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3 Best Ways to Invest for Retirement

By gregoryricks | November 23, 2021
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Taking advantage of these specialized retirement accounts can help you build your nest egg faster. Key Points A Roth 401(k) can let you sock away a lot of money for ultimately tax-free withdrawals. A Roth IRA has great flexibility in withdrawals, but contributions are a bit more limited. A Traditional 401(k) lets you get an…

7 Resolutions for Your IRA for 2017

By Gregory Ricks | January 10, 2017

  A new year brings a fresh start and a chance to do things better. You probably have a few resolutions for 2017. You may be planning to eat healthier, get more exercise, or stick to a budget. As you are making your resolutions for the new year, don’t overlook your IRA. Here are a…

The Ricks Report – January 9, 2017

By Gregory Ricks | January 10, 2017

­ The Ricks Report January 9, 2017 Numbers of $ignificance STRONGER DOLLAR, WEAKER EURO – 19 of 28 economists (68%) polled in late December 2016 believe that the Euro will “hit parity” with the US dollar during 2017, i.e., 1 Euro will equal 1 US dollar, the result of rising US domestic interest rates. The…

January 2017 Newsletter

By Gregory Ricks | January 4, 2017

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The Ricks Report – January 3, 2017

By Gregory Ricks | January 3, 2017

The Ricks Report January 3, 2017 Numbers of $ignificance HOUSING – The average interest rate nationwide on a 30-year fixed rate mortgage was 4.32% at the end of 2016. The record low national average was 3.31% as of 11/22/12 or just over 4 years ago (source: Freddie Mac). OIL PRICES – The price of oil…

Winning at Life: should I take my pension buyout offer, or the monthly income?

By Gregory Ricks | January 3, 2017

Winning at Life with Gregory Ricks tells the story of a recent pension buyout offer, and how Gregory Ricks helped his client walk through the process on how to decide.