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Wednesday Q&A Financial Resolutions to help build your wealth

By GRA News Blog | February 24, 2021

New Year Financial Resolutions to help build your wealth Gregory gives you a list of financial resolutions to help build your wealth. 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 need help…

How Can I Minimize My Chances of an Audit?

By GRA News Blog | February 22, 2021

Worried about an IRS audit? Do these things, and you’re less likely to have your return flagged for one. The IRS audits less than 1% of tax returns, so your chances of having yours further examined are pretty low to begin with. But if you want to further minimize your chances of getting audited, here are…

People actually are happier when they make more money: Wharton study

By gregoryricks | February 19, 2021

Conventional wisdom suggests that “money can’t buy you happiness.” And well-known research from 2010 had shown that people tend to feel happier the more money they make only up until a point of about $75,000 a year. But according to a new study out of University of Pennsylvania’s The Wharton School, people’s well-being rises with…

IRA Calculation Errors

By gregoryricks | February 18, 2021

Five things that people get wrong about retirement arithmetic. There is something about retirement that leaves investors in an arithmetic fog. Maybe it’s the marginal tax rate or the compounding or the deferral that gets their numbers all jumbled up. Here are five things that people get wrong about IRAs and 401(k)s, usually because they…

Wednesday Q&A Is my credit score a big deal in retirement?

By gregoryricks | February 17, 2021

Is my credit score a big deal in retirement? Is it a big deal to have good credit in retirement? Gregory explains the importance of your credit score. 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…

Bonds Are Sending a Message: Inflation Is Coming

By gregoryricks | February 17, 2021

The stock market has been the path to wealth for generations of American families. That’s even though only about half of them have shares; in fact, the richest 1% of U.S. households account for more than half of the equities ownership, according to Federal Reserve data. In most cases, the route that has been taken…

5 Big Issues Facing Your IRA (And How To Resolve Them)

By GRA News Blog | February 16, 2021

It’s that time of year when, if you’re like most people, you begin to once again turn your attention to your IRA. The year-end statements are starting to trickle in, so you might feel the urge to re-evaluate things and perhaps make some changes. But, do you really know what you should be looking at?…

Your Credit Could Be Why Your Car Insurance Is So High

By GRA News Blog | February 12, 2021

Drivers with poor credit pay an average of 77% more If you can’t afford to pay all your bills right now, the last thing you need is overpriced car insurance. But that’s exactly what can happen if your credit dips low enough (and you live in a state where insurers can charge you more for…

7 Easy Ways to Improve Your Credit Score This Month

By GRA News Blog | February 11, 2021

A good credit score is a key piece of your financial puzzle. It not only allows you to qualify for lower interest rates on loans and credit cards but can also affect your ability to rent an apartment or even qualify for a job. This is especially important today as the country is still dealing…

Wednesday Q&A How much of my Social Security income will be taxed in retirement?

By GRA News Blog | February 10, 2021

How much of my Social Security income will be taxed in retirement? In this episode of the Winning at Life, Gregory and James discuss much of your Social Security income could be taxed in retirement. Do you have questions for Gregory? Press the ASK GREGORY below and your question could be featured next! ASK GREGORY…

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