Mike and Chris pick up right where they left off and continue to the ins and outs of creating the entity. Nelson spends time explaining the classification of Whole Life, which he contends should have been called a ‘banking system with a death benefit thrown in for good measure’. Remember, we used to think that potatoes were poisonous because of misclassification… rethink your thinking.
This next section will be a multi-part podcast on the idea of Creating the Entity. Mike and Chris take a dive into the world of Life Insurance Actuaries… yeah, we know you’re riveted. However, this is critical to understand, if we are to understand Whole Life Insurance, and how it is the best tool for banking. Watch and learn, we promise it’s more exciting than it sounds!
Nelson wrapped up the Human Problems section with a one page chapter on the topic of Use It or Lose It. Mike and Chris venture down into the main principle, EVA, or Economic Value Added. Which is the “recognition of the fact that your own capital has a cost, as well as that which has been borrowed from banks.” Seems simple enough, but as Nelson wrapped the chapter up he states it perfectly, “Just like EVA, to be effective, IBC must become a way of life.”
Nelson states, “This phenomenon probable limited the achievements of mankind more than anything else. When this ‘thing’ infects us, we stop growing, stop learning. We turn off or tune out the ability to receive inspiration — because we ‘already know all there is to know.'” If that doesn’t make you stop and ponder for a moment…
Nelson was right, though. Our ability to learn and grow is almost always hindered by our human nature, or the arrival syndrome. Watch and listen as Mike and Chris go deeper into this incredibly short, but packed chapter about that ‘thing’ that is infecting us. You will certainly walk away glad you did!
In this episode Mike and Chris dive into Willie Sutton’s Law. Nelson had a lot of well thought out opinions on things. So why does he follow up the Human Problems with a chapter about a notorious bank robber? Well, I will steal from Nelson (via Willie), “Wherever wealth is accumulated someone will try to steal it.” Watch, listen and enjoy this first episode of 2021!
The first chapter of Section 2 is the Human Problems… Gulp. Nelson knew it was important to tackle this topic first, because we all struggle with these issues. The whole chapter is one page, but it’s a packed one page! Take a listen to how Mike and Chris dissect the human problems and even give examples of their own personal struggles.
We are officially buttoning up Part 1 of Nelson’s Becoming Your Own Banker book review after thirteen AWESOME episodes… whew!! We’re having so much fun taking this deep dive into each chapter of this life changing book.
In this episode, Mike and Chris go through the review on page 27 (5th edition) and start with a quote. “The importance of imagination -it is more important than knowledge.” This perfectly captures the simplicity and overwhelming value of how Nelson chose to write this book. Setting the stage early with real stories about how he himself ‘fell’ into Infinite Banking. As we continue through this adventure, our imagination will be of upmost importance. Our Infinite Banking voyage will be marred with us fighting not to fall back into the rut of our ‘old’ way of thinking.
Part 4 of this chapter, Creating Your Own Banking System, is amazing. There is so much crammed into this episode you may have to listen twice. So, sit back and enjoy as Mike and Chris dig deeper into the nitty gritty of life insurance, the need for protection and the idea of being insurance poor. This truly captures the brilliance of Nelson Nash and the Infinite Banking Concept!
In part three of this ultra packed chapter, Mike and Chris dive into the way insurance actuaries “overbuild” policies. They also discuss dividends. What are they? How do they work? And are they helpful when considering Infinite Banking?