Money Secret: How to Create a Vacation Fund Right From Your IRA

Available for Interviews: Harry Abrahamsen

Harry J. Abrahamsen is Founder & CEO Abrahamsen Financial Group. His company offers customized wealth management solutions—creating plans and portfolios that protect, preserve, and grow client’s wealth. He was selected as one of the ten most dependable Wealth Managers in the Mid-Atlantic as published in Forbes magazine.

 

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How to Have an Annual Vacation Using a 72 (t) Distribution:

Going on vacation is great. Vacations create lifelong memories. Going on vacation every year is a dream come true. One way to create an annual vacation budget that doesn’t come out of your pocket or annual budget is to look at your IRA. Most people will say their IRA is for retirement, so how can it be used for a vacation?

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5 Valuable Money Lessons From the Pandemic

Available for Interviews: Lauren Oschman

Lauren Oschman, CFP® is a certified financial planner specializing in financial strategies, tax planning, and is an expert in helping physicians manage their finances.

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Lessons Learned From the Pandemic:
 

The past year has been unprecedented in its specific circumstances, but this won’t be the last time we go through a volatile market cycle. Lessons that can help clients go beyond the pandemic stem from very poignant lessons learned having lived through the past year. Below are 5 valuable money lessons learned from the pandemic: 

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5 Smart Things You Can Do With the Money You Saved During Covid

Available for Interviews: Lauren Moone

Lauren Moone is an Executive Vice President at Mirador Capital Partners and has been providing investment advice for individuals, families, and institutions for over 13 years.

 

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on Investments and Elections:
 

With vacations on hold, commuting costs down, and home-cooking on the rise, many US households are finding themselves with a handful of cash. Here are the smart things to do with the money you are saving during the pandemic.

1. Pay down debt

Any financial advisor will tell you that high interest debt is the one of the first things you should get off your back. This will have a positive effect on your credit score and free up funds for investing in other areas of your life.

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Subconscious Money Decisions: Is Your Brain Wired for Wealth?

Available for Interviews: Harry Abrahamsen

Harry J. Abrahamsen is Founder & CEO Abrahamsen Financial Group. His company offers customized wealth management solutions—creating plans and portfolios that protect, preserve, and grow client’s wealth. He was selected as one of the ten most dependable Wealth Managers in the Mid-Atlantic as published in Forbes magazine.

 

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The hidden side of personal finance:
How your brain works to control money decisions

“The neural process underlying that which we call creativity has nothing to do with rationality. That is to say, if we look at how the brain generates creativity, we will see that it is not a rational process at all; creativity is not born out of reasoning.”                                                                                     –Rodolfo Llinás

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5 Shortcuts to a Successful Financial Future

Available for Interviews: Don Garman

Don Garman is the Founder and Chief Investment Officer of Mirador Capital Partners and Co-Founder of Tri-Valley Ventures. A seasoned investor in both public and private companies for over 30 years, Don leads Mirador’s Investment Committee and oversees each of the firm’s proprietary investment strategies.

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1. Maximize your retirement plan contributions. Investors looking to set themselves up for a rewarding retirement are wise to maximize the use of tax-advantaged savings vehicles. For 2021 the IRS will let you contribute $19,500 to a 401(k) plan, $6,000 to an IRA, and an additional $1,000 to an IRA if you are over the age of 50. If you can’t contribute the max, find out what your employer’s match is and contribute at least that amount, to take advantage of the “free money.”

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You Could Be Missing a Huge Opportunity in Your HSA

Available for Interviews: Lauren Oschman

Lauren Oschman, CFP® is a certified financial planner specializing in financial strategies, tax planning, and is an expert in helping physicians manage their finances.

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HSA Accounts:
 

As a financial planner, I see people make two main mistakes with HSA accounts and I see them frequently: 

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5 Principles (and the Real Secret) to Accumulating Wealth

Available for Interviews: Lauren Moone

Lauren Moone is an Executive Vice President at Mirador Capital Partners and has been providing investment advice for individuals, families, and institutions for over 13 years.

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on Wealth-building:
 

Wealthy individuals invariably have great stories to tell about how they grew their business or what they have been able to contribute to their community. However they generally leave out the more mundane means of their success: a sound financial plan. By paying attention to some key principles, investors can leverage their assets most effectively for a successful financial future. These are the five principles to wealth-building:

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Is Cryptocurrency a Good Hedge in Your Portfolio?

Available for Interviews: Don Garman

Don Garman is the Founder and Chief Investment Officer of Mirador Capital Partners and Co-Founder of Tri-Valley Ventures. A seasoned investor in both public and private companies for over 30 years, Don leads Mirador’s Investment Committee and oversees each of the firm’s proprietary investment strategies.

 

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The recent volatility in global markets has investors asking whether they should have some amount of cryptocurrency in their portfolios to hedge against uncertainty. Crypto, as it’s known, and its underlying infrastructure, Blockchain, have been a hotly debated topic in the past few years and now the global pandemic has investors of every age interested in the potential protection against downside risk in the equity markets.

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American Rescue Plan Includes Home Health Care

Available for Interviews:  Dr. Cleamon Moorer, Jr.

Cleamon Moorer, Jr., DBA, is President and CEO, American Advantage Home Care, Inc. His home healthcare agency has served thousands of patients all throughout Metro Detroit. He is also the bestselling author of From Failure to Promise: 360 Degrees.

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American Rescue Plan and Home Health Care:

The American Rescue Plan was recently passed in Washington, providing a 1.9 trillion to Coronavirus relief package for the United States. It will likely positively affect home-based care organizations and other providers caring for seriously ill populations.

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The Shocking Truth… Most Wealthy People Do Have Debt!

Available for Interviews: Lauren Oschman

Lauren Oschman, CFP® is a certified financial planner specializing in financial strategies, tax planning, and is an expert in helping physicians manage their finances.

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Debt Strategies of the Wealthy:

Wealthy have debt. They just plan and use their money differently.

      • Public opinion puts a lot of emphasis on being debt-free, but interestingly when you look at many wealthy and financially successful people’s balance sheets, they DO have debt, and sometimes lots of it! 
      • The secret to wealth doesn’t lie in being debt-free, but rather in using each dollar to accomplish its most valuable purpose. 

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