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The Ricks Report – April 3, 2017

By Gregory Ricks | April 4, 2017

­­­­­ The Ricks Report April 3, 2017 Numbers of $ignificance GRAYING POPULATION – 15% of the US population today is age 65 or older, approximately 1 out of every 7 Americans.  By the year 2047 (i.e., 30 years from now), 22% of the US population will be age 65 or older, approximately 2 out of…

April 2017 Newsletter

By Gregory Ricks | April 4, 2017

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Winning at Life: John Georges

By Gregory Ricks | March 30, 2017

Winning at Life with Gregory Ricks welcomes business mogul John Georges to get his take on the new administration, the New Orleans Public Belt Railroad, and if he may throw his hat back into the political ring.

The Ricks Report – March 28, 2017

By Gregory Ricks | March 28, 2017

­­­­­ The Ricks Report March 27, 2017 Numbers of $ignificance TWICE AS MANY – There were 404 operating oil rigs in the United States (on land and offshore) as of 5/27/16. There were 809 operating oil rigs in the United States as of last Friday 3/24/17.  Thus, the number of working rigs has doubled in…

Robert in MS: Uh oh. Does my Mother-In-Law's trust have to file a tax return?

By Gregory Ricks | March 26, 2017

Robert from Pass Christian, Mississippi calls into Winning at Life to find out if his Mother-In-Law’s irrevocable trust is required to file a tax return every year… because it hasn’t.

Winning at Life: Should I Use My Retirement Savings to Buy a Home?

By Gregory Ricks | March 25, 2017

Trevor from Coconut Creek, Florida calls Winning at Life to ask Gregory about using his retirement savings to buy a new house.

Beware of Schemes During Tax Season

By Gregory Ricks | March 21, 2017

It’s tax season! Every year, around this time, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) publishes its dirty dozen – a list of scams criminals use to try and ferret out personal information and/or steal money.1 For example, if you received an email from a top executive in your company or organization requesting data from IRS form…

The Ricks Report – March 20, 2017

By Gregory Ricks | March 21, 2017

­­­­The Ricks Report March 20, 2017 Numbers of $ignificance DEFICITS – The CBO estimates that the AHCA would reduce federal deficits by $337 billion over the next 10 years, largely from reduced Medicaid outlays and from the elimination of ACA tax credits (source: CBO). COST ESTIMATES – The CBO projects that AHCA average premiums will…

Tina in Texas: what should I do with my old 401k?

By Gregory Ricks | March 20, 2017

Tina from Waco, TX calls into Winning at Life and asks Gregory and James about what she should do with the 401k at her previous job.

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