Guest post from Jason R.
Stocks around the world rebounded in the 4th quarter but returns for the year were mostly negative.
2015 will be looked at as a market of two halves. The first half was calm and complacent while the second half was wild and volatile. Stocks posted positive gains in the 4th quarter, but it was not enough to prevent 2015 from being the weakest for returns since 2008.
With less than two weeks left in 2015 I wanted to share the most popular posts on our blog from 2015. Thanks for reading our blogs each week and the feedback you provide. We’ll see you in 2016. Happy Holidays!
Here are the 10 most popular posts from 2015.
Over the last few weeks, I have reached out to colleagues around the USA and asked them to submit their favorite books on business and non business topics. I am happy to share their submissions. It was fun to see one particular book being recommended several times.
One of the few hobbies I have been able to keep up as I enter middle age is reading. I read a lot more this year, but only a few books make the cut that I would recommend to you. If you are looking to pick up something to read this holiday season here are a few of my favorites for 2015.
Investing and Business Books
SEP-IRAs (Simplified Employee Pension Individual Retirement Arrangement) have been the most common retirement plan for self-employed` individuals and small businesses owners. They allow business owners to contribute a chunk of money to their retirement plans while reducing their tax bills at the same time.
After tax 401k contributions have been a source of confusion for most people who can contribute to a 401k plan. It used to be tricky how to handle after tax 401k contributions once you leave your company or retire.
Guest post from David Waldrop, CFP® with Bridgeview Capital Advisors, Inc.