Hello, loyal readers! Welcome to another edition of WFG Wednesdays!
In this society, we aren’t formally educated about finances. Instead, we have to take initiative to learn it ourselves. Some of us are lucky to have our parents share their knowledge, while others have taken classes. My friend Google can also teach us; he knows everything. Haha
Seriously though, I’ve had my mom forward me financial articles and back in the day, cut them out of publications, in which I learned a bit about money matters, including credit, credit cards, savings and other useful information. However, I was still oblivious to other topics, such as life insurance, retirement plans, buying a house/car and frankly, I’m still learning. For those topics, I had to search on my own. Within recent years, I’ve sought advice from friends, gathering knowledge to make the best decisions.
Because my mom is retiring in several years, it prompted me to not only learn about, but plan for retirement. I asked my Facebook friends what they believed was the best plan and I received many great answers. My favorite was to buy an RV and travel. Coincidentally, on my road to retirement research, I encountered WFG. I admit that I initially believed this company was just another direct sales marketing scheme.
After filling out this survey, I was contacted by my now Team member, Yeth, for over two months, inquiring if I wanted to learn about retirement. I was genuinely busy. After sitting down with Yeth and two of her (now my, too) mentors, MaryGrace and Nida, and learning about the pros and cons of 401k, life insurance and a truly unbelievable product called the Financial Foundation Index Universal Life insurance policy, I felt a weight lifted off my shoulders due to securing my financial future. That day, I signed up immediately – for both the policy and the business. There are more reasons why I joined WFG, but I’ll save it for future slices.
It’s not fair that most of us go through life with a lack of financial education. If you observe what is happening, we live in a society riddled with debt. People spend more than they actually make. Some invest, but not all invest wisely, playing the stock market. In the long run, it’s not guaranteed gains will be made.
For me and anyone who is a student of life or wants to be educated on financial matters, WFG has the resources that can help individuals and families make smart investments and decisions. In other words, we secure people’s futures.