Investing vs. Speculating

Investing vs Speculating

By now, you’ve probably heard about the Gamestop/Reddit saga on Wall Street. Since there’s a Netflix movie coming about the topic, I won’t go deep into detail, but the short version is this:

A group of retail investors (individuals who manage their own investments), noticed and attacked a trend in the stock market. Some people felt that an opportunity arose to play against the large hedge funds and the war was on. It made national news and a ton of money changed hands over the course of a few crazy weeks.

In the end, there were still more losers than winners and life goes on, but what is the real takeaway here? Were all of those people investing or speculating? What is speculating, exactly, anyway? Read More

What is a 401k? Must-Know Retirement Plan Basics

What Is a 401k? Must-Know Retirement Plan Basics

Did you know that 48% of older Americans have no savings in retirement plans (such as an IRA or 401k)? If you’re one of them, there’s a good chance that you’ll face very serious financial issues as you grow older.

The good news is that it’s never too late to get started! Once you understand the must-know retirement plan basics, you can open an account and start putting money away for your future. 

Stick with us as we answer important questions like “What is a 401k plan?” and “How does a 401k work.” By the time we’re done, you’ll feel confident opening up one of your own. Read More

How I’m Investing During COVID-19

It’s a tough financial time for many as we deal with the COVID-19 pandemic, but that doesn’t mean you have to lie down and let yourself get pummeled. There are things you can do to manage your assets!

If you’re fortunate enough to not have your family income reduced during this time, there are some opportunities to protect yourself and grow your long-term wealth if you are under the age of 55. Read More

Why COVID-19 is the Perfect Time For a Roth Conversion

 

These are uncertain times. People are getting laid off, the stock market has taken a hit, and and there are a lot of unanswered questions.

But this is also the perfect opportunity to get your retirement plan in order. In fact, there are many reasons that doing a Roth conversion is a great decision. And even better? It’s not hard to do.

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Don’t Let Coronavirus Derail Your Retirement Plans!

I don’t know!

That’s the only answer I have to some of the questions swarming around the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. There have been so many aggressive actions implemented in the dealing with the possible outbreak, but information is changing so fast that no one has any real certainty. Read More

COVID & Markets

The world is a big place and there is always something going on. The flavor of the month these days is the Coronavirus (COVID). If you have not heard about it, its merely a deadly and contagious flu in a section of China. As the media and financial analyst often do, the have a tendency to over blow just about anything to make you think they actually know how markets work. Read More