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Back to School? 10 Things You Must Know About Using Your IRA For Educational Expenses

The arrival of August means that it’s back to school time! This means it is time for new school supplies and other bigger expenses. Are you thinking about using your IRA to pay that large tuition bill? The rules can be complicated. Here are 10 things you will want to know: 1. Usually, if you
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What’s Your IRA Worth?

Many IRA owners invest in assets other than the usual stocks, bonds, cash, and mutual funds. In fact, the tax code allows for IRAs to invest in just about anything out there except for collectibles, life insurance, and S-corporation stock. But when you invest in those “other assets,” what are they really worth? If you
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Inheriting an Inherited IRA

What are the rules when you inherit an inherited IRA? We get this question frequently. Let’s consider what happens when using designated beneficiaries. Jim dies and names Mike as his beneficiary on the beneficiary form. Five years later Mike dies and has named Phyllis, who is a successor beneficiary, on the beneficiary form. Titling The
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Winning at Life: How Should Newlyweds Invest Beyond Their 401ks?

On Winning at Life, Gregory Ricks and James Parker discuss a comment card from a recent Gregory Ricks Live. They are newlyweds in their 30s looking for some direction on what they should be doing now that they’ve maxed their 401ks, and would like to invest beyond that.

Brent from Metairie: How do I invest in gold without buying physical gold?

Gregory Ricks and James Parker discuss different ways to invest in gold other than buying coins and bars with Brent from Metairie on Winning at Life.