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  • Fighter Pilot turned Financial Guru

    Fighter Pilot turned Financial Guru

    This week on Indy’s Real Estate Gurus meet Chris Norwood, CFA, MPA, Senior Investment Advisor at Biechele Royce Advisors. Chris talks with Rick Ripma and Jeff Kucic about whats the stock and bond markets and where he see those markets and your retirement investments going. If you want to protect your retirement egg then you need to listen this Sunday at 11AM on Freedom 95 950AM and 95.9FM or on Itunes at Freedom 95.

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  • Refinancing a Rental Property

    Refinancing a Rental Property

    Rental Properties can be difficult and confusing. This video explains the rules and cost of refinancing your rental property. Hello, my name is Dave. I am a client of Rick. My wife and I are currently trying to figure out where we would like to buy a new home in the Indianapolis area. The home we currently own in Westfield (which Rick helped us with), is currently being rented out. We are trying to decide if we want to go ahead and sell the home, or continue to rent the house out. If we continue to rent the home, we […]

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  • Selling a Home Without a Realtor

    Can you sell your home without a realtor? Hello, my name is Dave Powell. I have always been curious about how to approach selling a home without a realtor. On more than one occasion my wife and I have had the opportunity to sell our  Westfield, Indiana home (just north of Indianapolis) on our own but were unsure of all the ins and outs. Rick did a great job explaining to us how it is a pretty simple process and with a little bit of knowledge and confidence we could end up with quite a bit of extra cash. By […]

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  • Credit scores, what do they mean?

    Credit scores, what do they mean?

    What does your credit score mean and should you work to improve it. In this video I explain what each credit score level means and and if yours needs work.

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  • Energy efficiency upgrade and your income taxes!

    Energy efficiency upgrade and your income taxes!

    You see the ads about how energy efficiency improvements and how they can lower your income taxes. In this video Rick Ripma and Jay Horn, Partner, Meridian CPA’s discuss how this tax break works and how it might benefit you.

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  • Are Discount Points Tax Deductible

    Are Discount Points Tax Deductible

    If you finance a home and pay discount points can you deduct them on your income taxes? Listen in as Rick Ripma and Jay Horn, Partner, Meridian CPA’s, talk about you might be able to write off your discount points.

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  • What are the tax benefits of owning a home?

    What are the tax benefits of owning a home?

    Everyone tells you about the great tax savings owning a home generates. Listen in as Jay Horn Meridian CPA’s explains how you can save on your taxes by owning a home.

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  • What is the Minimum Alternative Tax

    What is the Minimum Alternative Tax

    What is the Minimum Alternative Tax and how can it affect you. Jay Horn, Partner, Meridian CPA’s explains this tax and how it came about and how it may change in the future.

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  • How does a 2nd mortgage affect taxes?

    How does a 2nd mortgage affect taxes?

    Can you deducted the interest paid on your second mortgage or home equity line of credit. In this video Rick Ripma ‘Your Hard Working Mortgage Guy’ and Jay Horn, Partner, Meridian CPA’s discuss when you can deduct both second mortgage interest and home equity line of credit.

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