Pay Attention to the Self-Directed IRA Rules to Avoid IRS Problems

Self-Directed IRA Rules

No one wants to draw the ire of the Internal Revenue Service. It just isn’t a pleasing prospect to have to deal with the IRS if you’ve done something wrong. For this reason, if you have a self-directed IRA, it is necessary to know the self-directed IRA rules, which are different from the rules relating to other types of investment accounts. Traditional IRAs are accounts that allow contributions from the account holder with the purpose of saving for retirement. The decision on where to invest these funds are made by banks and brokerage firms or by the mutual funds chosen by the account … [Read more...]

Where to Invest 100k Like a Big-Time Billionaire

Where to Invest 100k

People who make billions of dollars are usually risk takers. They usually can’t wait to get out of school and get started living life. In fact, many billionaires choose to drop out of school, betting on themselves rather than an education. They also are more willing than others to gamble their life savings, again believing in their ability to generate wealth. And if they fail, they are more likely to do it all over again as soon as they can. However, once they make their billions, their willingness to take risks usually dissipates quite a bit. They are more concerned with investing their … [Read more...]

When Should I Retire?  How About When You Want To!

When Should I Retire

Deciding when to retire is a major event in most people’s lives. There are all sorts of questions related to when should I retire that is can become a giant jigsaw puzzle that has a hundred different solutions. You have to determine whether or not you have enough money to retire by estimating how much money you are going to spend in retirement. Then, you have to consider all income sources that will be providing you with income after you retire. If the numbers add up in a way that makes you feel like you could live comfortably without working, then you have your answer. If, however, they … [Read more...]

Stock Valuation Methods and How to Invest Intelligently

Stock Valuation Methods

In case you are new to investing in stocks, you might not know what stock valuation is, much less which stock valuation methods you should use as part of your investment toolbox. At the very basic level, stock valuation is a method of calculating values of stocks. You are trying to figure out what individual stocks are worth before you invest in them. Yep, that’s it. Even though the definition of stock valuation is fairly straightforward, the actual process is critically important to investors. You need to employ various stock valuation methods to help predict future market prices. As … [Read more...]

Qatar Proving to be Major Business Hub


The MENA (Middle East and North Africa) region encompasses 15 countries and a population of more than 226 million. The area is one of significant cultural and economic diversity. In terms of business opportunities, the Middle East is essentially the point at which Asia, Africa and Europe meet in a trade crossroad, which opens many doors for operations. The Middle East and North Africa boasts an abundance of gas and oil reserves, making the area an important source of energy. Despite this however, MENA governments are striving to open up their economic capabilities to new markets and … [Read more...]

Picking the Best Retirement Income Strategies for a Stable Future

Retirement Income Strategies

Stress is created by not knowing what the future holds. Even if it’s just walking into a situation you know nothing about, you are bound to experience some level of stress. Usually, this stress is manageable because most situations aren’t life changing. However, when it comes to your retirement planning, not knowing what is going to happen can make the stress unbearable. Unfortunately, you aren’t going to know absolutely for sure what your golden years are going to look like in terms of income, which can cause an immense amount of stress the closer you get to retirement age. However, if you … [Read more...]

Can’t Get That Loan? Here are Your Credit Repair Solutions


There's nothing worse than going in to buy that big ticket item, and then ... denied!!! You can't get the loan you need because you've got lousy credit. Contrary to what you might read, not everyone is perfect with money.  We all make mistakes.  If you don't think so, just check out how much student loan debt is out there. Fortunately if you're stuck in this kind of bad situation, there are some simple credit repair solutions available that can help you get back on track and in a better position to buy those things you wanted.   The Beginning of Your Credit Repair Solutions - … [Read more...]

How Stable is the Export Market for Your Target Customers?


May 2014 saw UK exports increase for the 14th month in a row. Yet as IMF chief, Christine Lagarde recently reminded us, key European markets are far from being out of the woods as businesses continue to grapple with problems such as access to credit, unreformed labour markets and the threat of deflation. It’s a similar story across the globe. In uncertain times, you might ask how stable is the export market?  The natural response of many organisations is to target their export strategy at only the most stable markets: the assumption being that a relative absence of political and economic … [Read more...]

Self-Employed?  Save for Retirement Using an Individual 401k

individual 401k

Just because you’re self-employed, shouldn’t you get to save money for retirement tax-free just like all the rest of us working-stiffs? The good news: You can!  Out of all the financial savings plans out there, the individual 401k probably offers the best benefits because it was designed to look like the 401k plans offered to employees of large companies. The IRS decided that sole proprietorships should not be left out of the benefits that come with a 401k plan. So, in 2002, the agency created the Economic Growth and Tax Relief Reconciliation Act that gives the self-employed and their … [Read more...]

Choosing the Best Investment Companies to Meet Your Financial Goals

Successful Businessman Eyeing On Currency by imagerymajestic

If everyone knew how to choose the best investment companies, the bad ones would already be out of business. Unfortunately, so many factors go into choosing the right investment companies for each individual that it can take a lot of trial and error before you find one that works for you. Luckily for you, many investors have gone before you, which means you can learn from their mistakes. Not every investor has the same goals, though.  So even if someone was wildly successful with one investment company, it does not always predict future success for you. Here is what you need to do to … [Read more...]