Should I invest in rental real estate?

Should I invest in rental real estate? Owning rental real estate and collecting income has great appeal to many investors, partly since rental real estate is often presented as easy money. For some, their perception about the experience further adds to their enthusiasm. We often hear statements like, “My dad did well in real estate,”…

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Can I rollover mom’s IRA into my IRA?

Derrick Chandler, CFP, fee-only financial advisor Orlando

 Can I rollover mom’s IRA into my IRA? Only a surviving spouse may rollover a deceased’s IRA account into their own IRA. After the SECURE Act of 2019, most non-spouse inheritors whose benefactors die in 2020 or later have only one requirement – the inheritor must take all the money out of the Inherited…

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Every day is Independence Day at Moisand Fitzgerald Tamayo

Every day is Independence Day at Moisand Fitzgerald Tamayo At the heart of the meaning of the word “independent” is the concept that one is free from the control of another. When we say we are independent, that is precisely what we mean. The firm receives all of its income directly from clients. There is…

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Six common misconceptions empty nesters have about retirement

  Six common misconceptions empty nesters have about retirement We have been advising retirees and aspiring retirees for over 20 years. Recently a conversation occurred about what lessons retirees could teach aspiring retirees, especially those empty nesters who are zeroing in on retirement. What resulted from that conversation was a list of six common misconceptions…

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How do I protect my portfolio against inflation?

Mike Salmon 40 under 40

 How do I protect my portfolio against inflation? We pay more than double for most things we buy these days than we did 25 years ago. This loss of purchasing power, otherwise known as inflation, is a reality that investors must deal with prudently. Inflation is a fact of life. Inflation seems to be…

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What you do makes the difference

What you do makes the difference One of the topics that comes up when we take on new clients is how they fared during prior market declines. The basic characteristics of their experiences are consistent, with differing degrees of fearfulness, anxiety, confusion, or other unpleasantness expressed. Each one of us was affected by COVID-19 in…

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