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It all begins with savings and cash flow! Most people play the dangerous game of chasing after outrageous returns risking all their money in aggressive joint ventures, real estate, and the stock market. Stop what you’re doing and LISTEN so we can show you how you really can enjoy today AND can have a way wealthier tomorrow.
 
Wealth Talks podcast is an educational podcast that helps you build Wealth in all areas of your life. Increase your Financial IQ, develop personal growth, and create a lasting legacy all while getting exposed to the strategies that successful people are using. You’ll get actionable strategies and intelligence that you can immediately put to use to start creating real and lasting generational wealth. See more on our website: https://www.life-benefits.com/podcasts
 
Exploring timely insurance and retirement planning topics for today's forward-thinking financial professionals. Crump Insights is a presentation of Crump Life Insurance Services, a leading third-party distributor and service provider of insurance and retirement products. Join us for the latest market updates, sales strategies and information that impact the industry, your practice, and your clients.
 
Every week Jake Rivas, Financial Advisor To Millennials, will hit the streets, coffee shops, and restaurants to get raw feedback from YOU about the real financial obstacles you are facing today. Jake will help you take the guesswork out of managing your money choices while curating and sharing the best advice and insights into making smart money choices. Jakes Two Cents will help you navigate credit, financial debt, saving for the future, student loans, mortgages, travel, money, lifestyle, a ...
 
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On this episode Jake and Kirk react to a video of Dave Ramsey explaining his secrets of the rich. While there are some aspects in which Jake agrees with Dave, there are many areas of disagreements. Most notably, the ways in which Dave Ramsey obscures the truth. Tune in for a fun reaction video! *“Tax preparation, planning, IRS representation, and b…
 
The Engineer of Finance talks with Kyle Robertson, the Home Loan Guru. They have a deep dive into all major items of a home loan. Enjoy! Ken Greene transitioned from being a Professional Engineer (P.E.) to the “Engineer of Finance.” His goal is to help people become financially independent and help them earn better yields with less risk by investin…
 
The LTCI market continues to evolve, and the ability to blend long term care insurance into annuity products offers clients a powerful new asset to offset the rising costs of care. November is Long Term Care Insurance Awareness Month, so it's an ideal time to reconnect with clients who were declined or failed to acquire LTCI in the past. In this ep…
 
Americans are running out of money in retirement, and its not just by a little… there’s a big shortfall. It shouldn’t be this way, but sadly Americans have either not saved enough, or saved in the wrong places… maybe some of both. The typical IRA and 401k are just not cutting it. So what should we do instead? Today on Wealth Talks, Tom and John tal…
 
Many of us believe this presidential election may be the world’s last. Doom and gloom are everywhere on our feeds these days. One of the dangers of acting out of emotion is making financial mistakes that can harm us long into the future. On this episode, Jake and Kirk go through a presentation of 10 truths, (with graphs) to prove that things won’t …
 
The Engineer of Finance discussed what made Twitter, Google, YouTube, Facebook, and Amazon so great and why their censorship might create new competition and investment opportunities. Ken Greene transitioned from being a Professional Engineer (P.E.) to the “Engineer of Finance.” His goal is to help people become financially independent and help the…
 
Some people advocate borrowing from a life insurance policy for everything. Others vehemently oppose taking a policy loan at all. What should you do? The answer is simple though not conclusive… it depends. Sometimes it makes great sense to take a policy loan. At other times, you can save more money by borrowing elsewhere. Today on Wealth Talks, Tom…
 
Many of us believe this presidential election may be the world’s last. Doom and gloom are everywhere on our feeds these days. One of the dangers of acting out of emotion is making financial mistakes that can harm us long into the future. On this episode, Jake and Kirk go through a presentation of 10 truths, (with graphs) to prove that things won’t …
 
In today’s episode, Ken talks about the Importance of identifying and understanding the details of insurance and financial products. Ken Greene transitioned from being a Professional Engineer (P.E.) to the “Engineer of Finance.” His goal is to help people become financially independent and help them earn better yields with less risk by investing Of…
 
With low interest rates right now, does it make sense to make extra payments right now? This is an area of confusion for many, and it is often glossed over by the experts in finance. Today on WealthTalks, Tom and John discuss making extra payments on a mortgage, and even using a HELOC to pay off the mortgage early. Knowing the facts can save you a …
 
What are your priorities? When you study your actions: how you spend your money and how you spend your time, does it align with your priorities? Ken Greene transitioned from being a Professional Engineer (P.E.) to the “Engineer of Finance.” His goal is to help people become financially independent and help them earn better yields with less risk by …
 
