IRAs

 

Tax legislation—the SECURE Act in December 2019 and the CARES Act in March 2020—each contain rules impacting IRAs. Because of law changes, there is much confusion about what to do with these accou...

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the number of years spent in retirement is about 18, which assumes retirement at age 63 and a life expectancy from then to age 81. Will you have the money on hand ...

The importance of an education is no secret. Statistically, lifetime earnings increase with the level of education. And with today’s changing technology the need for continued learning is high. From...

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, two thirds of American workers don’t put money into a retirement plan at work, either because they aren’t offered one or they choose not to contribute. The res...

Does It Pay to Be Old?

That may be the conclusion you reach when you see the tax breaks limited to those of a certain age:Medical and dental expenses. While most taxpayers can itemize these costs only if the total excee...

April 1: Deadline for the First RMD

If you turned age 701/2 in 2013 and did not take any required minimum distribution (RMD) from your IRA and/or qualified retirement plan, you must do so no later than April 1, 2014, in order to avoid a...

Contributions to IRAs Versus Roth IRAs: Confused No More

There are two personal tax-advantaged ways to save for retirement: an IRA, which may be deductible or nondeductible (“traditional IRA”), and a Roth IRA, which is made with after-tax dollars. These...

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