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Brian O'Connell

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by Brian O'Connell Feb 28, 2022

Individual retirement accounts (IRAs) first came along in the mid-1970s. This means that the first Americans to make use of these retirement savings vehicles throughout their careers are now headed into their golden years. And consequently, more and more individuals will start inheriting IRAs from spouses or older family members. Let’s break down what taxes you have to pay when inheriting an IRA. A financial advisor can help you create an estate plan for your family’s needs and goals. Read more

by Brian O'Connell Jan 07, 2019

If you’re thinking of investing in real estate, why not buy a rental property? Whether it’s just a small home or apartment or, at the higher end, a multi-family home or apartment building, you can generate robust and reliable income from a rental property. Read more

by Brian O'Connell Jan 10, 2020

Buying stocks, bonds, and other investments through a brokerage firm is cheaper and easier than ever. Deals abound, as discount brokers like Charles Schwab and Ally charge as low as $4.95 per trade. In many cases, opening a brokerage account with one of these brokers takes just minutes. Here’s how to choose a brokerage and open an account. Read more

by Brian O'Connell Feb 02, 2021

Hedge funds are more loosely regulated than traditional mutual funds and tend to invest in different types of securities. This can mean higher returns, but it can also mean higher fees and greater… Read more