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The Ricks Report – April 24, 2017

By Gregory Ricks | April 25, 2017

The Ricks Report April 24, 2017 Numbers of $ignificance FANCY DEGREE – 222 members of the 535 members of Congress (41%) hold law degrees including 55 of 100 senators (source: Congressional Research Service). ONE BAD, ONE DISMAL – The “debt-to-economy” ratio for Greece is 167%, i.e., $326 billion of debt stated as a percentage of…

4 Retirement Savings Mistakes You Can’t Afford to Make

By GRA News Blog | April 12, 2021

If your goal is to enjoy your retirement to the fullest, the last thing you’ll want is to spend your senior years pinching pennies. And if you manage to sock away a nice amount of money in a 401(k) or IRA, you won’t have to. Your savings, combined with your Social Security benefits, could make…

How long do negative items stay on your credit report?

By GRA News Blog | April 9, 2021

Many Americans are struggling to put their personal finances in order amid the pandemic as they are dealing with debt and other credit issues. If you’re one of them, you’re not alone and there are credit repair steps you can take. Often, the first step is determining where your credit score currently stands by checking credit…

Are you worrying too much about running out of money in retirement?

By GRA News Blog | April 8, 2021

Fear can keep you from getting the most out of retirement Many U.S. households retire without enough money to maintain their pre-retirement standard of living. Once retired, though, people often reduce their spending enough to make their money last, according to a recent study by David Blanchett, head of retirement research at Morningstar, MORN, +0.54% and Warren Cormier,…

Wednesday Q&A Is it ever a good idea to buy a falling stock?

By GRA News Blog | April 7, 2021

Is it ever a good idea to buy a falling stock? Gregory gives his take on that question in this Winning at Life segment. Do you have questions for Gregory? Press the ASK GREGORY below and your question could be featured next! ASK GREGORY We’re Here to Help Have questions about this week’s content, or…

5 Drawbacks of Using Only a 401(k) for Retirement

By GRA News Blog | April 7, 2021

A 401(k) retirement plan is an excellent tool to help employees save for retirement. Many employers offer a company match, which is basically extra compensation. Not only that, but you also usually get a tax break for your contributions in the year you make them. But if you’re only saving for retirement in a 401(k),…

1 in 4 Americans have no retirement savings — and those who do aren’t saving enough

By GRA News Blog | April 1, 2021

Americans are under-saving for their retirement, according to PwC’s Retirement in America report. One in 4 Americans have no retirement savings and those who are saving aren’t saving enough, PwC U.S. Asset Manager and Wealth Management Leader Bernadette Geis told Yahoo Money. “Those that are [saving], on average, what they have saved will afford them like…

Wednesday Q&A How do I get the most out of Social Security?

By GRA News Blog | March 31, 2021

How do I get the most out of Social Security? Gregory helps a caller navigate the Social Security math. Find out how to get the most out of Social Security in this Winning at Life segment. Do you have questions for Gregory? Press the ASK GREGORY below and your question could be featured next! ASK…

IRS Delays Tax-Filing Deadline Until Mid-May

By GRA News Blog | March 31, 2021

Extension will give taxpayers more time to grapple with late law changes, pandemic WASHINGTON—The Internal Revenue Service delayed the main April 15 tax-filing and payment deadlines for individuals until May 17, giving taxpayers and preparers a bit of breathing room in an unusually complicated tax season. The move comes after lawmakers and accountants urged the…

Which Is Better: An ETF Or A Mutual Fund?

By GRA News Blog | March 30, 2021

Six elements of the difference between two kinds of investment company. In 28 years the U.S. exchange-traded fund industry has gone from nothing to $5.5 trillion in 2,200 funds. These funds have important differences from mutual funds, which have been around for a century. How do ETFs work? When are they the better option for…

How to File Your Taxes for Free in 2021

By GRA News Blog | March 29, 2021

As if doing your taxes wasn’t irritating enough, it often ends up costing you money. Tax prep and unexpected fees basically go hand in hand. But if you’re paying to submit your federal return this year, save your cash — you can probably file for free. The IRS estimates that some 70% of Americans, or roughly 100 million taxpayers,…

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