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Is a SIMPLE IRA or 401(k) Better for My Business?

When setting up a retirement plan for your business, you have options. In most cases, it will come down to a choice between a 401(k) and a SIMPLE IRA. As with most big financial decisions, there will be pros and… Read Now >>

Matt’s Appearance on Love Real Estate Radio

January 9, 2014

Here is a link to our Love Real Estate radio show appearance on December 21, 2013. My segment starts at minute 36:20. Check it out. In it we discussed some very important topics for future home-buyers and wealth builders including:… Read Now >>

Illumination Wealth January 2014: Is It Possible to Predict the Future?

January 2, 2014

Happy 2014! We hope you had an excellent holiday season and that it carries over into an even better 2014.  As they say, today is your first (or second) blank page of a 365 page book. Make sure your write… Read Now >>

A ‘Real’ San Diego Real Estate Market Update

December 13, 2013

My friend, Jeff Grant of Sand & Sea Investments (a Full Service Real Estate Brokerage Firm in San Diego) provided me with some great information regarding the San Diego housing market. Recently, he sat down with key economists, speculators, and statisticians… Read Now >>

Think & Grow Rich

December 9, 2013

Think & Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill is one of the best business and personal development books ever written. It has influenced more high-achieving wealth builders (not just financially) than any other book out there. Here is a link to… Read Now >>

Illumination Wealth December 2013: Do you have WINter vACaTION Plans?

December 2, 2013

We hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend with your family. Over the weekend a friend shared with me something about being grateful that I would like to share with you: “ Gratitude is simply a choice to become aware… Read Now >>

National Day of Service: Feeding America November 16th, 2013

December 2, 2013

Tax-Code Wealth Building Ideas & Retirement Plan Contributions Amounts

November 8, 2013

On the tables below you will find all of the 2013 Retirement Plan maximum contribution amounts in detail. Please be aware that all standard 401(k) or 403(b) contributions must be made by December 31st. Traditional, Roth, & SIMPLE IRA contributions… Read Now >>

Illumination Wealth November 2013: Don’t Be Gone From November

November 4, 2013

Hey there! November is always a meaningful month for us. It represents family, service, gratitude and change. In that tradition, there are two very significant things we are doing in November and we want you to join us. First, as… Read Now >>

Illumination Wealth Gives Back: National Day of Service November 16th, 2013

October 30, 2013

Because of our commitment to family and the community, we have chosen to volunteer time in support of Feeding America. Feeding America distributes nutritious food items directly into the hands of local students and their families through Farm2Kids and the… Read Now >>

Illumination Wealth October 2013: Why 2014 Starts Now

October 1, 2013

How’s it going? That’s right, the calendar says that fourth quarter is upon us. For my football fans, we are entering the second quarter of the season as my lowly Minnesota Vikings sit with a record of 1-3. If you… Read Now >>