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Is Market Risk Systematic or Unsystematic?

Is Market Risk Systematic or Unsystematic?

Risk is an unavoidable aspect of every investment. There are many different kinds of risk, from rising interest rates to liquidity to regulatory and operational risk. 

Aug 16, 2022

What Are the Pros and Cons of a Single Tenant Net Lease?

What Are the Pros and Cons of a Single Tenant Net Lease?

Real estate investors seeking investment properties that offer the potential for fewer managerial duties and lower owner costs often turn to single tenant net leased assets. Single tenant properties are 100 percent occupied by a solo tenant that is responsible for paying all maintenance costs, as well as property taxes and insurance, which can result in fewer ongoing financial responsibilities for the property owner. 

Aug 8, 2022

Is Rental Income Subject to Self-Employment Tax?

Is Rental Income Subject to Self-Employment Tax?

Even Albert Einstein struggled to understand the intricacies of income taxes, famously stating, “The hardest thing in the world to understand is the income tax.”

Aug 5, 2022

How Much Does a Certified Financial Planner Cost?

How Much Does a Certified Financial Planner Cost?

Strategic money management isn’t a strong suit for many people. They don’t have the time, knowledge, or interest to dig deep into such planning. This is where a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ can step in to help. These experts have the knowledge and understanding to build a solid financial strategy that fits various goals and objectives. 

Aug 1, 2022

Do You Pay FICA on Retirement Income?

Do You Pay FICA on Retirement Income?

Questions about retirement income taxes tend to confuse many taxpayers, especially when the topic is specific to Social Security and other pension-related income. After all, the taxpayer has been watching those deductions subtracted from their pay for many years, expecting to finally enjoy watching the money flow back in during retirement, right? Well, not so fast. Most retirement income is subject to income taxes, including FICA.

Jul 28, 2022

What Is a Turnkey Asset Management Program?

What Is a Turnkey Asset Management Program?

Financial advisors and asset managers often turn to Turnkey Asset Management Programs (TAMPs) to help them manage clients’ accounts. 

Jul 23, 2022

What Questions Should I Ask Myself Before I Retire?

What Questions Should I Ask Myself Before I Retire?

A comprehensive retirement plan requires some extensive pre-planning to ensure you’ve built enough financial assets to live comfortably as you age. 

Jul 15, 2022

What Is the Difference Between a Net Lease and a Triple Net Lease?

What Is the Difference Between a Net Lease and a Triple Net Lease?

Lease types vary along a spectrum from gross to absolute, with quite a few stops in between. Among the common ones are Single Net, Double Net, and Triple Net. These are often referred to using the “N” corresponding to their characterization.

Jul 10, 2022

How Do You Report Interest in a Delaware Statutory Trust (DST)?

How Do You Report Interest in a Delaware Statutory Trust (DST)?

Real estate investments may be an attractive way to pursue your financial goals. However, every investor is different, and each has individual preferences for how to invest. For some, direct ownership and management of property may be satisfying, while for others, that approach is too labor-intense. Delaware Statutory Trusts (DSTs) are worth considering for investors exploring passive options. Investing in a DST may provide some potential advantages of direct real estate ownership without the direct ownership management responsibilities. The IRS has defined a DST investment as direct fractional ownership of commercial real estate.

Jul 6, 2022

What Is Over-Leverage in Real Estate?

What Is Over-Leverage in Real Estate?

Real estate investors often use leverage to help increase the performance of their returns. While this works well when property values are appreciating and operations are running smoothly, it can backfire when things aren’t going as well. This problem is exacerbated when an investor decides to over-leverage. 

Jun 30, 2022

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