Please allow me to introduce myself
I’m a man of wealth and taste
I’ve been around for a long, long years
Stole million man’s soul and faith
—Sympathy For The Devil lyrics © Mirage Music Int. Ltd
We had a wish list. A bit of calm. Some basic decency. Dignity. A modicum of competence. Peaceful progress. Contained inflation. Continued defeat of unprecedented pandemic. Permission for middle-class America to restore the best economy in history. Demolish barriers. Uplift for regular folks. Normalcy. World peace. Not all were deceived. Still, we trusted those with “wealth and taste.”
What did we get? What do you see when you look around? Happy now?
Pleased to meet you
Hope you guess my name
But what’s puzzling you
Is the nature of my game
Home mortgage interest rates explode. Supermarket necessities skyrocket. Gasoline gone wild. Inflation at 40 year highs, as far as the eye can see. War in Europe. Threats of nuclear war. Government policy undermines working Americans with floods of cheap labor. Credentialed experts of “wealth and taste” splintering America into selfish, shattered, hostile factions. As government policy. Walt Disney died over 50 years ago; now his company refuses even to say “Boys and Girls.” Wall Street money competes with young families, pricing homeownership out of sight. American Dream crushed: a nation of renters, not owners. Weak, grifting politicians. Squandered respect, phone calls refused. Money, power, and information piled up by the few “of wealth and taste.” Is what’s puzzling you the nature of their game?
Jerry, just remember. It’s not a lie if *you* believe it.
—George Costanza, Seinfeld
Honest people lie sometimes. You’re embarrassed for it, fess up, apologize, make amends. You lose credibility and fight to restore integrity. Humility, forgiveness, kindness, redemption. Human weakness accepted and acknowledged. Denial rejected. Virtue vindicated.
Ever catch a liar in a lie? Stand by for a volcanic eruption of words, explanations, limited admissions, diversion of blame, insistence that there was really no lie at all. After years of deceitful denial, major media are forced to admit the authenticity of a laptop, one of several, containing genuine evidence of corruption at the highest levels of our national government. Videos of drug-fueled debauchery, emails of corrupt deals, military encryption codes, it is all there. Any regret? Apology? Amends? No. Instead, the habitual liar’s halting, reluctant, misleading admissions of the absolutely undeniable dribble out erratically. Clutching their Pulitzer Prizes for peddling prevarications, they spin new lies to cover the old. Integrity is a joke. To them.
Good Deeds Should Have Good Consequences
You accepted the challenge of doing the right thing. You live a life of integrity. Responsibility. Old fashioned notions of right and wrong. It’s a free country, I can say what I want. Fundamental concepts that are under constant, violent assault. By those of “wealth and taste.” Does it make sense that those who have benefited the most from American values are the very people who are most destructive?
Your American journey has brought you American success. Not flashy nor flamboyant. Your victories have come one at a time. Modest. Measured. Step-by-step. Building brick by brick. Solid. Common sense.
Today’s turbulent reality challenges yesterday’s success. Our world has changed. We wished for respite, a break, a rest. We thought, “What could go wrong?” Seduced by falsehoods. We chose leaders. We chose poorly.
For they have sown the wind, and they shall reap the
Your life’s journey goes on. With all the trials and tribulations of today. How best to continue your success? Are you opposed to sharing the achievements of your lifetime with family members in the future? Is it a bad idea to fight against the rising tide of dependence and depravity?
Thousands of families have rejected traditional estate planning. Thousands of hard-working folks, just like you, have recognized that unless you take care of yourself and your spouse, there will be nothing left for the future. Thousand of families have embraced LifePlanning™.
Traditional Estate Planning Is Death Planning
Traditional estate planning is all about what happens after you die. Traditional planning ignores long-term care. Traditional planning ignores the single greatest threat to your financial security. You are welcome to take advantage of 32 years developing, testing, and implementing practical, realistic, effective methods to secure your future. Reject traditional notions of estate planning. Traditional planning is failure planning.
LifePlanning™ means: No Poverty: You will not go broke. No Charity: Caregivers get paid. No Waste: Your gift to your family will be honored.
LifePlanning™ has always focused on preserving your lifesavings so that your lifetime of work and thrift will serve you until the very end. And then carry your legacy on to future generations. Is now a bad time for a real solution?
What Is Your Cottage?
For many families, a cherished dream is to leave a cottage, farm, or hunting property to future generations. These families know that special places, like a cottage, are unaffordable and beyond the reach of their children and grandchildren. They act to preserve and protect these special places now, so their descendants may benefit.
Not everyone has a cottage, farm, or hunting property. Not everyone can give such gifts. But everyone can do something.
When you and I grew up, it was possible to work your way through school. When you bought your first house, you haggled on the price and the bank financing came through weeks later. It was possible to raise a family without sacrificing everything to the job.
Today, a single semester of college is tens of thousands of dollars. Wall Street money prices homes out of reach. Wages today and demand for workers are higher than ever. Only prices are growing faster. Your children must run to simply stay in place.
You can help. You can make the American Dream a reality for your children, grandchildren. Not by sacrificing yourself. By smart, hard-nosed, eyes-open LifePlanning™. Not everyone has a cottage to leave their kids. But everyone can make a difference. You must take care of yourself first. Then, your options to help your family succeed open wide.
What is your Cottage? What will you leave for tomorrow’s family? Is it ridiculous to think that your family needs you now more than ever?
It does not take much to have an enormous effect. The avalanche begins with a few snowflakes. Rockslides begin with a few pebbles. A few dollars in the right place are powerful. It does not take much.
Your goal is within reach. Follow the steps to continued success. Peace of mind and financial security are waiting for everyone who practices LifePlanning™.
The LifePlan™ Workshop has been the first step on the path to security and peace for thousands of families. Why not your family?