Retirement Savings… Are You on Track?

By Mack Bekeza Retirement savings… that thing you are supposed to live off of when you no longer want to work. Although people seem to talk about it frequently, most people do not realize how important it is to actually save for retirement. In fact, there are numerous statistics that show how little people save […]

HSAs and what you need to know about them!

By Mack Bekeza Since 2003, Health Savings Accounts (“HSAs”) have been an excellent tool for families to help cover current healthcare costs, along with future healthcare costs. HSAs are also known to be an excellent tax-planning tool since participants are allowed to contribute on a pre-tax basis and the funds grow tax deferred. Additionally, participants […]

Active Versus Passive Investment Strategy…Which is Best?

By Mack Bekeza Investors have been debating if it is better to have an active investment strategy or a passive one. On one side, investors claim that being active will allow them to capture the best investment opportunities and optimally manage risk. On the other side, investors claim that going passive will help them secure […]

Rouge Broker Steals $1.3 Million From an 89-Year old!

By Mack Bekeza On July 2016, FINRA discovered that Travis Wetzel, a former broker who was originally barred from the industry in 2013, had been making fraudulent annuity withdrawal requests for an 89-year old’s Variable Annuity with Prudential. Once Prudential got wind of this, it immediately investigated the situation and discovered that the withdrawals were […]

How to Get the Most Out of Index Funds

By Mack Bekeza Although index funds can be an excellent choice for retirement investing, many people do not have a complete understanding of how they work. Before we get into the main topic, let’s get some facts straight about what these funds have done historically. Over the long term, have index funds outperformed the large […]

How to use Credit Cards the right way!

By Mack Bekeza Credit Cards, just a piece of plastic that spirals people into debt right? Well… not always. In fact, many people who use credit cards tend to actually save money on certain items. That’s right! People can actually save money by utilizing a credit card! But how? Although there are plenty of ways […]

The Importance of Saving

By Mack Bekeza Saving, sounds hard, right? Well actually not as much as you think, but it does require will power and a positive attitude. In most cases, people begin to start saving but end up quitting because of a few things: They save too much and end up having to spend most of it […]

Water Cooler Wisdom: Second Quarter 2016

By Mack Bekeza Is the U.S the only place for long term returns? Although the United States has experienced one of the best bull markets in terms of duration and returns, investors have been wondering what is next. This past year has not been as invigorating as the prior few years and, on top of […]