Retirement

  1. Top 10 Money Mistakes New Parents Make

    Although having a child is an exciting and exhilarating experience, it is very easy to lose track of finance or make unwise ...
  2. The 5 Countries With The Best Retirement Plans

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  3. Is it possible to collect spousal Social Security benefits before I collect my own?

    Learn if it is possible to collect spousal Social Security benefits before you collect your own. The "file and suspend" method ...
  4. How do I track my pending application for Social Security benefits?

    Understand the simplest way to follow up on your Social Security benefits application and the basics of eligibility and payment ...
  5. What are the main differences between a systematic investment plan (SIP) and mutual ...

    Reduce your average cost per share on mutual fund investments using the dollar-cost averaging strategy by way of a systematic ...
  6. How can I change my name on my Social Security card?

    Learn what documents are needed to change your name on your Social Security card whether you are a natural-born or foreign ...
  7. How much of my income goes to Social Security taxes?

    Discover how much of your income goes to social security tax: what the rate is, what the limits are and what types of income ...
  8. What are the main differences between a provident fund and a pension fund?

    Learn about some of the primary differences between the benefits of provident funds and pension funds, two types of retirement ...
  9. Is a Locked-in Retirement Account (LIRA) protected from creditors?

    Learn about how Canadian registered pension and retirement plans are protected from creditors under federal and provincial ...
  10. Must I pay Social Security taxes on my earnings after full retirement age?

    Paying Social Security contributions continues even past reaching full retirement age, but that can increase future Social ...
  11. Are Social Security benefits affected by unemployment benefits?

    Find out if Social Security benefits are affected by unemployment benefits, and if so, how much this benefit can be reduced ...
  12. How do I apply for Social Security retirement benefits?

    Understand the process of applying for Social Security benefits, the kinds of information and documentation you need, and ...
  13. Are my Social Security Benefits reduced if I receive extra pensions from different ...

    Understand the effect collecting a pension can have on your Social Security benefits, depending on whether you were employed ...
  14. How are payments calculated on a Canadian Pension Plan (CPP)?

    Learn what factors are considered when calculating your Canada Pension Plan retirement benefits, and discover how to get ...
  15. What are the rules and restrictions on a Spousal IRA?

    Learn about the rules pertaining to spousal individual retirement account contribution and income limits. Find different ...
  16. What are the benefits and advantages of the Teacher Retirement System?

    Learn about some of the primary benefits of a teacher retirement system and what similarities it has with other types of ...
  17. Can I get both military and Social Security benefits?

    Learn how it's possible to receive both Social Security benefits and a military pension in retirement, and how retirement ...
  18. Who can transfer funds to a Locked-in Retirement Account (LIRA)?

    Transferring funds into a LIRA account can be initiated by owners of defined contribution plans or defined pension plans ...
  19. How soon do I need to start my application for Social Security retirement benefits?

    Understand when to apply for Social Security benefits and when you can expect to receive monthly payments based on age and ...
  20. What happens to a Locked-In Retirement Account (LIRA) in the case of a divorce or ...

    Learn different options in cases of divorce where assets are held in Canadian Locked-In Retirement Accounts. Learn which ...
  21. What is the Superintendent's Register of Authorized Institutions?

    Learn who governs locked-in retirement accounts and other registered retirement savings plans in each Canadian province and ...
  22. What happens to my Locked-In Retirement Account (LIRA) balance when I die?

    Understand that in the event of your death, Locked-In Retirement Account death benefits will be transferred to your partner, ...
  23. How can I request a Social Security disability award letter?

    Learn about award letters and how to apply for Social Security disability benefits. Gain insight as to why disability applications ...
  24. Is the Social Security trust fund solvent?

    Learn why the Social Security trust fund does not actually hold any money and how its solvency relies on the U.S. government's ...
  25. How are Pay As You Go pension plan benefits taxed?

    Discover how the IRS treats pay-as-you-go pension plan benefits that are received as income in retirement, both for Social ...
  26. Are Social Security survivor benefits for children considered taxable income?

    Learn why receiving Social Security survivor benefits on behalf of children does not affect income tax for a surviving parent ...
  27. What are the restrictions for withdrawing my Locked-in Retirement Account (LIRA) ...

    Learn about Locked-in Retirement Funds and options available for receiving retirement income. Explore circumstances when ...
  28. What is the maximum I can receive from my Social Security retirement benefit?

    Understand the maximum Social Security benefit amount for someone retiring in 2014 at full retirement age and the basics ...
  29. What are the most common scams regarding Social Security benefits?

    Learn about some of the most common Social Security scams that occur by phone, email and direct mail, and how to recognize ...
  30. When is it optimal to take my widow's Social Security benefit?

    Understand when you can apply to receive Social Security benefits as the surviving spouse of a worker and what this means ...
  31. Where can I transfer money from a Locked-in Retirement Account (LIRA) to?

    Transfers of money from a LIRA can be made to another LIRA account, to an LIF account or to an insurance company in order ...
  32. What does "full retirement age" mean in regards to Social Security?

    Learn what full retirement age is and how Social Security benefits are calculated based on your age, how long you have worked ...
  33. What are the differences between a Pay As You Go plan and a 401(k)?

    Compare a 401(k) plan with a pay-as-you-go pension plan; both offer investment flexibility and control by the participant ...
  34. What are the differences between a systematic investment plan (SIP) and a recurring ...

    Differentiate between a recurring deposit and a systematic investment plan, or SIP, within an investment account, and learn ...
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  36. IRS Raises 401(k) Contribution Limits By $500

    The 2015 IRS contribution limits for 401(k), 403(b), most 457 savings plans and the government's Thrift Savings Plan were ...
  37. ETFs Commonly Found In Retirement Accounts

    Which ETFs are popular in retirement accounts? Here's a look at several and why they might be right for you or your client.
  38. 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 ...
  39. 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 ...
  40. Are qualified retirement plans protected from creditors?

    Learn how to protect your retirement assets from creditors. Certain provisions provide for exemption of retirement assets ...
  41. 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 ...
  42. 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 ...
  43. What are the differences between Canada Pension Plans (CPP) and Social Security Benefits?

    Learn about the differences between the U.S. Social Security system and the Canada Pension Plan, and discover why one is ...
  44. 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 ...
  45. How are IRA withdrawals taxed?

    Learn how IRA withdrawals are taxed at retirement age and for qualified withdrawals. Consider the different tax consequences ...
  46. Do IRA contributions reduce average gross income (AGI)?

    Reduce your IRA AGI by contributing to a traditional IRA whose contribution limits for 2014 are set at $5,500 for taxpayers ...
  47. What are the disadvantages of commodities on a Roth IRA?

    Discover what kind of commodity-based investments are allowed in a Roth IRA and what disadvantages commodity investments ...
  48. 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 ...
  49. What are the main reasons to obtain a Registered Retirement Savings Plan (RRSP)?

    Learn about some of the major benefits of opening and contributing to a Registered Retirement Savings Plan throughout your ...
  50. 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 ...
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