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10 Ways to Reduce Your 401(k) Taxes

By GRA News Blog | December 31, 2019

How the pros help clients minimize their tax burden If you have a traditional 401(k), you will have to pay taxes when you take distributions. Unfortunately, that…

Gregory Ricks & Associates Year In Review 2019

By GRA News Blog | December 31, 2019

Year in Review We have successfully completed another exciting year at Gregory Ricks & Associates. In 2019 we were able to create a strong team…

How Do You Define Retirement?

By GRA News Blog | December 30, 2019

For my parent’s generation, who worked diligently after World War II, defining “retirement” was easy. You simply stopped working altogether and devoted most of your…

The Secure Act changes the way people will inherit money — are you hit by the new rules?

By GRA News Blog | December 30, 2019

The new legislation eliminated the ‘stretch IRA’ provision, but not everyone is impacted Getty Images/iStockphotoFuture beneficiaries of retirement accounts have different rules than current inheritors.…

Top Retirement Savings Tips for 55-to-64-Year-Olds

By GRA News Blog | December 27, 2019

There’s still time to give your savings a good boost before you retire If you’re between 55 and 64 years old, you still have time…

I Killed My Teenager’s Fancy College Dreams. You Should, Too.

By GRA News Blog | December 27, 2019

Forty-five million Americans owe a collective $1.6 trillion in student debt. Here’s why my daughter won’t be one of them. Photo illustration by Slate. Photos…

You can still give back this season without going broke

By GRA News Blog | December 27, 2019
seasons without going broke

Prioritize the causes you care about, and be strategic about giving It may not come as a surprise that millennials are passionate about giving back.…

5 Best Ways to Stay Healthy Between Christmas and New Year’s

By GRA News Blog | December 27, 2019

Experts recommend staying hydrated, choosing nutritious foods, and exercising wherever you can as ways to stay healthy after Christmas.  “I’ll get back on track in…

Nasdaq hits 9,000 for the first time, S&P 500 reaches all-time high in year-end rally

By GRA News Blog | December 26, 2019
stock market

Stocks climbed Thursday, hitting record highs as the market rallied into the end of 2019. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose about 60 points, while the S&P 500 climbed…

3 Keys to Long-Term Prosperity, Health, and Happiness

By GRA News Blog | December 23, 2019

Prosperity should be everyone’s goal. Being prosperous means you have a life worth living. It means your internal and external worlds are congruent. The definition of the word prosper is…