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How collections affect your credit score.

1) My collection.
Medical, $2 or $3k. No credit score issue. Couldn’t get checking account.

2) Client’s collection/derogatory credit.
10 days PTC, Soft pull. Re-pull. 620 min for home loan.
642 to 500. Mortgage loan denied. FHA loan, $2,000 or less total don’t have to be paid off. Over $2k, use 5% of balance as mo pmt, or show payment history.

3) Pay something each month.
Negotiate lower balance if you can pay in full. Get it in writing before paying in full. Get paid in full letter in writing. Send paid in full letter to credit bureaus (resource).

Closing:
Collections are like an anchor keeping you stuck in one place. Baggage. Eventually roll off after 7 yrs? Imagine being 1 collection away from getting a home loan. One 90 day late student loan away from getting a home loan.

Resource:
Equifax.com, Transunion.com, Experian.com.
To send paid in full letter. Don’t assume who you paid will report to credit bureau.

I’m Greg Whitaker reminding you:
Get Your Mind Straight. Get Your Money Straight

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The creation, sale, and distribution of human energy. Monopoly – created by law and is enforced by law.

For purposes of this discussion, the words money and human energy are one in the same.

1) The Creation of Human Energy – Congress borrowers money from The Federal Reserve. They make principle/interest payments. The paper money you hold is the IOU or Congress’ promise to The Fed to pay back the debt. How does The Fed ‘make” the money? An entry into a computer.

2) The Sale of Human Energy – The Federal Reserve decides the price (or interest rate) of money. They lend it to banks at an interest rate. The bank lends it to you at a higher rate and makes profit. Why don’t you have access to money closer to the point of creation and therefore a cheaper rate of interest? Because of the law.

3) The Distribution of Human Energy – The Fed makes it, the bank borrowers it. The bank lends it to you after they decide if you’re worthy of being lent to. Loan application, SSN, credit scores, collateral, assets, etc. They either say yes or no.

Look at back of your Closing Disclosure. $100k loan, total paid over life of loan if min pmts made. Expressed as a dollar amount and percentage. This is only in the last 12 months. The old TIL only showed the total dollar amount.

Closing: If you’re the only one who creates, sells, and distributes human energy is it possible you’d develop a God complex somewhere along the way? Why? You control the population. This control is global.

Resource:
Why It’s Called a Bank – podcast
The Creature From Jekyll Island – book

Get in touch. Podcast page. email or voicemail button.

I’m Greg Whitaker reminding you:

Get Your Mind Straight. Get Your Money Straight
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As the late Jim Rohn once said, “How can you know good paycheck if you’ve never known bad paycheck?”

1) Take a trip to the poor side of town.

Jim John gave the advice of taking your kids to the poor side of town. Show them how people who’ve made different financial decisions live. Trash in the street, cars up on blocks, yards uncut, houses in disrepair.

2) Why can’t you afford it?

Where does the money go? It goes one dollar at a time on beer, cigarettes, entertainment, fast food, etc.

The cost of our habits add up slowly over time. Financially and physically.

3) Contrast can motivate us to move up, move out or move on.

Nothing wrong with your first teenage years job being fast food, for example. Low pay, hard work. Teaches you responsibility, promptness, team work, dealing with customers (good/bad), etc.
And hopefully motivates you to want to get out of there after a short season. There’s the contrast.

By the time you start your first part time job, you should have most of these skills/experiences already instilled in you by your parents.

If they did a good job of providing you with contrast, and not protecting you from the world, your first part time job should be a much better experience.

Contrast. If everyone was the same, life would be boring. But only if we’ve first experienced everyone being different in the first place.

Resource:
Jim Rohn

Get Your Mind Straight. Get Your Money Straight.

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Taking a look at our pay stub and seeing just how much Uncle Sam “steals.”

1) Federal, state, medicare, & social security are all taxes. In my case, it’s federal, Medicare & Social Security. 23%.

Look at these deductions, add them up, divide by your gross income. 1 out of 4 days I work, I receive zero immediate benefit.

2) Property taxes. Do you ever truly own your home, land?

Taxation is the use of indirect force by government (IRS). It is an extraction of your wealth used to expand the size and power of gov’t.

Stop paying your property taxes. Eventually the gov’t will take your home/land.

3) Government doesn’t produce anything in the open market. It is always a liability.

As gov’t grows, so does your tax bill.

My industry, banking, doesn’t produce anything either. It charges interest (rent) for the use of money and charges fees.

Not complaining. Reminding you to reduce your liabilities (debt) so you’ve got more money left to do what you please.

Resource:
Ayn Rand

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I talk to the host of Gnosis Cardia on blobtalkradio and we discuss the insidious money cartel known as The Federal Reserve Bank.

Resources:
Gnosis Cardia

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Change – 220 DSR

March 7, 2017

Change is constant. Here’s three tips to keep you moving your finances in a positive direction.

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In this audio we discuss:
How long has health insurance been in America?
What’s happened to the cost in the last 15 yrs.
Why is it so expensive?
Your role in changing it if you’re not happy with what you’re paying.

Chuck Bartok’s MRI story. $2k via insurance. Had to call several local doctors to find one that took cash. Cost, $500.

According to the US Census Bureau, about 9% of Americans are covered under health insurance purchased directly by themselves, not through an employer.

Why is health care so expensive?
Not enough employees for discount?
Why all pitching money into large pot to get better rate?
Technology should mean higher volume, lower price.

I say it’s the cheap deductible.
I say no one looks at the itemized bill.
I say consolidation of power in insurance companies = monopoly on price.

Googled Ticker symbol for BlueCross/Blue Shield:
Top google hit: Wellpoint.
wellpoint.com takes you to Anthem Inc.com

Other ways to ensure better health?
Improve your diet, exercise, quit smoking, start or improve your spiritual practice, maintain good financial health.

Resources:
Ahyh
Health Care Cost Increases
WalMart dirty profit scheme
Big Bank dirty profit schemes

Get Your Mind Straight. Get Your Money Straight.
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Why a 401k might not be the great investment you’ve been led to believe.

I’m a guest of Jon White, author of the book:
A Tale of Two Houses – his journey of buying a home the right way after buying one the wrong way.

What’s covered in this audio:
What’s happening to your money when you give it to Wall Street?
How annual fees are stealing your future wealth.
The less work you do investing, the less profit you make.
The take away? 401k investing might not be what you think it is.

Resources:

Jon White – website
The Retirement Gamble – PBS documentary
How Wall Street Fleeces America – book
Wall Street on Parade – website

Get Your Mind Straight. Get Your Money Straight
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