Month: December 2013

Is Gold Still a Good Investment?

Whenever an asset class experiences a large price swing, whether up or down, people naturally try to understand what the causes have been and whether or not the asset class is currently worth buying or the reverse.  Indeed, since the beginning of 2013 we’ve seen the price of gold drop by 25%.  Gold is now…
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Is a Roth 401(k) Right for You?

Traditional Individual Retirement Accounts (IRAs) and Roth IRAs have been around for some time now.   For those of you unfamiliar with the difference, a Roth is the inverse of a traditional IRA.  That is, contributions made to a traditional IRA are tax deductible when made, but taxed when withdrawn, typically beginning at age 71.  With…
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‘Tis the Season for Giving

For some, the end-of-year holidays engender thoughts of helping those less fortunate. For others, it’s a time to develop strategies to save on taxes. Charitable giving allows you to achieve both goals. However, what if you would like to help but don’t yet know to which charities you would like to contribute? One of the…
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