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In an effort to separate investing for long term wealth creation versus short term speculation, the IRS taxes investment gains (known as capital gains) at a different tax rate. Whether it’s gains or losses, there are basically two categories that we are concerned about: long term and short term. Long Term Versus Short To determine [...]

In contrast to the more traditional 401(K), where the employer determines who holds the accounts and which products can be purchased, the self directed 401(K) offers the owner more options. The freedom to choose one’s investments and “play the market” encourages more direct involvement in retirement planning. This is a retirement account where the investor [...]

A 401(k) plan is a retirement savings plan that many United States employers offer to its employees.  In this plan, participates contribute pre-tax salary into the plan and is often rewarded with a match for a portion of the contribution. Congress recognized that corporations have been cutting back on its pension packages to remain competitive [...]

Dividends are payments that corporations make to people owning their shares.  It is undoubtedly one of the best reasons why people buy equity, and it’s the company’s best way to reward its shareholders.  Many public companies that make money will retain portions of their earnings and pay the rest out as dividends to all shareholders.  [...]

If you’re a young investor and you’re looking for ways of making money, it’s time to start serious investing. Most of us have heard that investing in the right market and in the right time can create wonders. If you want to get rich, you need to follow the guide to the investor’s world. If [...]