Actionable Ways to Protect Yourself and Retirement from a Recession

September 9th, 2019

With slowing global growth, trade wars, and inverted yield curves, it seems everywhere you look someone is talking about a recession. Will we have one? When? Will it be mild or severe? The only question anyone can accurately answer is the first one. Yes, we will have a recession. Recessions are part of normal economic […]

What You Need to Know About Annuities in an IRA

July 22nd, 2019

What are annuities and IRAs? How do they differ? IRA is short for “individual retirement account,” an account that you can use to purchase stocks, bonds, mutual funds and other assets to build a retirement nest egg. There are two types of IRAs, traditional and Roth. Traditional IRA: You contribute pretax dollars — in 2019 […]

Self-Directed 401K Plans Broken Down and Explained

July 2nd, 2019

  A self-directed 401K lets you invest as you see fit. You can choose your own mutual funds, stocks and bonds rather than sticking to the pre-made funds typically associated with a retirement savings account. You can even invest in more unconventional assets like real estate and commodities if your employer allows it. The types […]

How The SECURE Act May Impact Your Retirement Savings Account

June 13th, 2019

  If you have money in either a IRA or 401K, you probably already know that eventually you’ll have to take that money out and pay taxes on it, if those accounts are Traditional retirement savings account. But the rules for taking required minimum distributions (RMDs) have always been confusing, especially because they require you […]