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The Next Stock Market Crash Is Less Than Fifteen Minutes Away

Now that unintelligent investors are panicking about the Greece Debt Crisis, which have been staring them in the face for more than a year now, I think it is a good time to repost this blog.

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 Buy when everyone else is selling and hold until everyone else is buying. That’s not just a catchy slogan. It’s the very essence of successful investing. –J. Paul Getty

How do most people lose money in the market? They panic!

Next Stock Market Crash

Read My Article from 2012The Next Stock Market Crash Is Less Than Fifteen Minutes Away

*A few days after I first wrote this piece, the market actual had a one-day “flash crash” where some stocks went from $60 to only a few pennies; however, all these trades were reversed as they were deemed not good trades.

~The is excerpt  from the Book : “Simpler, Safer Investing: How NOT to Lose Money, Over 110 Years of Investing History Cannot Be WrongSherwin Presley Brown 

Very Important 2015 IRA Changes

Very Important IRS IRA change for 2015: Please read, and save and share info:

New IRS IRA 2015 Rule

A) 60-Day Rollovers for IRAs – Effective for distributions taken on or after January 1, 2015, you are permitted to roll over only one distribution from an IRA (Traditional, Roth, or SIMPLE) in a 12-month period, regardless of the number of IRAs you own. A distribution may be rolled over to the same IRA or to another IRA that is eligible to receive the rollover.

However, you can still do as many custodians to custodians transfer (also known as a Direct Transfer) as you want. A Smart thing to do is to save your one Rollover ( getting the money from the firm/custodian in a check to you in your hands or your non-IRA account at your bank) per every 12 months and only use that in an emergency, but do all other movements of your IRA’s by Firm to Firm transfer.

Just to be clear:

1) A rollover is where you get a check or funds distributed directly to you personally and you have the option to rollover it back into an IRA with a custodian/Firm within 60 days to avoid taxes (or taxes and penalty if you are under age 59 and half*)

2)A Direct IRA to IRA Transfer is where you do not take physical possession of the funds personally: (Hands off),It gets moved by going from one firm to another: Example if you have an IRA at Firm A and you Instructed firm B to take possession of the money from firm A;
Firm A will send the IRA funds directly to your IRA at Firm B; once it gets yours the transfer instructions from firm B.

A Direct IRA Transfer, is now you best option if you want to move your IRA money from one firm to another; less work and this usually does do not generate any IRS 1099R forms.
For more information on the new rollover limitations, please visit the IRS website at www.irs.gov..
*Like most IRS Rules there are always some exceptions

Please remember to check out my books for more helpful tips and paying less taxes and  Safer Investments  ideas:

As Warren Buffett  says: ” Rule number one do not lose money, Rule number two: see rule number one”   

Two Financial Headlines That Will Shock You

Here are two money news headlines that will have you shaking your head

Breaking News

1) Per CNN Money.com: Only 48% of Americans have invested in the Stock Markets, this includes 401(k) money. That means 52% are missing out on the over 200% return in the past six years. There will be a lot of broke retired people in the future.

2) Per NPR.org:  So much money is going into Swiss Banks that the Swiss government is paying a negative rate of return, in other words, people are paying the Swiss Government to hold their own money … that is stupid.

Here is the great news; sooner than later, they have to come back in the stock market, and this will push the markets higher. I will make a prediction that within less than 18 months, the DOW (the 30 industrial stocks) will move from 18,000 to over 20,000!

In addition, these people are who work for a company that matches their employees’ contributions are actually saying to their employer, “That extra money that you are paying me so I do not have to work for forever and will have better much better financial life when I retire? Keep you money I do not want it, I want to be a worker bee for the rest of my life.”

Per CNBC .com:  Seventy-three percent of employers who have a 401(k) Plans for their employees match their employees contributions. Companies such as Wal-Mart Google, Medtronic, Starbucks will match 100% of your first 4-6% contribution.

So simple math: if you are earning $50,000 and you contribute 10% each year ($5,000), then your employer will contribute a matching amount the first 6% that is $3,000. So now you have a total of $8,000 starting to work for you each year.

But, say you work there 20 years and do not contribute a dime, then you gave up over $60,000! And if that $3,000 only compounded at 7% per year with dividends plus growth, you are missing out on $122,986, not to mention the tens of thousands of dollar of taxes savings that will be working for you if you are an intelligent investor.

And keep you money in a traditional 401(k) Plan and not a Roth.

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Please do note: Each company has different vesting periods on the money they match, for example the first year is 20% vested, second year is 60% vested then, after three years you are 100% vested. However, there are no vesting periods on the money you contributed for yourself–you are 100% immediately vested, and you can rollover/take this money with you any time you leave the company. In addition, the IRS and sometimes your employer set the limits each year on how much you can contribute each year.

 As of 2015, the limited by the IRS is $18,000 if you are under age 50, but if you are 50 or older (up to age 71-and-a-half), you can do an additional $6,000 for a total of $24,000 per year.

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