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Former NFL great Ted Hardy took an early retirement at age 50 after selling his sporting goods chain for a cool $3 million net after tax. At the time, Ted’s money manager made a simple promise: If you stick to your withdrawal plan and get reasonable average annual returns, you’ll never run out of money and you’ll die with millions. 18 years later, Ted’s stepson and financial power of attorney Jack Wheeler is called into town to sort out Ted’s finances after Ted suffers a major health crisis. Confident that Ted still has millions in his stock market portfolio, Jack makes plans to place him in the best long-term care facility in town. But after examining Ted’s investment statements, he makes a shocking discovery: Over $5 million is missing from Ted’s portfolio. As Jack investigates the disappearance of his stepfather’s money, he learns financial truths that challenge conventional wisdom and reveal a gaping hole in his own retirement picture.

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A Simple Story Explains A Powerful Concept

A Simple Story Explains A Powerful Concept. I use theis concept everyday to help client prepare for retirement. And I frequently recommend this book to the skeptics.

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Waste of time

This is the prose version of convincing you that you need to buy universal permanent life insurance. The only other thing I got out of it is don’t withdraw money from your 401k if it is still in the stock market and a down economic year occurs. There I just summed up the book in one small paragraph. Don’t waste your time. The author’s other books are much better. Look before you Lirp and the Power of zero are decent reads but once again they want you to put money into permanent life insurance. Not saying that’s a bad idea.

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Must listen

This is the 3rd content for David McKnight I have read or listened to. Absolute must listen for everyone skeptical of topics they don't understand or have heard. His story of a person having the real life experience of having traditional financial brokers manage your money. The fact this naysayer came full circle only spotlights the "uninformed" bucket that 99.9% of the citizens in our country reside. The 1%'s completed understand how money should grow and how guarantees can be had. Thank you Mr. McKnight. His website has great 15 minute informative audio blogs. Check it out.

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Math and the truths about the Volatility Sheild!

This book is a very easy read. It shows the truth above the volatility shield, and how it can benefit most everyone.

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Best financial story told around gives details and bulit points on how to be successful

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Captivate. Informative

Captivate. Informative Everyone should have volatility shield. The Storytelling was great and memorable. it was a great read.

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the incredible story of cash value life insurance

the volatility shield is the incredible story of what cash value life insurance can do! It's not my opinion......it's mathematical, scientific and economic fact!

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A Must-Read if You Plan to Live in Retirement

The author's premise - that ordinary Americans should use life insurance to fund a chunk of their retirement - isn't a universally recognized concept. Many traditionalists believe that insurance is to protect against loss and retirement savings is best done through accounts labeled as "retirement." Or that the cost of saving for retirement through insurance - with costs measured by fees and the component diverted to actually provide insurance - makes it an inefficient means of funding retirement. But McKnight makes a persuasive argument that insurance may have its place in your retirement strategy. The author weaves an easy-to-follow narrative that revolves around a man who's lost his father, his father's retirement planner, and an insurance agent, who, he later learns, has a connection to his father. The story is easy to follow and powerful in its narrative. Will I direct a portion of my retirement savings into the vehicle that McKnight suggests? Good question! I don't know. But now I have one more concept that I can intelligently discuss with my retirement advisor. That's a victory in my book.

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Just plain weird!

This book seemed to be a sales pitch for whole life insurance. It is probably the single weirdest book I’ve ever read(listened to. It seems to be a pitch for life insurance woven into a novel like story. It struck me as one of those 15-30 minute internet marketing videos where they keep building up this incredible product or idea but do not reveal the “secret” until you’ve wasted the full 15-30 minutes before realizing you’ve been had by wasting your time listening to it.

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Very Informative

I love the way the author taught the concepts through the art of story telling!!