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Missed Fortune – Saving Money Shouldn’t Cost You

Posted on | January 5, 2010

A recent New York Times article, “At Tiny Rates, Saving Money Costs Investors,” spelled out the downside of traditional savings vehicles.

The article states:

“Millions of Americans are paying a high price for a safe place to put their money: extremely low interest rates on savings accounts and certificates of deposit…. Many have seen returns on savings, CDs and government bonds drop to niggling amounts recently, often costing them money once inflation, fees and taxes are considered.”

This underscores what the True Wealth Strategies have been teaching for quite some time. Taxed-as-earned savings vehicles will hinder your path to wealth much more than those that are tax-advantaged or tax-free.

To illustrate, one dollar doubling every period for twenty periods will grow to over $1 million if it does so tax-free.

If it’s taxed-as-earned, then one dollar doubles to $2, but you will only have $1.75 after paying 25 percent in tax.

The $1.75 doubles to $3.50 in the next period, but if you pay tax on the increase every period — at the end of the same twenty periods — instead of having $1 million, you would only have about $72,000 in a 25 percent tax bracket. In a 33 percent tax bracket, you would only have $27,000!

And yet that is how most Americans save—by using after-tax dollars and putting them in investments that are taxed-as-earned.

This is why it’s so important to learn more about maximum-funded, tax-advantaged insurance contracts. They are the only retirement savings vehicles where your money:

  1. Accumulates tax-free
  2. Can be withdrawn tax-free (even before age 59 ½ – without penalty)
  3. Transfers to your heirs tax-free when you pass away

Find out more and begin now to empower your financial future.

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*Life insurance policies are not investments and, accordingly, should not be purchased as an investment

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