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Debt: Easy as Pie

Handling Your Mortgage Debt Can be as Easy as Pie

P4P022-DebtEasyAsPieKim Butler and Todd Strobel continue their discussion on mortgages. They show how debt and mortgages are intertwined and how it’s not a bad thing.

Reverse mortgages are also discussed and can be recommended to a specific audience. Yet Kim proposes a specific solution. The Prosperity Principles are on full display in today’s episode of the Prosperity Podcast.

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Mortgages: Faster Isn’t Always Better

Why You DON’T Want to Pay Your Mortgage off Too Quickly!

P4P021-MortgagesBiggerIsntAlwaysBetterKim Butler and Todd Strobel set their sights on mortgages in this episode, analyzing different strategies by using the Prosperity Principles to uncover the best options. They discuss down payments, compare 15 vs 30 year mortgages, and tackle other questions to consider when getting a mortgage, with some surprising answers!

How big should your down payment be? Is a 15 or 30 year mortgage more efficient in the long run? What is the value of your cash down payment, or your cash flow? And is there value in “peace of mind”, even if it means choosing a less effective economic strategy? Find out in today’s episode of the Prosperity Podcast.

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When Did Economics Become Politically Incorrect?

The Difference Between Economics and Politics (and Why it Matters)

P4P-020-SticktoYourEconomicGunsDaring to be “politically incorrect,” Kim Butler and Todd Strobel attempt to break down the stigmas between economics and politics. Obamacare and the language of economics are discussed, along with the challenge of having honest and open conversations about economics. Is there any room for political correctness in economics? How are Todd’s economic discussions affecting his dating life? Find out in today’s episode of the Prosperity Podcast!

[0:00] Prologue

[0:19] Intro

[1:40] Consequential Discussions

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The Facts of Life Insurance

How Old is “Too Old” for Life Insurance? Understanding Life Insurance Rates of Return, Insurability, and Insurable Interest

P4P-019-TheFactsofLifeInsuranceOn today’s episode of the Prosperity Podcast, Kim Butler and Todd Strobel analyze whole life insurance rates of return for different age brackets. Surprisingly, this reveals that “you’re never too old for life insurance!” The current net rate of return is discussed.

Finally, if you do not qualify for life insurance due to health or lifestyle risk factors, have you considered the alternatives to insuring yourself? There are ways to be the policy owner without having to qualify for life insurance if you can establish an insurable interest in someone else, such as a child, grandchild, business partner or key employee.

Kim and Todd also discuss something she is very proud of: Kim’s daughter, Kaylea Butler has released a book, Every Day is A Miracle: Lessons from Susan Rammekwa.. The book be purchased on <>

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Bye, Bye to Bonds

Why Bonds May Not Be as Safe as You Thought!

P4P-018-ByeByetoBondsOn today’s episode of The Prosperity Podcast, Kim Butler and Todd Strobel dive into the realm of bonds. They discuss the history and current climate of bonds, such as muni-bonds. The current market and quality of those bonds are examined as well. The recent San Bernadino ruling on bondholders and pension funds is broken down. They wrap the show up by reminding you to adjust your strategies and techniques as the times change.

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Understanding Austrian vs. Keynesian Economics

A Layman’s Introduction to Economic Theory

P4P-017-UnderstandingAustrianandKeynesianEconomicsIn this episode, Kim D.H. Butler and Todd Strobel talk about the differences between Austrian and Keynesian Economics and how these economic theories relate to today’s economy. They also share the challenge of having our savings and investments beat inflation.

[00:00:32]  Today we’re talking about Austrian vs Keynesian economics

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