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War On Wealth Series -
The congressionally mandated g-fee increases set to go into effect as of now, will artificially increase mortgage rates by more than 1/2 percent with some lenders. It will increase mortgage rates to some degree with all lenders.
As I mentioned in an earlier post, a Simplified Employee Pension Plan, is a retirement plan specifically designed for small-business owners and self-employed individuals. These plans work even if you are the only employee, as the rules are the same.
Key features include: Read More→
Simplified Employee Pension Plans (SEP), are retirement plans designed for small-business owners and slef-employed individuals. Employers can make tax-deductible contributions on behalf of their employees because the plan is based on an IRA. That means, if you are eligible, you will not pay taxes on the contribution but you will pay them on the distribution you receive from the SEP account. Read More→
No, I am not talking about what you spent the last year teaching your pet to do. The rollover that I am talking about is a procedure that the IRS designed that allows you to distribute or “roll over” assets from one retirement plan into another. Why would you do this? Say for example you changed jobs or retired, you could transfer assets from one retirement plan to another i.e., from an employer sponsored 401(k) plan into an IRA–protecting your tax-free status and avoiding any early withdrawal penalties.
Self Directed IRA’s
The advantages of rolling over your managed IRA plans into a self-directed plan are many. Self-directed IRA’s offer you a range of investment choices i.e., mutual funds, stocks, bonds,real estate, and CD’s that Read More→
If you are trying to figure out what retirement plans are available through your employer, keep in mind that Employer retirement plans and the tax laws that back them are very complex. Do not hesitate to seek outside help if you need help determining the best plan for you.
Most plans fall into one of two categories: defined benefit or defined contribution.
There are two key features of a defined benefit plan. One, the employer commits to the benefit, and two, the employer takes on the responsibility of managing the plan. Now, the benefit is based on what’s in the plan when you retire. So, company may define a plan that requires it to deposit a Read More→
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In my previous post “Why You Should Start A Personal Business”, I made the statement that obtaining Financial Independence and becoming Wealthy is simply the process of continually increasing the gap between the amount of money that comes in and the amount that goes out.
The greater the gap the faster your wealth pot grows and multiplies. The goal is to learn how to optimize what you currently have by learning how to keep less of your money from going out. The next step is to learn how to bring more money into the pot. Starting your own personal business is such an efficient weapon against ‘The war on Wealth” that in my opinion absolutely every one should have one.
I also want to reiterate the fact that it is not necessary to plunk down $100,000 to start a printing shop. You can get started for as little as a few hundred dollars and a lot of sweat equity in any number of things that are available to you. The only thing that I would suggest is to find something that you love or can get passionate about. However for our purposes neither one of those is necessary. I just believe if I am going to spend my time doing anything, I am going to be passionate about and love everything about my life. I am also not concentrating on the earning of income in this post as I am going to assume that whatever you choose it is with the intent of making money. What I am going to dive right into is how you can keep more of the money that comes into your pot just by having a “personal Business”. Read More→
Taxes, taxes, taxes, we are taxed on everything. You paid a “whop” for the house, didn’t include escrows in your closing costs so you were able to come to the closing table with less money and now that $5,000 annual tax bill on that $400,000 purchase price is making you teeter on the edge of financial catastrophe, and you have no idea where the next payment is going to come from. So you ask, if my house in this market is worth half as much, why does my tax bill not follow suit? HA! Welcome to the new economy. As I told you before, we are fighting a “War On Wealth” like never before. Money is scarce all around us. Cities, Counties, States, and our entire Country is thinking of new and creative ways to pay their bills on “YOUR BACK”! Even if you had included the taxes in your escrow, imagine what $200 of that $416.67 a month tax bill (In Sacramento County) would do going into your investment account earning 6% interest compounding annually. In 10 years you would have $16,765.97. In 15 years, $29,607.03. What if you took the almost $17,000 in 10 years and leveraged it on a small rental property with positive cash flow, then sold it 10 years later for a nice gain. At that point you could take that money and put it into some asset protected, capital gains protected trust for maximum leverage. Wow! The possibilities are endless. Imagine if you instead paid $2 million for the house with a monthly tax bill of $2,083.33 (in Sacramento County), and you could put a $1,000 per month into that same investment account. In 10 years you would have $167,659.71, in 15 years $296,070.34. But I guess it’s really moot, because its all allocated to the “Tax Man” who is just going to foolishly waste your tax dollars and misappropriate as much as possible for good measure.
Luckily there are provisions in your county to remedy the situation. Every county is a little different, but here are the 9 basic steps that you are going to have to take to get your tax bill reduced. Read More→
There are several ways Real Estate can reduce the amount of tax you pay Uncle Sam? Here is a list of the most common methods to use as a tax saving tool and thus a Wealth Building and Wealth preservation tool. Read More→