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Consumer Expenditures Report (Episode 045)

How Do You Spend Your Money?

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Todd Strobel and Kim D.H. Butler take a look at the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics report on how the average American spends their money. Todd goes over the demographics and how it reflects the “average” American. Kim explains what each category means and what the numbers are indicative of. Finally, they look over the most troubling numbers of all regarding Americans life insurance and pension expenditures.

What do the spending trends reveal? Do you know how your spending stacks up? Find out on today’s episode of the Prosperity Podcast.

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Getting Off the Roller Coaster (Episode 044)

Leaving the Wild Ride of the Stock Market Behind

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Todd Strobel and best-selling financial author Kim D.H. Butler look at the recent downturn and volatility in the stock market. Kim explains that risk does not have to equal reward. They offer alternative investment options away from the market. Todd questions the thrill of gambling. Finally, they discuss leaving the wild ride and share information to contact our Prosperity Economic Advisors.

If breaking even is your goal, do you know the opportunities you’ve already missed? Find out how to get OFF the stock market roller coaster on today’s episode of the Prosperity Podcast!

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Whole Life Insurance Provisions (Episode 043)

What Happens If You Skip Paying Your Life Insurance Premiums?

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Today, on the Prosperity Podcast, Kim D.H. Butler and Todd Strobel explain what occurs when whole life insurance policyholders miss one or more premium payments. They discuss the flexibility built into whole life insurance policies, and what many policyholders forget – that if they have an interruption in income, their policy may be able to HELP them pay essential bills! Kim breaks down the order to use your money when you’re able to make payments again: base premiums, repaying the policy loan, or paid-up additions? Todd looks at the benefits in the self-employment realm.

It’s important to have your money accessible when it’s needed – do you have that safety net? Find out on today’s episode how life insurance provisions can help.
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Can You Sell Your Life Insurance Policy? (Episode 042)

Should you sell or cancel your life insurance policy? What are your options?

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Todd Strobel and Kim D.H. Butler explore what people do when they can’t (or don’t want to) make their life insurance premium payments. On today’s episode, Kim dives into the possibility of selling your policy to investors of life settlements vs. just cancelling your policy and taking the cash value.

Kim discusses the benefits and potential drawbacks of selling a policy, and who might be able to sell a policy. Todd chimes in with the type of policyholder that may have the most to gain from selling their death benefit. Finally, they assess how life settlements have increased the flexibility and choices for both investors and policyholders.

If you are “too young” to sell your policy, you’ll also want to read this article for more options: “7 Ways to Save a Life Insurance Policy (even when you can’t afford the premiums)”

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Alternative Investing 101 (Episode 041)

Investments, Settlements, and Returns, oh my!

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Tim Wright, of ASR Alternative Investments, joins Todd Strobel on the Prosperity Podcast. They discuss what alternative investments are and their benefits. Tim explains the type of client that would gain the most from life settlements and why they’re similar to owning real estate. Finally, the look at the type of returns to expect within a growing market. Can you make your money more prosperable and less of a gamble outside the stock market? Find out on today’s episode.

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Pulling Back the Curtain (Episode 040)

Do You Want to Be a Prosperity Economics Advisor?

P4P040-PullingBackTheCurtain“No B.S.” Money Guy Todd Strobel and best-selling author Kim D.H. Butler look at what it takes to become a Prosperity Economics Advisor. Todd explores what an advisor does on a day-to-day level. Kim breaks down the steps in becoming an advisor. Finally, they explain the type of person best suited for prosperity economic advising. Have you got what it takes? Find out on today’s episode of the Prosperity Podcast.

(By the way, Kim took the “long route” to being a Prosperity Economics Advisor, getting her CFP designation and Series 6 then Series 7 licenses, as well as a Series 63, Series 65 and additional education and experience (such as 4 years as co-trainer of Truth Concepts financial software and a banking background. All of the above have been learning experiences but NOT necessary to get started!)

Not mentioned in the show but also HIGHLY recommended are Truth Concepts Software, Truth Training (some advisors attend about once a year), and The Summit for Prosperity Economics Advisors. If you were going to do ONE thing to jump-start a new venture as a Prosperity Economics Advisor – or even to just seriously explore it – we would say, “Come to The Summit!”


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