WILL RENTING OUT FORECLOSURES HELP THE HOUSING MARKET?

Is this the initiative that could turn things around? Presented by Dywane A. Hall, MA, RFC, CRPC Another big idea – with a big opportunity attached. No magic wand will repair the sluggish housing market, yet the idea of converting foreclosed homes into rental properties has opened eyes – especially the eyes of private equity … [Read more…]

THE SOLO 401(k)

A retirement savings vehicle designed for the smallest businesses. Presented by Dywane A. Hall The solo 401(k), or solo (k) as it is sometimes called, allows a self-employed individual to set up a 401(k) plan combined with a profit-sharing plan. You can set up one of these if you work for yourself or own a … [Read more…]

WEEKLY ECONOMIC UPDATE 4-2

THIS WEEK: The March ISM manufacturing index and February construction spending data arrive Monday. Tuesday presents Commerce Department reports on February factory orders and March vehicle sales along with the March 13 FOMC minutes. On Wednesday, the March edition of ISM’s service sector index is out, plus Q1 earnings from Monsanto and Bed Bath & … [Read more…]

IRA DEADLINES ARE APPROACHING

April is nearly here. Keep your IRA in mind. Presented by Dywane A. Hall, MA, RFC, CRPC Many of us associate April with taxes. We should also associate it with IRAs, for April is the month with the deadlines for IRA contributions and mandatory IRA withdrawals. The deadline for your 2011 IRA contribution is April … [Read more…]