August 9, 2018
picking between different retirement plans for small businesses

Retirement Plans for Small Businesses – Which Should You Offer?

As a small business owner, I understand the desire and importance of taking care of your employees. The task of providing for your family and your employees’ families can be daunting. You can do both! However, providing retirement plans for small businesses requires us business owners to be very cost-conscience. This attention to cost needs to be a driving force when looking at the different plans, but not the only consideration.
July 6, 2018
comprehensive wealth strategy is like playing chess

Using a Comprehensive Wealth Strategy to Financial Goals

I typically start my day by reading emails. I generally have tons of emails from companies wanting me to sell their products to my clients. I receive emails from Real Estate Investment Trusts, Cash Value Life Insurance companies, ETF’s, Stocks and mutual funds. I even get emails trying to get me to push individual stocks and annuities! These sales pitches just aggravate me. Let me explain why. RANT WARNING!!!!
June 29, 2018
sell your business to employees ESOP pros and cons

Pros and Cons of Selling Your Business to Employees with an ESOP

When it comes to transitioning yourself out of your company, one way is to sell your business to employees. A method of doing this is by setting up an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP). Although the implementation can get complicated, ESOPs can offer sellers and employees many benefits over other stock buyouts. Let’s dive into ESOP pros and cons as a way to sell your company.
June 14, 2018
using retirement funds to buy real estate

Thinking About Using Retirement Funds to Buy Real Estate? Think About This First!

When looking for investment strategies to help you increase your retirement, one of the hottest options out there right now to invest in is individual real estate. Pundit after pundit is screaming, “Buy real estate! Buy real estate!” And while I don’t necessarily disagree with this concept, I do have a few suggestions to make before you start using retirement funds to buy real estate investments. 
May 31, 2018

What is an IRA?

With close to 65% of Americans failing at saving for retirement, perhaps one of the reasons why is that they don’t understand the investment choices that are available. For example, just the other day I had a young investor call me and ask, “Justin, what is an IRA?” Maybe you’ve wondered that very same thing. Well today, we’re examining the details of IRA’s for you.
May 10, 2018
pay off 401(k) loan

Should I Pay Off My 401(k) Loan?

There are times when you need to come up with cash fast. When that happens, taking a loan out of your 401(k) may be a good option for you. After taking out a first position mortgage and second position mortgage, some clients found themselves in this exact situation. So they turned to their 401(k) to finish coming up with the money they needed.