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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 142 pages
  • Publisher: Castle Lion (2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0977117103
  • ISBN-13: 978-0977117109
  • Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 6 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12.8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #98,020 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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30 of 38 people found the following review helpful By Darryl R. Smith on October 22, 2007
Format: Hardcover
I first encountered the Lifetime Economic Acceleration Process on the internet in 1999. As a financial advisor I found it difficult initially to really believe what the LEAP program was telling me.
After years of analysis I still cannot find any faults within the system. I soon realised that a lot of my professional education came from government supervised education programs (requirements necessary to be dually licensed in investments and insurance) and from the financial institutions who were manufacturing the products I was selling.
Although the program is close to 30 years old, it is based on economics which always remain relevant. There are many variables that go into creating a financial plan; unfortunately they are essentially out of date once they are completed.
It is impossible to advise a client on what choices to make in their financial plan using out dated information and trying to guess what challenges the future will hold.
Mr. Castiglione's program creates a plan that will benefit the reader during times of economic prosperity and at the same time protect them against potential financial disasters they may face due to an unexpected job loss, ill health or accidents.
Most financial plans are nothing more than elaborate predictions of what may happen based on a static set of variables. The LEAP process is fluid and can adapt to any situation today and as easily 20 or 30 years down the road.
THIS IS THE BEST BOOK ON FINANCE YOU WILL EVER BUY!
Darryl Smith RFC, CSA
Synergy Life Financial
[...]
Barrie ON Canada
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10 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Chazz Reinhold48 on February 17, 2012
Format: Hardcover
As someone in the financial industry and a licensed LEAP practitioner this is the only way to plan. To the person giving this book a 1 star you must've read it with a closed mind and out of context. The book was not intended to give solutions but make people aware of other options and why traditional financial planning has failed. If money was math and it was a science everyone would be rich. The fact of the matter is that money is a commodity that goes up and down making it dangerous to rely on just products. Strategy is the most import tool in financial planning not the product. Would you rather have Tiger Wood's swing or his clubs? His swing is the strategy while his club is the product. When setting up a financial plan wouldn't you want both working together? This is what LEAP teaches. We are educators of the financial industry and set up a road map for a financial plan that will succeed in a booming and struggling economic scenario. Too many have finacial plans that break down whenever times get rough...2001-Present. To answer the 1 star guy's questions about compounding interest. He was talking about compounding interest in a TAXABLE account. People do not realize that when you compound interest upon interest in a taxable account you are also creating a carrying cost that is known as taxes. The better you are doing the more taxes you are paying over time; ultimately, causing you to dip into the account to help pay for those growing taxes. Eroding factors are the reason that nobody truly gets through all 3 phases of the compounding interest curve (30 yrs). Once you reach into the account for whatever reason the curve is broken forever. Secondly, to answer his 401(k) question. We are not opposed to a company's 401(k) plan but we believe in set rules on how to participate.Read more ›
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Terry McManus on October 22, 2014
Format: Hardcover
I had occasion to train in the LEAP system in the early 90s and I came to believe that Robert Castiglione is a genius and the LEAP system is the ultimate financial planning system available because one could see their entire financial and protection life on one page/computer screen and 'measure' the efficiency and effectiveness of their 'plan' under different scenarios with the object of maximizing money supply and maximizing benefits simultaneously which is the real purpose of an ideal financial plan. This book just whet my appetite to reacquaint myself with the system. Most readers probably won't realize how marvelous LEAP is without actually working with a LEAP affiliate planner (which I am not, if you are wondering). I only wish the book had gone into some of the eye-opening financial MOVES that the PS&G model allows a person to constantly improve their financial picture. I strongly suggest the reader to contact LEAP and then find and meet with a local planner. If the book moves the reader to do just that, then it can be a life changing read.
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9 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Scott Walker on February 24, 2010
Format: Hardcover
You may need to set aside conventional wisdom and consider a new way of thinking in order to build a plan that succeeds. Using this book will help you become more knowledgeable and better equipped to grow and protect your money. The ideas here are clear and easy to understand, and are not exhaustive. Still, it would be wise to seek a good advisor to help structure your plan. There was one red flag: when he recognizes Keynes as a great economist.

Castiglione is quite a success story. LEAP (Lifetime Economic Acceleration Process) is designed around multiplying the effectiveness of your money and sheltering it from wealth erosion. He stresses, "Money is not math". He has given us an overview in all areas to complete our portfolio, such as insurance, investments, income, assets, estate, family, wealth destroyers, home, retirement and more.

God bless
Scott
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