Category: Blog

  • High Earner Not Rich Yet (HENRY) 4 Financial Tips

    Economic cycles come and go. The ups and downs are similar to trying to soothe heartburn. The ups and downs can be compounded when being a high earner and not yet rich yet (HENRY). HENRY’s usually make income from $100k to $300k.  Although HENRY’s pay some of the highest taxes, there are ways to make […]

  • $100,000 Bills, Bank Accounts, & Inflation

    During the Depression of 1934, the US issued a $100,000 gold note with President Woodrow Wilson on the front. It was used for Federal Reserve transactions. When the value of the US Dollar is in flux, how do you ensure your money is safe?   During inflation, a long term bank savings account may not be […]

  • The Psychology of Investing

    Keeping calm amid market turbulence. Join us on this webinar to discuss: What behaviors to watch out for. The impact they can have on your wealth. How to minimize the impact of emotions on your investments. Reach your financial goals with your mind at ease. At the end of the seminar, you will learn about: […]

  • Interest Rates: It’s a Question of Time

    Remember Depeche Mode? You know the 80’s New Wave band? They blasted through the US charts. One of their iconic album’s was called “Black Celebration”.  This album was a sensation. One particular song of interest from the album was “A Question of Time”. Lyrics: It’s just a question of timeAnd it’s running out for youIt […]

  • Mistakes Federal & City Employees Make Before Retirement

    Big government agencies, cities and municipalities are becoming larger and financially unsustainable.  Many jobs performed by humans are being eliminated.  As an employee of a government entity, it’s important to insulate your retirement against the impending robot revolution. Here are 4 common mistakes before retirement to avoid:   # 1 – Pension Equals Security The most […]

  • Top 401k to IRA Rollover Mistakes to Avoid

    Every year people do spring cleaning at their homes.  The cleaning is to sort, organize, get rid of things, and sometimes repair old items.  Just like your house, financial portfolio reviews need to be done periodically.  Although they are reviewed, there are common 401k to IRA rollover mistakes to avoid. Accumulating 401k’s The days of […]

  • Are All Fiduciary Financial Advisors Equal?

    In the 80’s Smith Barney a very large financial investment firm used to run TV commercial advertisements that were targeted toward savers and small business owners. The commercials would have an older gentleman saying, “We earn money the old fashion way, we earrrn it!”. Its a very iconic commercial because it portrays to investors that […]

  • Big Bank Financial Inclusion Myth

    Big banks jump on the latest trends with the term “financial inclusion” for the masses. But, is financial inclusion from big banks a myth? Recent news from Wells Fargo shows quite the opposite of inclusion from Wells Fargo by eliminating revolving lines of credit of users borrowing $3,000 to $100,000. Although this is financial exclusion, […]

  • COVID-19 & Teacher 403B Retirement Savings

    I was doing my normal daily routine of looking at news and emails this morning when I came across a Reddit post about a teacher that resigned.  The teacher had asthma and a partner with heart issues.  The school was unwilling to work with the teachers need for telecommuting.  So, the teacher resigned.  Where’s the […]

  • SEC Pops Greedy EB-5 Lawyers

    EB-5 is quite popular here in the Los Angeles area.  Most of the construction downtown Los Angeles is from Chinese EB-5 money.  It definitely attracts multiple participants because of the money involved.  Although there is big money to be made in EB-5, it is highly regulated and difficult to successfully do. EB-5 is a way […]