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How to Maximize Your QBI Deduction

One of the major provisions from the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act that was enacted in 2018 (and runs through 2025) is the qualified business income deduction (QBI deduction). It is a special deduction claimed on the individual tax return… Read Now >>

Refinance Now? You Must Consider These Factors

July 30, 2020

Refinance opportunities remain with today’s low rates but it’s not one size fits all. You have to understand numerous factors to determine your true after-tax cost savings. Find out what’s going on in the mortgage market and what you need… Read Now >>


Mortgage Question: Is it Better to Have a Bigger or Smaller Down Payment?

July 29, 2020

Mortgage loans have been a hot topic in the financial world lately, which is why our last few articles on the Illumination Wealth Blog have been focused on this timely subject. In this particular article, we will actually be talking… Read Now >>


Owners’ Equity Episode 10: A Conversation with Reb Risty, Founder of REBL Marketing

July 24, 2020

On this episode of Owners’ Equity, our conversation dives into brand messaging and deepening customer relationships through video marketing with Reb Risty, Founder of REBL Marketing. In this episode you will learn: – How to improve your brand message in… Read Now >>


Does it Make Sense to Take Out a Mortgage for a Tax Deduction?

July 23, 2020

A lot of property owners right now are considering refinancing their mortgage loans while the home prices are high and the interest rates are low. Check out my article from last week for more information to help you decide if… Read Now >>


Is it a Good Investment to Reduce My Loan Balance During a Refinance?

July 22, 2020

Many homeowners are considering mortgage refinances right now because interest rates are still so low and home prices continue to rise with low housing inventory throughout the country. It may seem like a no-brainer to refinance and lower your mortgage… Read Now >>


Should You Take The EIDL Loan?

July 17, 2020

  If you aren’t already aware, the Small Business Association is still accepting applications for Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL).We explain just why you may want to take their off as well as the pros and cons of taking this… Read Now >>


How to Actually Know if Your Mortgage Refinance Makes Financial Sense

July 8, 2020

When looking at the current real estate and mortgage refinance markets, two financial indicators really stand out: Mortgage rates are at historic lows Home prices are on the rise Understanding These Indicators Both of these are fairly easy to explain.… Read Now >>


When and Why You Should Sell Your Stocks

July 2, 2020

This is the age-old question for all stock market investors… When is the best time to sell my stocks? As we all know, the answer is never just as simple as “Buy low. Sell high.” It’s not always easy to… Read Now >>


9 Lessons From My First 9 Owners’ Equity Interviews

June 30, 2020

After 9 detailed and insightful Owners’ Equity Interviews, Matt Rinkey, the Founder of Illumination Wealth shares his top 9 takeaways from the series and explains how you can implement them into your business. The 9 Lessons: 1: Using Data Not… Read Now >>


What is Private Equity and What Could it Mean for Your 401k?

June 24, 2020

Earlier this month, the U.S. Department of Labor released a letter that stated private equity investments would soon be allowed within certain retirement plans. There will be specific rules to follow and more details to learn, but we could start… Read Now >>