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Real EstateUpdated for 2020

2 Big Myths About Being a Landlord

Real estate is perhaps the most emotionally charged investment there is. Particularly when buying a home, investors are far more inclined to let emotions drive the decision, opposed to the fundamentals of the deal. Putting owner-occupants aside, many individual real estate investors are so bullish about their strategy of using…
March 17, 2020
Cash ManagementCurrent eventsDebt ManagementHome buyingInterest ratesInvestingMortgagesReal EstateUpdated for 2020

Is Refinancing Your Mortgage Worth It? Here’s How Much You Could Save

Mortgage rates are currently very low - the average 30-year mortgage is now 3.50%. It might make sense for homeowners to consider refinancing. How much could you save from refinancing your mortgage? Here's how to tell if refinancing your mortgage is worth it. This article will explore much can refinancing…
March 2, 2020
ForbesInheritanceIRA RolloverRoth IRASecure ActTax & Estate PlanningTraditional IRATrustsUpdated for 2020

The End of the Stretch IRA and What it Means for Your Estate Plan

The Secure Act became law on December 20th, 2019, bringing the most significant changes to the retirement system in over a decade. Among the changes is the end of the so-called 'Stretch IRA' which allowed non-spouse beneficiaries of an IRA (or other type of retirement account) to 'stretch' withdrawals over…
January 15, 2020
401(k) PlansBusiness ownersEmployee benefitsRetirement PlanningSecure ActSEP IRASolo 401(k)Updated for 2020

3 Retirement Plans for Small Businesses: How They Compare

What's the best retirement plan for small businesses? Business owners with employees have several options: traditional 401(k) plan, SIMPLE 401(k), SIMPLE IRA, and SEP IRA are the most popular. The best option will depend on factors unique to your business such as budget, employee makeup and funding goals (for yourself,…
January 7, 2020
Employee benefitsFinancial PlanningFinancial Planning for CouplesPensionRetirement PlanningSecure ActUpdated for 2020

Should You Take a Pension or a Lump Sum?

Should You Take a Pension or a Lump Sum? Deciding between a lump sum or receiving pension benefits monthly requires careful planning and consideration. Though your personal situation and circumstance will always be the most important factor in any major financial decision, there are several key considerations to keep in…
December 15, 2019