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The High Cost of IRA Mistakes

So you think you don’t need/can’t afford an advisor? Have you considered the cost of making IRA mistakes? Even seemingly simple transactions are subject to rules and restrictions under the tax code. Did you contribute too much by mistake? This mistake cannot be corrected by simply withdrawing the excess amount. There are rules on how

The Ricks Report – June 20, 2017

­­­­­­­­ The Ricks Report    June 20, 2017  Numbers of $ignificance A DRAMATIC RISE – Online shopping of retail apparel is predicted to grow from 17% of total sales today to 37% by the year 2030 (source: Credit Suisse). I AM ALL SET– 4 of 5 Americans surveyed (78%) are confident in their ability to

The 10% Penalty and Converted Funds–Five Things You Need to Know

Rules never go away as much as we may want them to at times, usually when we are just plain exhausted from life’s daily tasks and hardships. Whatever the case may be, it’s very important to increase our awareness and understanding of certain rules or else we can potentially face unwanted consequences, thereby making our

The Ricks Report – June 12, 2017

­­­­­­­­ The Ricks Report    June 12, 2017  Numbers of $ignificance THE TOP IN 2014 – The top 1% of US taxpayers paid 39.5% of total federal income taxes collected for the 2014 tax year (source: Internal Revenue Service). MEASURES TO TEND TO– Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin urged lawmakers on 5/24/17 to increase the nation’s

Winning at Life: I need Gregory’s Opinion on this Annuity

Anna in Mandeville isn’t so sure about the annuity she’s being offered. It sounds pretty good, but it’s always smart to get a second opinion. Better Call Gregory!