Bank On Yourself: The Life-Changing Secret to Growing and Protecting Your Financial Future reveals the secrets to taking back control of your financial future that Wall Street, banks, and credit card companies don't want you to know. You'll discover how to:
· Have a rock-solid financial plan and a predictable retirement income that can last as long as you do – with no luck, skill, or guesswork required
· Turn your back on the stomach-churning twists and turns of the stock and real estate markets
· Get back every penny you pay for your cars, vacations, home repairs, business equipment, a college education, and other major purchases, so you can enjoy more of life's luxuries today without robbing your nest-egg! (The average family could increase their lifetime wealth by $500,000 to $1,000,000 or more using this method, without the risk or volatility of stocks and real estate)
· Become your own source of financing and recapture the interest you pay to banks and finance companies – reduce or eliminate the control those institutions have over you
Can you imagine what it would be like to look forward to opening your account statements because they always have good news and never any ugly surprises?
More than 100,000 Americans of all ages, incomes, and backgrounds are already using Bank On Yourself to grow a nest-egg they can predict and count on, even when stocks, real estate, and other investments tumble. You'll meet some of them and hear their stories of how Bank On Yourself has helped them reach a wide variety of short-term and long-term personal and financial goals and dreams in this book.
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About the Author
As a consultant to financial advisors for two decades, Pamela Yellen investigated hundreds of saving, investing, and financial planning methods and vehicles before learning about Bank On Yourself. She ultimately became convinced that Americans have been brainwashed into believing they must accept risk, volatility, and unpredictability in order to grow a sizable nest-egg. It became Pamela's mission to share the message of Bank On Yourself. Read it today and discover how to have the financial peace of mind you seek and deserve.
Table of Contents
Part 1 Financial Secrets "They" Don't Want You to Know
1 Myths, Lies, and a New Way to Prosperity 3
2 How to Get Back Every Penny You Pay for Major Purchases 17
Part 2 Katie and Paul
3 The Adventure Begins 31
4 A Flight Plan for Life 51
5 The New World of Money 71
6 Looking Ahead 93
Part 3 Real People, Real Experiences
7 Building a Comfortable Retirement You Can Predict and Count On 113
8 Eliminating Debt and Increasing Savings 131
9 Never Too Rich or Too Cash-Strapped to Bank On Yourself 141
10 The Spend and Grow Wealthy Way to Pay for College 157
11 Financing Business and Professional Purchases 167
12 Can You Be Too Old to Bank On Yourself? 183
Part 4 Setting Out on Your Own Bank On Yourself Journey
13 So You're Not Sure You Can Afford It 195
14 Getting Started 209
Free, No Obligation Bank On Yourself Analysis Request Form 227
Free Resources and Recommendations 229
The Bank On Yourself Certified Advisor Training Program 231
Free Special Offer for Readers 233
What People are Saying About This
"This book reveals a unique, powerful and time-tested method that can guarantee your financial security and peace of mind now and in the years to come."--(Mark Victor Hansen, co-author, Chicken Soup for the Soul series)
"If you're looking for more of the same conventional financial advice, this isn't the book for you. But if you're prepared to take back control of your financial life once and for all, Bank On Yourself is a ground-breaking method that can put you on the fast track to reaching your goals and dreams."--(T. Harv Eker, author, N. Y. Times #1 best seller, Secrets of the Millionaire Mind)
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
At long last, a book about money management that is easy to read and makes so much sense, that you will be thinking, "Why haven't I heard about this before!" Pamela Yellen not only covers this fascinating subject with story-telling magic, she explains the basics and the advantages of "Banking On Yourself" so that anyone can see how this concept will provide them with lifetime financial benefits. My wife and I both have BOY plans in place, and we have been using our plans to finance major purchases for our new home. So far, we have financed our lawn tractor and custom-built out-building for storing it, our irrigation well, and several capital investments in my own business. We will soon be financing our next vehicle ourselves and paying ourselves back with interest, enabling us to get the full purchase price and interest back over the payback period, which we determine, not some finance company! The best thing about our BOY plan is the financial peace of mind we now have knowing that our plan is rock-solid, guaranteed to increase our wealth each and every year, and we know with certainty how much equity we will have in our plan five, ten, twenty years from now. And as Pamela teaches in her book, the more purchases we finance ourselves, the more equity we will have down the road! Thanks to Bank On Yourself, we can "spend and grow wealthy" without worrying about what happens in the stock or real estate markets!
First off, I'm not sure why the author things CFPs would discourage plans like these--if they make money, I want my clients to use them because then they can continue to pay me :-) It kind of sounds like Mrs. Yellen is trying ot stir up conspiracy theory to make you think this is a lot more valuable than it is. Here's the plan: you get a whole life insurance policy with a PUA rider (Paid-Up Additions) and invest (in yourself basically) up to the MEC limit. These investments will return dividends, which you reinvest in the policy. Now when you get to the MEC limit (during the capitalization period of about 5-6 years), you can take out loans on your policy (interest on which is tax deductible) and pay (yourself) back over time. This is a pretty good plan for people who are risk averse. It will probably beat your average savings account interest (especially nowadays) and the tax deductions are a nice perk. The whole process is reminiscent of books likeSurviving the Second Great Depression and How to Take Advantage of the People Who Are Trying to Take Advantage of You--clever ways to take advantage of the system. I wouldn't normally follow advice from people who buys time shares, but this seems like a decent gander.