....when should you and when should you NOT max out your 401k plan? 401(k’s) differ from IRA’s in one significant way: 401(k)’s allow current workers under 50 to put away up to $18,000 a year. For those over 50, a special “catch-up “provision will let them put in an additional $6,000, raising that threshold to [...]
Many varieties of trusts exist and it is important to understand how each may affect your desired goals.
Annuities, both fixed and variable, are tax deferred investment options which yield higher returns than traditional retirement plans, but with less of a risk than that faced with a direct investment in stocks and mutual funds. Annuities are particularly beneficial under a certain set of circumstances and for certain professions.
Learn How a 403(b) Can Expand Your Retirement Options A 403(b) plan, also known as a Tax Sheltered Annuity (TSA), is a retirement plan for employees of public schools and other tax-exempt organizations. It's also called a tax-sheltered annuity (TSA), a tax-deferred annuity, or a 403(b) annuity. Only certain people are eligible to participate in [...]
Most people who have saved for retirement, college or just an emergency fund, have assets in several different investments, I like to think of each of these as buckets. Buckets of money. Once the time comes to consider which bucket to use first, many options arise. If you have qualified money in a bucket (IRA [...]
Time: That period between which something happens or exists. It is measurable, it is meaningful, it rules our daily lives, each second, minute, hour, and day…usually kept track of via a time instrument, a watch, a clock, or a calendar. Virtually everything is a measurement of time. Time can be referred [...]
A new rule enacted by the Department of Labor governing financial advice provided by advisors has thrown the industry into a state of confusion and disarray. The "Fiduciary Rule" went into effect June 9, 2017, however, any enforcement of the rule has been delayed until January 2018. New DOL Commissioner Acosta has indicated [...]
Variable annuities are sold by licensed security brokers, fees and expenses are included Variable annuity sales are headed for their lowest annual sales in nearly two decades, since the mid 90’s, as their multi-year slide continues. Broker-dealers have been running from the current trend in “transparency” of products, and are now turning to products [...]
Learn how to identify and recognize phishing scams Simply ask for it. That’s the easiest way for an identity thief to steal your personal information. Each day, people fall victim to phishing scams through emails, texts or phone calls and mistakenly turn over important data. In turn, cybercriminals try to use that data to [...]