Editor’s Note: Briant Sikorski from Stratos Wealth Partners in Cary contributed this article. Cary, NC – When friends and loved ones finally raise their glasses to bid you a long and healthy retirement, you do not want to be worrying about how your bills will get paid. That is why it is so important to participate in […]
About Briant Sikorski
Briant entered the financial services industry after a twenty-year career in the venture capital, information technology, telecommunications and automotive manufacturing industries. Briant holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Michigan and a Master of Business Administration degree from Oakland University.
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If you’re ready to start investing or ramp up your current investment initiatives, but there just doesn’t seem to be enough money left over at the end of the month, don’t give up. The following strategies could help you manage your money better and free up resources for your investment goals.
Early retirement is a phrase many Americans wish they could turn into a reality. While retiring in your 50s or early 60s sounds enticing, it typically requires years of planning to make sure you’ve accumulated enough retirement assets to last for 20 or 30 years or more.
If you’re thinking about giving money to minor children, such as a new grandchild, it might make sense to take advantage of The Uniform Gifts to Minors Act or The Uniform Transfers to Minors Act (UGMA/UTMA), depending on your state.
Traditional IRAs and Roth IRAs – there are some key differences between these two types of individual retirement accounts (IRAs). While the contribution limits are the same for both, each has its own specific rules and potential benefits.
As a single parent, you need to understand the financial strategies that can stretch your income and help you lay the groundwork for a secure future.
As Americans migrate toward conducting banking and other financial transactions online, the threat of falling victim to ever-more sophisticated cyber-crimes continues to rise.
Millions of Americans fall victim to identity theft each year, and their financial losses are in the billions. In 2012, an estimated 16.6 million Americans experienced identity theft, causing losses of $24.7 billion.*
Regardless of whether you and your parents have always talked freely about money or whether you’ve never discussed the subject, there are several considerations you may want to address with them as they approach their later years.
I’ll share some strategies for small-business owners who are diversifying outside of the business.