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Mike Pasieka, CFA, CAIA

Can I Contribute To A 401k And An IRA?

Can I Contribute To A 401k And An IRA?

This question comes up frequently when it comes to retirement: can I contribute to a 401k and an IRA? Fortunately for your retirement nest egg, you can contribute to both types of retirement accounts. In fact, both workplace and individual retirement...
IRA Tax Deduction – Do You Qualify?

IRA Tax Deduction – Do You Qualify?

Clients often ask if they qualify for an IRA tax deduction. Individual Retirement Arrangements, more widely known as Individual Retirement Accounts (IRAs), are one of the most popular retirement savings tools in America in addition to 401ks. It’s no surprise...
How Will Midterm Elections Impact the Market?

How Will Midterm Elections Impact the Market?

Midterm elections are coming up in less than a week, and due to the major implications that the midterms can have on fiscal policy, many investors are asking: what effect will the elections have on the market? With the return of market volatility in October,...
The Effect of Currency on International Returns

The Effect of Currency on International Returns

My wife and I took a cruise through Europe in the fall of 2013 along the Mediterranean. As we arrived at different ports and visited various cities along the sea, I was floored by how little my dollar went overseas. With a foreign exchange (FX) rate of about...