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Subject: Re: Strategy comparison S&P500 vs. IUL [rev 1] Date: 4/8/2013 5:57 PM
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I do, however, refute Rayvt's calculations as wildly optimistic on their face.

Because "math" is biased against you? Seriously, this isn't about being "optmistic", like math is a state of mind that one has an opinion about, this is about compounding over a sixty eight year period of time and making a calculation. If something earns, say, 8%, it doubles roughly every 9 years. Over 68 years, that's over 7.5 "doublings". One/two/four/eight/sixteen/thirty-two/sixty-four/somewhere between 64 and 128.

Yes, numbers get big. Amazing how that works.

Note that I'm not commenting at all about life insurance in any context, but solely on basic math as raised in this thread and your apparent denial of it.

-synchronicity
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