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How to Choose a Pension Investment Plan

Although we cannot say that it is more a rule than an exception, more and more young people have finally reached the point of understanding that if they do not take care of themselves and their old age in time, they could easily become just one more social case pensioner. For this reason it is nice to notice that statistical data shows that more than 70% of young employees have some sort of retirement plan. But a good retirement plan is not always easy to get and to be able to avoid all usual mistakes it is wise to turn to the pension advisor to get some professional help regarding your pension investments.

Checkbook IRA LLC – Investing Guidelines – Part One

What are alternative assets-non-traditional assets: When considering their investing choices, the vast majority of investors immediately think of stocks, bonds, mutual funds, exchange traded funds, and closed-end funds. These categories of investment assets are in fact the most well known and popular.  Fidelity Investment, Vanguard, Morgan Stanley, and certain bank trust departments are examples of the type of IRA custodians and administrators that allow only stocks, bonds, mutual funds, exchange traded funds and closed-end funds.

Investment – Invest In Your Future

There are many reasons why people invest their money. One of the main reason is to gain a profitable return. It is a wise decision to do a self assessment before starting any form of investment. Asking yourself what is your main reason for wanting to invest? How much can you afford to lose? If any. And, how informed are you about the different types of investments? These questions form the bases of…

Battling a Down Economy: New Financial Fears for Seniors

Facing retirement is not the same as it used to be. Learn a few things you can do to safeguard your retirement years and be sure your golden years are ones to be thankful for rather than dread.

Retirement Planning In A Volatile World

With the near collapse of the stock market in 2008 a distant memory, the 13% market drop over the last three weeks was a stark reminder for retirees and people approaching retirement that protecting their “safe” money from the next major economic downturn is critical for a comfortable, worry free retirement One of the biggest challenges Financial Planners have in helping people achieve their financial and investment goals, is managing the competing emotions of greed and fear. When the market is up for a few days or weeks in a row, people tend to feel happy and carefree about…

Appraising the Checkbook IRA LLC – Part Two

The IRS Now Enforces the LLC Appraisal Rules. Why is the IRS Enforcing Appraisal Requirement? It is no longer acceptable to hold an asset at its original cost basis, ignoring years of appreciation.

Is a Fixed Deferred Annuity a Good Investment?

The fixed deferred annuity is a solution of the insurance industry to loss protection needs and long-term savings. Annuity holders get interest on their deposited funds just like the owners of liquid accounts at financial institutions and banks.

Are You Playing Russian Roulette With Your Pension Plans?

Retirement and pensions seem to far away until suddenly they’re upon us. And it’s often that we don’t really examine our pension plans properly much before the big day. Which is very much like playing a game of Russian Roulette with your future income – spinning the money barrel and hoping that the answer doesn’t come back to bite us.

SMSF Rules: How To Ensure Your SMSF Is Compliant

The primary aim for a Self Managed Super Fund is to provide you additional income (a pension) that you can enjoy by the time you reach the age of retirement. By way of background, super funds are referred to as retirement plans in the US, they are also called pension schemes in the UK and Ireland. Only in Australian and New Zealand are they called superannuation plans (or super).

Setting-Up SMSF: Ensure You’re On The Right Track

With the bad returns from most super funds these past years, many people are now thinking about placing their money somewhere else, in particular many Australians are considering setting up SMSF or self managed super fund. But before you start thinking of transferring your entire nest egg to a SMSF, there are a lot of things that you need to consider to help you make the right decision. Most people already know what SMSFs are.

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