Lorin Bice Blog

Should I open a Traditional IRA or a Roth IRA?

Woo-hoo!  Happy April 15th!   It’s Federal Income Tax Filing Deadline Day!  No?  Not a cause for celebration at your house? Ok, then – we’ll move on to something useful then: Traditional IRAs vs. Roth IRAs. Each year I repeatedly hear the question “Which is better: a Roth or a Traditional IRA?” And each year, I […]

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Budgeting Today, Saving for Tomorrow

If we have nothing but a house payment, two car payments, three credit card payments, and four kids that require more monthly maintenance that the two cars… how on Earth do we get started with an investment plan? Most of us don’t have a large inheritance or a winning lottery ticket — so where do […]

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Government shutdown: a big deal for unpaid workers

“Destiny guides our fortunes more favorably than we could have expected. Look there, Sancho Panza, my friend, and see those thirty or so wild giants, with whom I intend to do battle and kill each and all of them, so with their stolen booty we can begin to enrich ourselves. This is nobel, righteous warfare, […]

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Fear and greed have no place in your portfolio

Well, Happy New Year and a big “Bah Humbug” from the stock market indices. Like a certain former President once said: “I feel your pain.” Trust me, I really do. I unintentionally opened my retirement account statement just a few days before Christmas and ouch! It was not a jolly feeling, no… not in the […]

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A Fisherman’s Tale

I was talking to my friend Michael not too long ago and he shared a fish story with me. Now– don’t roll your eyes, it was a fishing story… not a “fish story.” He was out on the flats on the eastern side of our Sunshine State and had a rather successful day. He had […]

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