The Money Advantage Podcast

The Money Advantage Podcast

Interest Rates and Whole Life Insurance

October 02, 2023

Ready to gain a new perspective on how interest rates affect the economy? What about how interest rates and whole life insurance relate to each other? Let us illuminate Nelson Nash's wisdom on adopting a lifestyle that resonates with the Infinite Banking Concept without stretching yourself too thin. We also stress the need to take a panoramic view of your financial situation and the significance of long-term thinking.

Finally, we will be your sherpa as we climb the mountain of financial control and self-education. We'll explore why people often settle for financial misery and resist investing time to learn wealth-building techniques or modify their habits. We'll also highlight the value of understanding the concept of Whole Life Insurance to maximize its benefits. Prepped for this journey? Join us and be prepared to expand your financial knowledge and planning prowess.

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How Does Whole Life Compare to Other Assets?

[02:02] “The thing that people don’t realize is that as you devalue currency, interest rates tend to go up. And when interest rates tend to go up, then dividends follow. Historically, they’ve always followed.”

So, while people expect their assets to be devalued in such an inflationary environment, life insurance does the opposite. This is mostly because insurance company’s investments are heavily driven by bonds, so their profits follow the Federal interest rates. And even if insurance policies are slow to adopt these high interest rates, you can rest assured that the mutual insurance companies will get your money to you. And in the meantime, you’re not losing money. 

It’s important to remember that the value of whole life insurance is going to unfold over your whole life. In other words, it’s not an asset you buy today and get rich from. It’s an asset you buy today that allows you to have more peace of mind, and make more strategic choices over the course of your life, all while building your cash reserves. Twenty years from now, you’ll be glad you started as soon as possible, and may even wish you started twenty years sooner. 

The best time to get started was years ago, but the second best time is today. We don’t have time machines to change the past, but by starting the process today, you’re going to get the maximum benefits possible from this point forward. So don’t be afraid to just make the choice. Your future self will thank you.

What Nelson Says About Whole Life

Infinite banking is simply a concept or a strategy that you can apply to your usage of whole life insurance, in order to be a more efficient steward of the asset. That being said, Nelson Nash knows what it takes to be a good steward and a good IBC practitioner, so it’s important to look to his guidance when in doubt. 

One of the most important things Nelson says is to think long-term. If you apply short-term strategies to a long-term product, you are not going to get the results that you desire. Instead, you’ll end up burning through your money and you won’t have it when you really need or want it. 

That being said, Nelson also says not to be afraid to capitalize, or use, your cash value. It’s there for you to use. The balance is in making decisions based on long-term benefits, like having a repayment strategy in place and/or capitalizing on cash-flowing investments that will create more wealth for your family. 

Are You Afraid to Capitalize?

If you’re going to capitalize on your policy, you’ve got to have capital. You build capital by funding your policy. And while PUAs are a part of that, you don’t want your ratio of base premium to PUAs to be too low. This can often be an excuse for people NOT to fund their policy each month,