1. Can I use my self-directed IRA to take out a loan?

    Learn the little-known circumstances that allow a self-directed IRA to be used to take out a loan. Some restrictions also ...
  2. What are the deadlines for contributing to my Roth IRA?

    Annual contributions to a Roth IRA can be made from January 1 of the current year to April 15 of the following year, providing ...
  3. How can I change the information on my Social Security card?

    Discover the process of filing for a name change on your social security card, the documentation required for the request ...
  4. How can you get your Canada Pension Plan (CPP) payments early?

    Learn about how Canadian taxpayers can receive benefits from their Canada Pension Plan before reaching normal retirement ...
  5. What are the differences between a 10-K report and a firm's own annual report?

    Understand the key differences between a corporation's own annual report and its 10-K report filed with the SEC and how investors ...
  6. How are DB(k) plans set up?

    Learn how to establish a DB(k) plan. This hybrid qualified retirement plan can actually be easier to establish than other ...
  7. How and when can you convert a Registered Retirement Savings Plan (RRSP) into a Registered ...

    Discover how and when to convert your Registered Retirement Savings Plan into a Registered Retirement Income Fund, and learn ...
  8. When do Registered Retirement Income Fund (RRIF) payments start and when do they ...

    Learn how and when to take distributions from your Registered Retirement Income Fund, including withdrawals above the required ...
  9. What are the main differences between a Registered Retirement Income Fund (RRIF) ...

    Learn about the advantages and differences of Registered Retirement Income Funds and life annuities. Explore two different ...
  10. What are the contribution limits for a Spousal IRA?

    Contributing to a spousal IRA for a nonworking spouse is a way of investing in a robust retirement fund for both members ...
  11. What is the penalty for withdrawing money from my Roth IRA?

    Learn what penalties are imposed when you withdraw money from your Roth IRA and under what conditions these penalties do ...
  12. Are Social Security benefits taxable?

    Find out what rules and guidelines govern if your social security benefits are taxable. Learn how to determine if you are ...
  13. What should you consider before taking a loan on your Registered Retirement Savings ...

    Learn about the primary factors you should consider before deciding to take out a loan from your Registered Retirement Savings ...
  14. What is the accounting treatment for discontinued operations in IFRS and U.S. GAAP?

    Find out what accountants define as "discontinued operations" under US GAAP and IFRS and the differences that exist between ...
  15. What is the difference between a DB(k) plan and a 401(k)?

    Learn the differences between a traditional 401(k) plan and a DB(k) plan. The hybrid DB(k) can provide a guaranteed income ...
  16. How are Registered Retirement Saving Plans (RRSPs) taxed?

    Learn about registered retirement saving plans, and find out how the Government of Canada provides tax benefits for those ...
  17. What's the difference between profit margin and markup?

    Learn to differentiate between profit margin and markup, two accounting terms that are often used interchangeably but actually ...
  18. Are contributions to Registered Pension Plans (RPPs) tax deductible?

    Contributing to a Registered Retirement Plan offers eligible employees a way to make tax-deductible contributions to a retirement ...
  19. Who is eligible for a qualified retirement plan?

    Meeting eligibility requirements for a qualified retirement plan vary but generally dictate a minimum age and a the amount ...
  20. What are the income limits for a Roth IRA in 2014?

    The allowable contribution for a Roth IRA depends on the income and the filing status of the taxpayer. Once eligibility is ...
  21. How do I open an IRA?

    Opening a Roth or Traditional IRA online with a minimal deposit takes less than 15 minutes when starting an account with ...
  22. How does a Registered Retirement Savings Plan (RRSP) loan work?

    Discover some of the most common and useful ways to take out a loan from your Registered Retirement Savings Plan without ...
  23. What is the accounting treatment for unusual or infrequent items for IFRS and U.S. ...

    Learn to identify the unusual or infrequent items listed on an income statement prepared according to either US GAAP or IFRS ...
  24. Are qualified retirement plans protected from creditors?

    Learn how to protect your retirement assets from creditors. Certain provisions provide for exemption of retirement assets ...
  25. How do you calculate beta in Excel?

    Learn how to calculate the beta of an equity investment using Microsoft Excel, including how to use a regression or the slope ...
  26. What are the Roth IRA limits for 2014?

