November 19, 2020
Do Taxes Matter

Do Taxes Matter? Understanding How Taxes Impact Your Wealth Gap

Over the last few weeks, I have been going over some of the things that keep business owners up at night. More specifically, I’ve been discussing the wealth or retirement gap that we all face. In today’s entry, I want to continue with this subject by answering a very important question… do taxes matter? The short answer is yes, of course. But as I dig deeper, I’m going to show you how taxes impact your wealth gap and your ability to accumulate the wealth you will need for your retirement. Join me as I unpack all of the pertinent details of this subject.
November 5, 2020
Wealth Gap

Calculating The Wealth Gap

In the introduction to this series, we discussed some of the biggest fears that business owners face. As we move forward, I’m going to share several calculations with you that can help put your fears into perspective and even create plans to put them behind you. With that said, today’s post is all about the wealth gap. Not sure what that means? Basically, it’s the difference between where you currently sit, financially, and where you need to be to live the lifestyle that you want to live during your retirement.
February 21, 2020
Is gold a good investment in 2021

Is Gold a Good Investment? Understand the Pros & Cons

We’ve all heard and seen the “buy gold” advertisements on radio and television. Usually, a paid celebrity will talk about how “bad” the markets can be and then pitch a gold product. The question is, how much attention should we give to these ads? Is gold a good investment? They tell us if the stock market crashes, this is one investment that won’t go belly up. However, gold is always compared to stocks, not fixed incomes like bonds.
October 15, 2019
small business retirement plans comparison - a guide to ones available to the business owners

Retirement Plans Comparison – A Comprehensive Assessment

As we begin our investing portion of the Personal Finance for the Business Owner series, I thought that it would be wise to, first, do a small business retirement plans comparison. Being prepared for our retirement is so vitally important, but there’s another reason for digging into this subject matter before we go much deeper into investing. When you are ready to begin investing, you need to know where to purchase those investments. Retirement accounts offer so many benefits and options in helping us to maximize our dollar and minimize our taxation, especially for business owners. With that said, get comfy because this is a lengthy post, but it is an extremely valuable one comparing retirement plans.
October 13, 2019
Hiring a Financial Advisor

When Do I Need to Hire a Financial Advisor?

If you’ve ever wondered, “Do I need to hire a financial advisor?”  Then more than likely you do. Perhaps you want to, but you don’t know where to begin. A financial adviser (however in the investment world it is spelled: advisor) is there to lend a hand in building a customized financial plan that helps you to achieve your financial goals. Because the hiring a financial advisor is such a significant step, it’s important that you feel relaxed in the relationship you develop with the advisor you hire. So how do you do that?
August 20, 2019
Life Insurance to Fund Retirement

Should I Purchase a Life Insurance Policy to Fund My Retirement?

Today, I want to discuss using a life insurance policy for retirement funding. There are plenty of people out there selling this as a sound financial strategy to avoid the penalties of early withdrawal from a more traditional retirement plan. Let’s go over this and see if a life insurance policy is really the best way to fund your retirement.