My wife told me something the other night and it got me thinking.
Her: You know that old saying “blood is thicker than water?
Her: Did you know the actual meaning of it is the complete opposite of what most people think it means?
Almost everyone believes “blood is thicker than water” means that family is more important than friendships or that family bonds are closer than friendship.
The full quote, however, is:
“The blood of the covenant is thicker than the water of the womb.”
The original meaning of the phrase was blood shed on the battlefield creates a stronger bond between soldiers than simple familial or genetic ties.
In principle, it means friendships you choose are stronger than genetic ties to your family.
And so it is with many things in life. So many things we take for granted are actually not what they appear to be.
This is especially true in finance. A simple financial tool, like life insurance, is actually much more than a simple death benefit. It’s a tool you can use right now to tap into the entire financial system…use their money to keep more of yours…
…pay off debt…
…dramatically increase your positive cash flow…
…and protect your future savings from inflation and instability in the stock market.
…without having to make personal sacrifices.
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