Category - Investing

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The Crisis at Hand
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Are You Really Diversified?
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3 Ways of Dealing Without Recharacterization
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No, You Can’t Contribute Stocks to Your IRA
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4 Things You Need To Consider Before Purchasing A Rental Property

The Crisis at Hand

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The Crisis at Hand

At a time when many investors have become antsy about the U.S. stock market, one thing we did not need was an aggressive military incursion in Europe. But that’s what we got, and as the Russian annexation of parts of Ukraine dominated the headlines, it is drowning out any positive news about the actual companies being traded. You are probably not hearing that earnings for companies in the S&P 500, in aggregate, rose 22% last quarter, or that overall economic growth in… Read More

Are You Really Diversified?

Sometimes we fool ourselves. Sometimes we think we’re doing the right thing, when in fact the result is that we’re not at all doing what we think we are. I’m talking about your investment diversification. Within your 401(k) you have certain options available for you to choose from: a large cap stock fund, a mid cap stock fund, an international stock fund, and a bond fund. Recalling an article you read somewhere… you know you need to split up your investments among many allocation options. So, wanting to do this diversification thing right, you split up your 401(k) contributions with… Read More

3 Ways of Dealing Without Recharacterization

As of the passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017, recharacterization of a Roth IRA conversion is no longer an option. What can you do to now, to simulate the benefit had by recharacterization of a conversion?

It should be noted that regular contributions to a traditional or Roth IRA can still be recharacterized – it’s only a traditional IRA-to-Roth IRA conversion that is disallowed.

If you recall, the primary reason that you would want to recharacterize is if you converted funds and then, by the time you pay the tax, the holdings that you converted have …

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No, You Can’t Contribute Stocks to Your IRA

Have you ever wondered – “Hey, I have this taxable stock account with my favorite stock (or mutual fund, or bond, or CD, or what-have-you). Can I just transfer the stock over to my IRA as an annual contribution?”

In a word, NO. Contributions to IRAs are only allowed in cash. In order to complete the contribution, you’d have to liquidate the security holding, paying any tax on capital gains, and then use the cash proceeds to make your contribution.

The reason for this is simple – if you contribute the actual stock to an IRA from an account that …

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4 Things You Need To Consider Before Purchasing A Rental Property

Contrary to popular belief, real estate investing isn’t all HGTV flower boxes and passive income filling your bank account. Whether you’re purchasing a single-family home, duplex, or commercial property, managing a rental property is a huge financial and personal undertaking.

 Before you dive headfirst into a real estate project, you’ll want to do your homework.

So what factors should you consider?

Rental Properties Are Highly Concentrated Assets

Investing in rental properties will likely tie up a significant portion of your net worth in one place. A quick google search will show you all the millionaires and billionaires who got

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