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The Prosperity Podcast

506 EpisodesProduced by Kim D. H. Butler and Spencer ShawWebsite

Take control of your money. Join Kim D. H. Butler, best-selling financial author, and Spencer Shaw, as they use their prosperity mindset to utilize wealth-building tactics. Learn about the 7 Principles of Prosperity and how to make your money work as hard as you do.The Prosperity Podcast is the pers… read more


Whole Life Insurance and How Your Cash Value Grows - Episode 162


Best selling author Kim Butler and co-host No B.S. Money Guy Todd Strobel talk about how your cash value life insurance grows and how to get an accurate long term view by comparing it to bank rates.

Tune in to find out how to take control of your finances today. Do you have a question you would like answered on the show? Please send it to us at and we may answer it in an upcoming episode.


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Kim’s latest book Busting The Life Insurance Lies

Quick read Live Your Life Insurance

Free financial calculators at Truth Concepts


Show Notes:

00:00 Introduction

00:28 Today’s topic: Whole Life Insurance and How Your Cash Value Grows

01:06 The whole life cash value is the perfect emergency fund

02:36 Kim’s newest book Busting The Life Insurance Lies talks about calculating internal rate of return on page 228 in the book

05:25 If you look at whole life companies website you’ll see a gross dividend around 6% which is irrelevant because fees are not factored in

07:39 Your cash value should be looked at when viewed over time, not 5 to 7 years

09:00 The rule of thumb is cash value whole life insurance grows at 2-3 points above bank rates

10:05 What happens when interest rates come up on CD’s?

10:46 When purchasing life insurance you’re purchasing an asset

12:25 Books: Live Your Life Insurance and Busting The Life Insurance Lies to learn more

13:30 Financial calculators at Truth Concepts

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