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Financial security expert, Pamela Yellen, is founder and President of Bank On Yourself.
Pamela has worked with over 40,000 financial advisors since 1990, helping them build their businesses. Over the course of those years, she investigated over 450 financial products, tools, concepts and methods that were touted as sure bets for growing wealth. Most turned out to be not even worth the paper they were printed on. All this learning the hard way came at a costly financial and emotional price.
Disappointed with the results they were getting when managing their investment program themselves, Pamela and her husband Larry hired three of the country's top investment and planning firms in succession over a period of a decade to manage their retirement account.
These companies were always on the lists of the country's top-ten financial advisors and asset managers. They all charged hefty fees and all three of them lost Pamela and Larry money during a period that included the longest-running bull market in history!
"I began to wonder whether a blindfolded monkey throwing darts could have done as well, or better. My husband, Larry, and I would be in the same boat as so many Americans today--wondering if we'd ever be able to retire, and what we'd have to go without to do it--had we not finally stumbled across Bank On Yourself, which puts a unique twist on a safe and proven financial asset that's grown in value every year for more than 160 years. More than 500,000 families already use it."
The Bank On Yourself method lets you grow your wealth every single year--even when the markets are tumbling. It also lets you bypass banks and other financial institutions and become your own source of financing for your cars, vacations, a college education, business expenses and more. This method of making major purchases even beats directly paying cash, because your money continues growing as though you had never taken it out.
The Bank On Yourself concept can provide a cash cushion and peace of mind to help you weather unexpected medical expenses, disability, job loss, or other emergencies. You don't have to fill out any prying credit applications. You can skip some payments on your loans and no one is going to make intimidating phone calls, repossess your things, or foreclose on you. No late fees and no black marks on your credit report.
Pamela has been interviewed on every major TV and radio network and has written numerous articles and been featured in thousands of publications and websites, including Fox News, Bloomberg BusinessWeek, AARP, the Associated Press, Aging today and many others. She is a professional speaker who has addressed more than 1,000 audiences throughout the US, Canada, Asia and Europe.
Her latest book is, The Bank On Yourself Revolution: Fire Your Banker, Bypass Wall Street, and Take Control of Your Own Financial Future, due out in February, 2014. Her first book, Bank On Yourself: The Life-Changing Secret to Growing and Protecting Your Financial Future, is a New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Amazon.com, USA Today and Business Week bestseller. Pamela has also co-authored several books, including Zero-Resistance Selling, which she co-authored with Maxwell Maltz, M.D., author of the best-seller Psycho-Cybernetics (more than 30 million copies sold worldwide).
Pamela was born in Buffalo, New York, and has lived in Sarasota, Phoenix and the San Francisco Bay area. She graduated from the University of San Francisco with a degree in psychology. Pamela and her husband Larry currently live outside of Santa Fe, New Mexico. They enjoy theatre and the arts, hiking, bird watching, traveling, gourmet cooking, working out (Pamela can leg press 200 pounds!), reading, spoiling their two grandkids, and are involved in supporting numerous charitable causes.
Ten percent of all author royalties are donated to educational not-for-profits, such as The Smile Train, Susan G. Komen for the Cure, The Nature Conservancy, Heifer International and Hawk Watch.
For more information, visit www.BankOnYourself.com