    Learn the Roth IRA contribution and income limits for 2014. Contributions are reduced or limited by income limits, age and ...
  27. Is a Simplified Employee Pension (SEP) part of the Employee Retirement Income Security ...

    Understand when a SEP plan falls under ERISA, how this act protects individual retirement savings and why the SEP is a popular ...
  28. Is a 401(k) a qualified retirement plan?

    Examine the different types of qualified retirement plans, and discover if a 401(k) meets the definition of a qualified retirement ...
  29. Are Roth IRAs tax deductible?

    Calculate your potential tax savings when you contribute to a Roth IRA. Tax credits are available to individuals who meet ...
  30. Who is eligible to open an IRA?

    Individuals employed by an employer are eligible to open a traditional IRA if they receive bonuses, wages, commissions and ...
  31. How does a Registered Retirement Income Fund (RRIF) work?

    Learn about Registered Retirement Income Funds, which are the most popular retirement income options available to Canadian ...
  32. What are the differences between a change in accounting principle and a change in ...

    Learn how to differentiate between a change in accounting principle and a change in accounting estimate and how accountants ...
  33. How does taxation on life insurance for a qualified retirement plan work?

    Purchase life insurance in your qualified retirement plan using pre-tax dollars. Be aware of other ways that life insurance ...
  34. How do I unlever beta?

    Learn how to calculate the unlevered beta of a company and understand the differences between standard beta versus unlevered ...
  35. Do the limits of a Roth IRA change every year?

    Investment limits for a Roth IRA do not change annually, but have increased since the investment accounts were introduced ...
  36. What are the main differences between a Simplified Employee Pension (SEP) IRA and ...

    Discover the difference between a simplified employee pension IRA and a traditional IRA so that you can choose the best retirement ...
  37. Is an ESOP a qualified retirement plan?

    Acting as a qualified stock bonus plan as well as a form of a retirement plan, an ESOP has been a qualified retirement plan ...
  38. What are some examples of the most common assets on a Roth IRA?

    Investing in a Roth IRA can be achieved by using a variety of assets. Cash, real estate, stocks, bonds and other investments ...
  39. When can I withdraw my IRA money?

    Managing an individual retirement account can be tricky. Find out when you can withdraw IRA money without incurring a 10 ...
  40. How is a Registered Retirement Income Fund (RRIF) taxed?

    Discover how the Government of Canada treats Registered Retirement Income Funds and how you can use them to limit income ...
  41. How should a change in accounting principle be recorded and reported?

    Learn about changes in accounting principle and why businesses make them, as well as the reporting and recording requirements ...
  42. Is a Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) a qualified retirement plan?

    Take advantage of the government's retirement plan for employees with the Thrift Savings Plan. As with a 401(k), contributions ...
  43. Why do I need to unlever beta when making WACC calculations?

    Dive into weighted average cost of capital calculations, and see why firms both unlever and re-lever beta to compare debt ...
  44. What are the advantages of a Roth IRA?

    Contribute to your Roth IRA and gain the advantage of it free of taxes and penalties. Make approved early withdrawals to ...
  45. What are the main differences between a Simplified Employee Pension (SEP) IRA and ...

    Learn about the main difference between a SEP IRA and a SIMPLE IRA to better understand the annual investing requirements ...
  46. Is a Roth IRA a qualified retirement plan?

    Analyzes the eligibility of the Roth IRA as a qualified retirement plan and explores the differences between the Roth IRA, ...
  47. What are the contribution limits on a Simple IRA?

    Learn the 2014 contribution limits for investing in a SIMPLE IRA, meant for businesses with 100 or fewer employees to help ...
  48. What are some examples of how I could use my IRA savings for college?

    Use your traditional IRA for qualified college expenses for you or your family. The retirement funds can be used for books, ...
  49. How does a Simplified Employee Pension (SEP) IRA work?

    Learn about a Simplified Employer Pension, or SEP, IRA and how it works, who participates and what advantages it has over ...
  50. How should an accountant correctly record and report a change in an accounting estimate?

    Read about how the FASB treats a change in accounting estimate and what businesses are required to report or disclose when ...
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