As the weather starts to get warmer, we’re headed into spring cleaning season! If you have retired recently, now can be a great time to get to all those cleaning projects that you have been putting off. Throw open the windows and let the sun in while you clean! A clean house can really help [...]
One listener recently inherited her father’s farm and an IRA and is thinking about cashing it all out in order to retire. Is this a good plan? Brian shares some of his own experience with moving and selling farm property. More than just the financial aspects of selling a family farm, there’s an emotional attachment you’ll want to consider. There are a few other options to think through besides selling.
Even as tax season winds down, it’s still important that you consider tax strategy as part of your financial picture. Many couples file jointly, and while it can sometimes help save on your taxes, it isn’t always the best option in each case! Here are some important factors to consider if you are filing taxes [...]
Retirement is a time to relax, reflect, and pursue personal interests that were set aside during one’s working years. Engaging in hobbies is a great way to stay active, learn new skills, and meet new people. For those entering retirement, there are many hobbies to consider that are both fulfilling and enjoyable. Gardening One popular [...]
When you meet with a financial advisor are they addressing your entire portfolio? More than simply IRAs and Roth investments, your advisor should see the whole picture. A major part of the picture is understanding tax-efficient investing. From 1031 exchanges to municipal bonds, you want to make sure to leverage your best options.
If you are headed toward retirement soon, or you have just retired, you may find yourself wondering, "Is my nest egg enough?" It's a common question and one that causes a lot of people a lot of reasonable anxiety. Because retirement finances are much more about prediction than they are about facts and assurances, it [...]
When you enter retirement, your first action may likely be to take advantage of the ability to do nothing. From your hammock swinging in the warm sun or cozy chair in front of the fireplace, you might be smiling, sipping your coffee, thinking, “I’m finally done with that nearly life-long daily grind.” But the bliss [...]
What if you could reduce one of your biggest expenses? For some, taxes are a major expense, so it’s vital that you are strategic about your taxes, both now and in the future. If your tax rate is in the high 20s and 30s, that bill could amount to a high portion of your total costs. In this episode, Brian talks through several strategies people consider when it comes to minimizing taxes and whether you should incorporate them into your financial plan.
In theory, the definitions of an investment or an expense are quite clear-cut. An expense, or cost, is simply the dispensing of time, money, or resources. An investment, while an expenditure, comes with the expectation of a return. While the two ultimately have the same goal –to acquire a good or service—their intentions and outcomes [...]
What does it mean to be an accredited investor? Brian talks about what’s required and what it looks like if you qualify. The options are different for an accredited investor, which has come up for some of his clients in need of creative solutions such as a 1031 exchange. Another question is, are reverse 1031 exchanges legal? Later in the show, Brian shares about helping his clients through a 1031 exchange.