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  • Five Things to Consider when Researching Retirement Questions on the Internet
    The internet can be a blessing and it can be a curse. It is a fantastic place to do research on almost anything, but is the information you find current and accurate? Here are five things to consider when doing internet research into retirement questions. Check the Date When was the article or blog writtenRead More >>
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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.
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  • The Ricks Report – July 17, 2017
    ­­­­­­­ The Ricks Report  July 17, 2017    Fixed Indexed Annuities used in the appropriate way can be wonderful additions to a well-rounded retirement plan. These tools give their owners opportunity to capture positive gains in market indexes while having protection from market downturns. I am including in this email a brochure for such aRead More >>
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  • IRA Distribution Basics–Taxation of Distributions
    Most IRA accounts hold pre-tax contributions and rollover amounts from employer plans. For purposes of this blog, I am going to assume that there are no after-tax amounts held in any IRA, including SEP and SIMPLE IRAs. IRA distributions where the check is made payable to the IRA owner or the funds are transferred toRead More >>
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  • The Ricks Report – July 10, 2017
    ­­­­­­­ The Ricks Report  July 10, 2017 Numbers of $ignificance NOT A LONG TIMELINE – As of the end of fiscal year 2017 (i.e., 9/30/17), only 14.2% of the outstanding debt of the US will be greater than 10 years in length based upon “original issuance type” (source: Treasury Department). NOT TAKING TIME TO THINKRead More >>
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  • Six Things to Know About the Year-End Account Balance Used for RMDs
    We live in a fast-paced world, and sometimes it isn’t very easy to remember every little exception to various rules, including the rules regarding Required Minimum Distributions (RMDs). This article from Ed Slott and Company will help you to better understand and gain knowledge of  the RMD rules and exceptions.  1. General Rule As aRead More >>
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  • The Ricks Report – July 3, 2017
    The Ricks Report July 3, 2017 Winning at Life with Gregory Ricks Tune in every weeknight from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm and every Saturday from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm!  We are now on News Talk 99.5 WRNO and News Talk 104.9 WBUV, as well as Facebook LIVE, Periscope (GregoryRicks) and the iHeart app. Read More >>
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  • Once-Per-Year Rollover Rule – The Exceptions to the Rule
    As with most IRA rules, there are exceptions to the once-per-year rollover rule. The rule applies to IRA-to-IRA and Roth IRA-to-Roth IRA 60-day rollovers. Just to be clear, an IRA rollover occurs when a check is issued by the IRA or Roth IRA custodian that is payable to the account owner. The following are theRead More >>
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  • The Ricks Report – June 27, 2017
    The Ricks Report  June 27, 2017    Numbers of $ignificance MORE RIGS, LOWER OIL PRICES – The number of operating oil rigs in the United States reached 941 last week, up +43% YTD.  The total has now increased for 23 consecutive weeks.  The price of oil closed last Friday (6/23/17) at $43.01 a barrel, downRead More >>
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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 howRead More >>
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  • 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 toRead More >>
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  • 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 ourRead More >>
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  • 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’sRead More >>
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  • Winning at Life: Which Loan Should I Pay Off First?
    On Winning at Life, Matthew from Bush, Louisiana asks Gregory Ricks’ advice on which loan he should pay off first. He’s a college student with two student loans, and needs a second opinion on how to get out of debt quickest.
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  • Winning at Life: a real estate flip horror story
    On Winning at Life, Gregory and James hear about a real estate flip gone wrong from Traci, a partner of the Realty firm Dwell Nola. Real Estate investing can be a profitable venture, but most people who don’t get properly educated get their clocks cleaned. Real Estate is not for the faint of heart.
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  • Important Ages in Retirement Planning
    With each passing year comes increased responsibilities. As one accumulates more responsibilities, that individual needs to ask the important questions such as “[h]ow can I ensure that I live responsibly so that my future is as comfortable as possible? ” and [w]hat age is best to start planning accordingly for my future?”.  Other important factorsRead More >>
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  • The Ricks Report – June 5, 2017
    ­­­­­­­­ The Ricks Report June 5, 2017      Numbers of $ignificance THE VERY WEALTHY – The top 0.1% of US taxpayers (i.e., top 1 out of every 1,000 taxpayers) paid 19.9% of all federal income tax for the 2014 tax year (source: Internal Revenue Service). THE LATEST FORECAST – The 10-year budget forecast released by theRead More >>
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  • 3 Ways to Decimate a Retirement Account in a Flash
      When approaching retirement, it is important to plan accordingly. If you are unsure of how to properly manage the funds in your retirement account, then be sure to read about these three common mistakes. Reap the rewards of a lifetime of hard work. 1) Missing the 60-day Rollover Window If you want to move yourRead More >>
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  • Winning at Life: What Should I Do With My 401k Money?
    On Winning at Life with Gregory Ricks, Gregory and James answer questions from viewers on Periscope who are asking common questions about what to do with the money in your 401k. Where do I put it in the market? How much do I put in the market? How do I know if I’m getting killedRead More >>

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