Pretend you are a corn farmer and it is time to sow your seeds. It's spring, and it's time to plant seed corn for the yearly crop. The government shows up and offers you a proposition: You can pay taxes now at a really low rate on just the seed corn, or you can wait [...]
How to prepare for the next stock market crash.
Potential Market Losses... Increased Tax Rates... Is your retirement nest egg safe? You’ve spent a lot of time, hard work, and dedication saving for retirement. So the last thing you want is to lose any of your hard-earned money to market losses or increased tax rates. However, this is what a lot of retirees face [...]
What is it about contentment that causes people to be blind to danger? A parable, as defined by http://www.dictionary.com, is a short allegorical story designed to illustrate or teach some truth, religious principle, or moral lesson. The parable we are talking about today is to teach a truth about people and how they behave. The age-old [...]
I believe in full transparency when presenting solutions to my clients for their goals and needs. There is no one perfect product for everyone, and so we need to do a complete fact-finder to find the right product to satisfy the situation. Sometimes there is no solution that I can offer, and I will state [...]
There are rules which can be followed to allow pre-mature access to your 401(k) account. A 401(k) was created by congress to allow workers to accumulate funds for retirement on a pre-tax basis. Eventually he taxes will need to be paid on your 401(k) retirement plan. Accessing the funds should be done with planning and with the goal of using them for retirement income. Life being full of uncertainty, the funds in your 401(k) can be assessed for other reasons; with that access can come unwanted or excessive taxation and penalty. Make sure you fully understand your options before taking action.
The big difference between the Roth IRA and other retirement accounts is that rather than receiving a tax break for monies placed into the account, you receive the tax break when you withdraw the money. Why is this difference important? Like any other choice based around tax issues, the more funds that have a tax advantage, the better the net results. Using a Roth IRS’s long term accumulation allow for blending this tax free income with other assets which may have more tax liability.
Is an annuity right for you? Several factors unique to your personal situation should be considered before investing in an annuity.