On this episode Jake and Kirk react to a Joe Rogan Experience podcast clip. In this one Peter Schiff and Joe discuss the causes of the outrageous student loan expenses. Jake and Kirk give their commentary, including some interesting disagreements of Maestro Schiff. *“Tax preparation, planning, IRS representation, and business valuation services off…
 
In this two part episode Jake and Kirk go through a recent Wall Street Journal article that presents 30 pieces of advice given by financial experts from various professions, each explaining a unique mistake people make during a recession. The article has CEOs, CFOs, financial analysts, CFPs and everything in between. Jake and Kirk read each piece o…
 
You can't have human rights without property rights. Ken talks about the importance of human rights and property rights and why they are inseparable. Ken Greene transitioned from being a Professional Engineer (P.E.) to the “Engineer of Finance.” His goal is to help people become financially independent and help them earn better yields with less ris…
 
It's been an interesting year, to say the least. And while COVID-19 has disrupted business, it's also forced positive change in the insurance industry. The adoption of accelerated underwriting is dramatically reducing turn times and making it easier for financial advisors and insurance professionals to do business. In this episode, Crump Senior VP …
 
In this two part episode Jake and Kirk go through a recent Wall Street Journal article that presents 30 pieces of advice given by financial experts from various professions, each explaining a unique mistake people make during a recession. The article has CEOs, CFOs, financial analysts, CFPs and everything in between. Jake and Kirk read each piece o…
 
We want to be debt free, who wants to be in debt to others? However, being so fixated on being debt free can hurt us financially. Debt can be a powerful tool to implement as part of your financial strategy. Ken Greene transitioned from being a Professional Engineer (P.E.) to the “Engineer of Finance.” His goal is to help people become financially i…
 
The Economy is suffering, stability is not an accurate description of the Market, and the Federal Reserve seems to be playing a game of Jenga with our monetary system. It seems as if any moment everything could come crashing down. What should we do?… what can we do? In uncertain times, like the present, many are advocating buying silver or gold. Is…
 
Ken talks about tax rates, fair tax, tax evasion, tax avoidance, tax harvesting, and much more... He shares several ideas on how to have a high annual income and pay income taxes at a much lower tax rate. Ken Greene transitioned from being a Professional Engineer (P.E.) to the “Engineer of Finance.” His goal is to help people become financially ind…
 
Real Estate prices have been fluctuating for years. Goaded by natural disasters, crime and political intrigue, real estate prices have been anything but stable. Seemingly “safe” properties are not immune, the arrival of a less than desirable neighbor, or the whim of some politician can change your home’s value drastically. All told real estate seem…
 
On this episode Jake and Kirk discuss an article by the New York Times which gives financial guidance to young professionals during this pandemic. Kirk explains some of the lessons he has learned as well. Some of the guidance given may sound familiar, but there are some profoundly new perspectives to consider. Here is the article: https://www.nytim…
 
This episode is about numerous tangents: Covid-19, snippets from The Engineer of Finance, thoughts about Time Machines and so much more! Ken Greene transitioned from being a Professional Engineer (P.E.) to the “Engineer of Finance.” His goal is to help people become financially independent and help them earn better yields with less risk by investin…
 
On this episode Jake and Kirk will be reacting to a clip from the Joe Rogan Experience with guest Peter Schiff. Joe and Peter discussed various aspects of the effects of shutting down the economy, from monetary effects to commercial real estate and more. You’ll be able to hear this clip from Rogan and hear Jake and Kirk’s responses and commentary. …
 
In this episode Jake and Kirk discuss an article in The Economist about the art and science of bubbles. Today, with the advent of day-trading apps like Robinhood, bubbles have become more prevalent and harder to identify. In this show we discuss what a bubble is and is not and why they are important to understand for our financial future. Here is t…
 
Ken Greene talks about how to calculate rates from one city to another. This can be a good tool to figure out if more people are leaving a state and how this will make a potential impact on real estate prices. Ken Greene transitioned from being a Professional Engineer (P.E.) to the “Engineer of Finance.” His goal is to help people become financiall…
 
If you are 5 - 10 years from retirement and most of your money is with Wall Street, seriously consider protecting your money with assets outside and not correlated to the stock market. Ken Greene transitioned from being a Professional Engineer (P.E.) to the “Engineer of Finance.” His goal is to help people become financially independent and help th…
 
In this episode Jake and Kirk investigate (or try to wrap their heads around) the executive order to defer payroll taxes. Defer till when you say? Well you’ll have to listen to the show! (ok we don’t know either). What is this order supposed to accomplish? What is it really all about? What’s President Trump’s agenda? Check out this episode to find …
 
