Maximize Your Retirement Options With An IRA Rollover

A rollover is accomplished without any tax liability and is often directly transferred from one custodial to another. In addition to a direct rollover, the owner of the 401 (k) may have the funds sent directly to them and keep them in their possession for a period of 60 days. If the funds are not re-deposited to an IRA during the 60 days, they then become taxable and are no longer considered an IRA.

By |2015-05-23T03:25:20+00:00May 28th, 2013|Retirement Planning|

The Best Kept Secret in the Financial World

The best kept secret in the investing world is that almost nothing turns out as expected. I would agree. However, with some good old-fashioned American common-sense, it’s not difficult to observe the stock market pattern to this point has been bubble, crash, bubble, crash, bubble, crash…One look at a stock market chart confirms this. We get a new high in the Dow, and then we get a new low in the next crash. That’s been the pattern.

By |2017-11-20T17:33:54+00:00May 27th, 2013|Retirement Planning|

Keeping the Interest Rate Field Level with Annuities.

Years ago the state insurance regulators made annuity companies change their rules when they were in a position to make “windfall” profits. Much like the gas and oil boom in the 1980s, already producing oil wells could make substantially more from the same well, so the federal government imposed the “windfall” profits oil tax act.

By |2015-05-23T03:30:30+00:00May 21st, 2013|Annuities|

It’s Not Financial Rocket Science

Since it’s your future, it’s good to know that the companies we recommend can meet their financial obligations and should garner the most trust of all the types of investing. Even in the toughest times of economic downturn faced by American and global concerns, these types of companies have enjoyed steady growth and stability with plans to perpetuate their financial strength and to cover all contractual obligations for hundreds of years—not just the next quarter or fiscal year.

By |2017-11-20T17:25:36+00:00May 14th, 2013|Retirement Planning|

Simple Interest Mortgages 101

With a simple interest mortgage, the 6% interest rate is divided by 365, since the interest is calculated daily rather than monthly. In leap years, the annual interest rate is divided by 366. In a typical year, the daily interest rate is .016% (rounded). The interest due for each day is equal to the daily rate multiplied by the balance of the loan.

By |2015-05-23T03:38:00+00:00May 7th, 2013|Real Estate|

Mortgage Info 101: Your Basic Guide

When you decide to take that all-important step of homeownership, you will most likely need to take out a loan from a bank in order to pay for your new property. This loan, secured by real property, is what is known as a mortgage, and there are several different types tailored to fit different individual situations and needs. Mortgages can be used to both purchase and refinance property, and the latter types are known as second mortgages or refinances. With a mortgage in place, you are responsible (as with any other type of loan) to make monthly payments on the principle amount of the loan, as well as the compounding interest.

By |2015-05-23T03:39:03+00:00May 7th, 2013|Real Estate|

Home Equity – Reverse Mortgage Loans

Home equity loans have been, until recently, an easy way for Americans to finance their spending. For seniors with mortgage free homes, one of the most popular ways to do this is by means of the reverse mortgage. A reverse mortgage allows you to borrow money against the equity of your house, without having to pay it back in installments. The repayment takes place you die, move house or sell it off. A reverse mortgage requires no income proof and the only eligibility criteria is home ownership by a person aged 62 or more.

By |2015-05-23T03:40:24+00:00May 7th, 2013|Real Estate|

Investment Real Estate

When you make the decision to purchase a home, you are also making an investment. Your home builds equity, and over time, can appreciate in value, providing you with security for the future. So is choosing to purchase, or own a certain percentage of shares in a commercial property. This is known as a REIT, or real estate investment trust—a real estate company that offers shares of their holdings to the public.

By |2015-05-23T03:42:11+00:00May 7th, 2013|Real Estate|