Real estate investment has always been a game for the big dogs. With a high barrier-to-entry and a history of backroom deals and greasy palms, many investors would never even think of real estate investment as a viable option. Leave that for the big wigs, right? Not necessarily. Like many forms of investing, that stigma […]
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You likely know that, if you leave your employer, you should roll over your old 401k into a Rollover IRA (Individual Retirement Account). This strategy typically gives you more options for investment and flexibility with your money. But did you know that you can also do a reverse rollover? This is where you take your […]
Until late last year, I NEVER listened to a podcast. I didn’t even really understand the concept before I tried it out. Now, about 6 months later, I love podcasts! Maybe it’s because I’m going to be a dad, and so it’s time to stop listening to “pop” and start paying attention to talk radio? […]
The Fraud Research Center estimates that Americans lose $40-$50 Billion dollars to fraud every single year, and up to 17% of the adult population falls victim to some form of financial fraud in a given year. Most of us believe that we’re too smart to fall prey to financial fraud, but successful fraudsters trick smart […]
HSAs can double as a secret IRA and allow you triple tax benefits so that you can save for the future in a tax deferred account.
I’m a big fan of methods and orders of operations for doing things. I think that it is essential to have a set plan for executing tasks, especially long term tasks like saving for retirement. But what’s the best way to go about funding retirement? What is the proper order to save? Remember back in […]
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By the time retirement rolls around, most Americans have saved less than half of the amount that experts recommend. Instead of being an unprepared statistic, make a resolution to max out your retirement savings, and let compounding interest bolster your savings. The IRS changes annual retirement contribution limits each year. As a result, it can […]
There has been a lot of talk lately about the “mega backdoor Roth IRA”. For a long time, it was an unspoken secret used by retirement planners. However, the IRS released guidance that specifically addressed both backdoor Roth IRA conversions, and the so-called Mega Backdoor Roth IRA. As a result, it has gained even more popularity […]
When you think of real estate investments rental homes, commercial properties and foreclosures come to mind. Those certainly are the most common. But what about land? A large plot of land is getting ready to go up for sale next to me which has put this type of investment on my radar. Like anyone looking […]
While not always the case, college students usually don’t have a lot of free time and money on their hands. These two factors are a major reason why college students aren’t known for their bold investment moves. And while college students have plenty of productive ways that every bit of attention might be used, students […]