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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
 
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.
 
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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Kirk is moving (Again!) and it turns out so is a large portion of America. On this episode Jake and Kirk discuss pew research showing that 22% of adults have moved due to covid19. There is a time-honored tradition of “Go-West Young Man” to find the opportunity elsewhere. That is America on the Move. *“Tax preparation, planning, IRS representation, …
 
The Engineer of Finance talks about why he loves being an investment advisor. Seeing the successes of his clients and listeners creates so much joy for him! 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 l…
 
Jake and Kirk discuss the prospect of a divided government and why the marketplace is loving that right now. When they recorded this episode, the Presidential election was still undecided. Much of their assessment was based on the projection that Joe Biden would win President and that Republicans would maintain control of the Senate. *“Tax preparat…
 
The Engineer of Finance talks with Tammi about the stock market's response to the elections. They also discuss Ken’s residential steel fence project: learn about the principles that Ken applied to build his fence, it could make you very wealthy. Ken Greene transitioned from being a Professional Engineer (P.E.) to the “Engineer of Finance.” His goal…
 
Recently a poplar investment and financial website ran an article about Life Insurance, but the article was inaccurate and not true. We responded with a new article on the subject, bringing much needed clarity to how Cash Value Life Insurance works. Today on Wealth Talks, John and Ben talk about the different types of Life Insurance available, and …
 
On this episode Jake and Kirk discuss a Wall Street Journal opinion piece that pits two different opinions on this issue. One side claims that the whole system of student loans is broken and thus should be forgiven, the other says that the system is not perfect, but it works and loans should not be forgiven. You won’t be disappointed by the interes…
 
The Engineer of Finance interviewed AJ Osborne to talk about self-storage investments, the real estate market, and how self-storage units can create more passive income -- a lot more passive income! Ken Greene transitioned from being a Professional Engineer (P.E.) to the “Engineer of Finance.” His goal is to help people become financially independe…
 
Protecting yourself legally is a must. But how do you go about it? Most Lawyers are happy to “set you up”, but it might be exactly that! Today on Wealth Talks, Tom and John are joined by Attorney Lee Philips, a Counselor to the U.S. Supreme Court, to talk about ways you can protect yourself legally. Do not miss this episode… Listen Now! Call John t…
 
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…
 
Its been an exciting few days! The new book How to Build Sustainable Wealth has finally premiered as a softcover. Many people are struggling financially. They are doing all they know how to do, but their money keeps slipping through their fingers like sand. Frustrated and upset, they turn towards a Financial Planner for help. Sadly, this is often t…
 
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. …
 
The purpose of TUMS and other antacids seems straightforward - almost like a magical formula to solve Heartburn and acid indigestion. But how do antacids work? They either neutralize the acid in your stomach or, depending on the product, they might prevent you from making as much acid in the first place. With no acid to slosh up your esophagus, you…
 
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…
 
It’s obvious that Christian faith is under attack on many levels across America. This inherently includes an attack on the Judeo-Christian values which support the ownership of personal property and allow American families to build sustainable wealth. Dr. Ralph Reed’s latest book For God and Country provides a defense of Judeo-Christian values espe…
 
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…
 
COVID is on the rampage! Stay safe, stay home, wear a mask, social distance, but you could die anyway. Fortunately, you can discover if you have the disease by taking a simple test. Unfortunately, 80% of positive test results are false positives, but so what? Oh, and pull up that mask, all the way over your nose… it’s to keep you safe… it’s to keep…
 
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…
 
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