SEC Expands Accredited Investor Definition

August 26, 2020- The Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC“) today took an initial step towards democratizing access to private investments by expanding the definition of an “accredited investor” to include persons who have demonstrated certain levels of financial sophistication. Qualifying as an “accredited investor” is important because it is a regulatory prerequisite to participation … Continued

Invest in Real Estate with Your IRA?

Most of our clients know that we are huge advocates of investing in real estate versus stocks, bonds, annuities, precious metals and do so even with our own retirement accounts. Even if the market crashes, you still have something that produces monthly income and that real estate assets can recoup its valuation and typically does … Continued

Will the Coronavirus Selloff Ruin Your Retirement?

Markets are swinging and fears are mounting. What does that mean as retirement looms?   The final week of February was a brutal one for the stock market, as fears of a worldwide coronavirus outbreak sparked a massive sell-off. Now you’ll often hear that you don’t have to worry about losing money in a stock market downturn … Continued

Retirees’ Top Financial Concerns All Revolve Around This 1 Thing

Hint: It’s something unavoidable for seniors. Though retirement is an exciting milestone to look forward to, the idea of it can be nerve-wracking. After all, there’s a host of financial unknowns associated with retirement, and living on a fixed income leaves many seniors struggling to make ends meet. It’s therefore encouraging to learn that 84% … Continued

SECURE Act a game-changer for retirement plans

The most significant legislation affecting retirement became law — as of Friday, Dec. 20. Congress passed an important retirement-savings law called Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement, or the SECURE Act of 2019. The law takes effect on Jan. 1, 2020. After stalling for months, Congress suddenly passed the bills as an attachment to … Continued

Mentors

Here is a good read we found on the subject of Mentors. This article is from the news organization CNBC and is titled:   31-year-old self-made millionaire: I spent $70,000 on mentorship in 6 months—here’s why it was worth it   Go to the CNBC website to read the full article at: https://www.cnbc.com/2018/04/11/31-year-old-millionaire-i-spent-70000-on-mentorship-in-6-months.html   For … Continued

6 things I wish I could tell my 20-year-old self about money

Your 20s are one of the most important periods in your financial life. It’s a time when you’re finishing college, starting a career, building credit, and making some of your biggest financial decisions. Are there things you can do right now to set yourself up for success later? Yes! I’m 27 now, and I already … Continued