YouTube has changed the world of learning. With a simple search, we can find videos to learn about almost anything under the sun. But there is so much non-relevant, outdated, and even mis-information online too, that trying to sort out the gold can be frustrating. Today on WealthTalks, you get a “behind-the-scenes look” at the Life Benefits YouTube…
 
The Engineer of Finance talks about negative interest rates, coin shortage, cash is illegal, COVID-19 is now a religion, and much more! Ken Greene transitioned from being a Professional Engineer (P.E.) to the “Engineer of Finance.” His goal is to help people become financially independent and help them earn better yields with less risk by investing…
 
In this episode Jake and Kirk discuss the Robinhood app, a new global phenomenon where millions of people can trade in individual stocks with just a few dollars. Jake discusses how to think about using this app in your financial portfolio, and whether or not it is healthy to use it as an important investment tool. *“Tax preparation, planning, IRS r…
 
Ken Greene transitioned from being a Professional Engineer (P.E.) to the “Engineer of Finance.” His goal is to help others become financially independent and earn better yields with less risk by investing Off Wall Street. Ken wants to open your eyes to find effective ways to save and invest while maintaining cash flow and liquidity while sidesteppi…
 
Only 59% of Americans own life insurance and 50% of these people are still under-insured. Why don’t people own more life insurance? Perhaps it’s because they: Have been told it’s a bad investment? Have heard misunderstandings about life insurance Had an experience with a bad policy (or a bad agent) Or maybe they think: Group life insurance is enoug…
 
Learn about the Greene Machine with the Engineer of Finance! In today’s episode, Ken announces a special club that qualified investors can join! Ken Greene transitioned from being a Professional Engineer (P.E.) to the “Engineer of Finance.” His goal is to help people become financially independent and help them earn better yields with less risk by …
 
Jake and Kirk discuss FAANMG (Facebook, Apple, Amazon, Netflix, Microsoft, Google) and ask the question: Is the rise of these enormous corporation a sign of a dystopia? We discuss what a dystopia is and some of our favorite dystopian novels. They also come to a very insightful idea about how reading dystopias can help you plan for your financial fu…
 
Onward & Upward: toward a better condition or higher level. Learn more with the Engineer of Finance! Ken Greene transitioned from being a Professional Engineer (P.E.) to the “Engineer of Finance.” His goal is to help people become financially independent and help them earn better yields with less risk by investing Off Wall Street. Links and Resourc…
 
Do you plan on retiring? Many Americans are beginning to believe this will be a dream they never achieve? In this episode Jake and Kirk discuss the idea of retirement, and some alternative ways to achieve “retirement,” without actually “retiring.” Also, Kirk proposes a plan to solve all of our social security and college debt problems. *“Tax prepar…
 
Many people think the Federal Reserve is a wing of government… but in actuality it is a Private Cartel. The unusual thing about the Federal Reserve is their ability to create money. We have to work to make our money, but the Federal Reserve can simply print its very own Benjamin Franklins. In today’s day and age, they don’t even have to print. They…
 
Is it a bad thing? Jake and Kirk discuss an article about the biggest tech companies in the world, “FAANMG” Facebook, Apple, Amazon, Netflix, Microsoft, Google. These six companies collectively are driving the US economy, despite the actions of the U.S. government. Can there be positives in this trend? Tune in and share your thoughts.Article: https…
 
Is The United States of America a Democracy, a Republic, or something else? Does the Constitution uphold the Lockdown? What is the Electoral College? Was the 17th Amendment in 1913 good or bad? These are important questions, how do we find the answers? Today on Wealth Talks, Tom and John are joined by constitutional scholar Rick Green. Rick knows e…
 
The Engineer of Finance talks about how powerful empirical data is for your finances. Also, he gives us the hyperlink to his webinar: Taking Back Control. Ken Greene transitioned from being a Professional Engineer (P.E.) to the “Engineer of Finance.” His goal is to help people become financially independent and help them earn better yields with les…
 
How do you avoid becoming Wall Street's low-hanging fruit? Be careful with Wall Street and day-trading apps, the Engineer of finance gives us his insights and advice on how to play the stock market. Also, have you registered yet for Ken’s next webinar on 7/28/2020 at 10 AM? If not, go do it! Ken Greene transitioned from being a Professional Enginee…
 
With the pandemic, protests and civil unrest, many people are asking big questions about the future of our world. One of those questions has to do with the way in which we invest. Investing for pure financial gain may only be one way that future investors may be thinking about their investments. Some investors—perhaps you?—may be interested in inve…
 
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