- Safe Money Millionaire: The Secret to Growing Wealthy Without Losing Your Money In the Wall Street Roller Coaster - by Brett Kitchen and Ethan Kap
- Bank On Yourself: The Life-Changing Secret to Protecting Your Financial Future - by Pamela Yellen
- Tax Free Retirement - by Patrick Kelly
- The Better Money Method: A Better Idea for Retirement - by Terry Laxton
- Becoming Your Own Banker: Unlock the Infinite Banking Concept - by R. Nelson Nash
- Parlay Your IRA into a Family Fortune - by Ed Slott
- The Retirement Savings Time Bomb - by Ed Slott
The Rule of 72
Need an easy way to determine how long it will take to double your returns? Simply divide the number 72 by your projected growth rate. So, if your returns are increasing by 10% per year, it will take 7.2 years for them to double in size.
The Rule of 70
So, if your returns are increasing by 10% per year it will take 11.5 years for them to triple in size. The rule of 70 dictates how long it will take for inflation to halve the value of a dollar. Simply divide by your expected rate of inflation. For Example, if you expect 3% inflation, then divide 70 by 3. At that rate, it will take 23.3 years before the value of your money is worth half of what it is today.
Converting you salary to a hourly figure
You're salaried employee and trying to figure out how much that wage earns you an hour, maybe for that part time job you're considering taking on. Take your salary, drop the last three zeros and then divid by the number two. So if you earn $40,000, you're left with $20 an hour. Numbers work best if you're only working a 40 hour week.
Two Quick Calculation Formulas
There are two quick formulas that can be used to make an estimation of a life insurance need. When Calculating a clients insurance needs, accuarcy and individual goals should always be the basis of any recommendations that the advisor makes. Practicality, though, will dictate occasions where on the scene projections are necessary to open the more thoughtful discussion with the client that will lead to the correct sale. Try these formulas: 1.10 x gross income 2.5 x gross income + mortgage + debts (+final expenses + college fund) * ** The Expenses in parenthese give some room to individualize the rough calculation. These could include the mortgage on a second home or anything that might be important to the client.
You had Better Be Running
"Every morning in Africa a gazelle wakes up. It knows it must run faster than the fastest lion of it will be killed. Every morning a lion wakes up. it knows it must outrun the slowest gazelle of it will starve to death. It doesn't matter whether you are lion or a gazelle- when the sun comes up, you had better be running."
"Any Man who doesn't believe in life insurance deserves to die once without having any." -Will Rogers.
Buying a Policy or a Plan
People who have bought polices think about policies, people who buy a plan buy concepts and recognize that the policies are just the vehicles to achieve the plan.