggest hit to their incomes.  We introduced this Fiscal Cliff topic here.
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Where to be Invested Now for Safety & Growth?

by Wes Bridel on November 8, 2012

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There is a deluge of financial propaganda hitting us wherever we turn.  The answer to the question, “Where should I be invested?”  is often difficult to answer.  If you’ve been following this blog for a while, you’ve seen that I recommend diversifying across a multitude of financial market sectors and products to be prepared for [...]

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Free Investing Books! We’re excited to announce a partnership that allows us to share four excellent books that cover a number of topics, but tend to focus on tax free and tax advantaged ways to grow your assets at higher rates than the market has been producing with much less risk.  [...]

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Fixed Index Universal Life Odds & Ends

by Wes Bridel on October 10, 2012

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Fixed Index Universal Life offers you the ability to grow your assets tax deferred and pull the money out to use at anytime tax free in addition to letting you participate in the stock market’s upside without having to suffer the downsides.  It does all this in addition to the life insurance benefits which attracted [...]

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Tax Free Growth Can Come Cheap

by Wes Bridel on October 8, 2012

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Tax Free Growth might seem impossible these days or it might seem like it comes with huge restrictions (such as a small annual Roth IRA limit on contributions)  But tax free growth can come cheap if you know how to do it.  We’ve been speaking about fixed index universal life insurance which allows you to [...]

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Guaranteed High Interest Growth

by Wes Bridel on October 3, 2012

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Guaranteed High Interest Growth is available today through Lifetime Income Roll Up Riders on Fixed Index Annuities. We spent the last several posts talking about the opportunity in fixed index annuities today to capture some of the upside of the stock market without participating in the downside of the market (which you can read [...]

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Do Fixed Index Annuities offer some wonderful benefits that you can’t find anywhere else?  Absolutely!  Are they the Be All, End All financial product that you should dump all your money into?  We would strongly urge you not to!  We’ve just spent a couple posts talking about how wonderful FIA’s can be (which you can [...]

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Fixed Index Annuities: Then & Now

by Wes Bridel on September 28, 2012

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Fixed Index Annuities have only existed a couple of decades.  (See here for our fixed index annuity introduction.) We used to love them because they offered a large amount  of the index gains with no chance for losses.  You would often be offered Annual Point to Point Caps in the 10 to 12% range, so [...]

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Fixed Index Annuities

by Wes Bridel on September 26, 2012

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We have a love/hate relationship with Fixed Index Annuities.  We used to love them, then we began to hate them, and now we’re swing back towards love…in the right situations.  Most Fixed Index Annuities aren’t right for everyone, but for the right person, they can be an excellent part of your planning strategy!  (We’re continuing [...]

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