Do financial statements baffle you? Do your eyes glaze over when your banker seems to be speaking another language? Chances are you aren’t up to speed on the latest bank jargon. Once you decode these common bank terms, you’ll be in a better position to manage and grow your assets.
You may have noticed that deposited funds aren’t reflected immediately on an online bank statement or paper receipt. That discrepancy occurs because your available balance refers to ... [More]
Do your eyes glaze over when you see the term IRA? Are you sick and tired of all those ads on tv talking about retirement? I hear ya! These days, retirement – and retirement planning – is the 800 pound gorilla in most people’s homes.
Well, have no fear...let’s take a look at what an IRA is and how they have evolved over time. Once we understand the history, we can move on to other related topics: investing, planning and other retirement ideas.
Basically, an IRA is an &ld... [More]
One of the most frequent questions asked to our 1st Mariner Financial Advisers is regarding the choice of a Traditional or Roth IRA*.
It is complicated...
At first glance, the Roth IRA is very appealing since it offers the long term investor the ability to withdraw funds TAX FREE (after age 59 ½, a holding period of 5 years or for very specific exception situations). Investors must bear in mind that the Roth does not offer the possible tax deduction of the Traditional IRA.
In reality, it... [More]