Financial Planning & Strategy

Can I buy real estate in my IRA?

Can I buy real estate in my IRA? You cannot buy a personal residence in your IRA but you can buy other properties. For most people, it is either not practical or not a good idea. Here a few of those reasons: If the rules are not followed properly and a “prohibited transaction” occurs, the…

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Should I pay off my mortgage?

Should I pay off my mortgage? One of the most common questions we get, especially as people near retirement is, “Should I pay off my mortgage?” From a purely conceptual standpoint it’s simple. If you can earn more on your money than you pay by borrowing, your net worth is better by NOT paying off…

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Can I convert a 401(k) to a Roth IRA?

Can I convert a 401(k) to a Roth IRA? Before we look at whether you can convert a 401(k) to a Roth IRA, it is important to consider if a conversion to any type of Roth account is wise in the first place. When you convert to a Roth account, usually all of the amount…

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Moisand Fitzgerald Tamayo wins prestigious national award

Moisand Fitzgerald Tamayo Recognized by Schwab Advisor Services with 2019 Trailblazer IMPACT AwardTM   November 4, 2019 – (Orlando) – Moisand Fitzgerald Tamayo, LLC was honored today by Schwab Advisor Services with the 2019 Trailblazer IMPACT AwardTM. The firm was recognized for its efforts to improve the quality of advice, raise the bar for ethics…

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Avoiding financial scams

Avoiding Financial Scams People are concerned about cybersecurity and avoiding financial scams. This is of little wonder considering the headlines about data breaches and the rapidly changing technology. The explosion of digital communication has changed the medium but really hasn’t changed the techniques scam artists use. We invest a great deal of time, money, and…

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Should I buy or sell foreign stocks given today’s conditions?

Should I buy or sell foreign stocks given today’s conditions? Today’s Q&A combines two related questions into one, “Should I buy or sell foreign stocks given today’s conditions?” The first question is from Lou, “I see that the PE ratios on foreign stocks are a lot less than with U.S. stocks. Should I be buying…

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