Retirement

  1. Are Simple IRA plans subject to ERISA?

    Learn how the Employee Retirement Investment Security Act, or ERISA, guides the administration of Savings Incentive Match ...
  2. What are the differences between a self-directed IRA and a traditional IRA?

    Explore the investment options available to and restrictions on account holders who choose a self-directed IRA as their retirement ...
  3. What are the rules when applying a stretch IRA strategy?

    Learn how to apply a stretch strategy to IRA and Roth IRA plans, and how tax-advantaged compounding may provide income for ...
  4. How can I convert a 401(k) into a Roth 401(k)?

    Investigate how to convert a 401(k) into a Roth 401(k) and compare the two different types of defined contribution pensions ...
  5. 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 ...
  6. 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 ...
  7. What are the main differences between a Roth 401(k) and a Roth IRA?

    Learn the difference between a Roth 401(k) and Roth IRA. Each offers the benefit of many years of tax-free compounding, a ...
  8. Can I invest my IRA in an entity, business or LLC?

    Explore different types of businesses, entities, corporations and limited liability companies, and the types IRA-eligible ...
  9. How do I report Simple IRA contributions on a W2?

    Learn how Savings Incentive Match for Employees, or SIMPLE IRA, contributions are reported for the participant on Form W2 ...
  10. How do I roll over my Roth 401(k) into a Roth IRA or IRA?

    Rollover funds from a Roth 401(k) to a Roth IRA by ensuring your new account is ready and arranging for a direct transfer ...
  11. What are the main advantages of a self-directed IRA?

    Learn about the way self-directed IRAs are handled by investors and the variety of options investors have to fund their retirement ...
  12. 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 ...
  13. What is the tax rate of a Roth IRA if I withdraw it for the purchase of a house?

    Use your Roth IRA to fund the purchase of your first home, and learn how the distribution could qualify for a waiver of taxes ...
  14. 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 ...
  15. How are Social Security benefits affected by your income?

    Understand the relationship between a worker's earned income and benefits he or she receives from Social Security in retirement, ...
  16. 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 ...
  17. Who can contribute to a Roth IRA?

    Investing in a Roth IRA requires certain combinations of income and filing statuses. Age is not a factor in making contributions, ...
  18. Are annuities qualified or nonqualified retirement instruments?

    Learn the basics of annuity investments and the tax-deferral they offer, and discover the differences between qualified and ...
  19. How do I choose a Roth IRA provider?

    Learn about some of the most important factors to consider before choosing a Roth IRA provider for investing your retirement ...
  20. What are the penalties for early withdrawal from a Registered Retirement Savings ...

    Learn about the three major penalties associated with making an early withdraw from your Registered Retirement Savings Plan ...
  21. Can I invest in gold or silver with my Roth IRA?

    Learn how you can purchase gold coins and bars with your Roth IRA, or how you can diversify part of your assets by purchasing ...
  22. What are the Roth 401(k) contribution limits?

    Understand the current contribution limits for designated Roth 401(k) accounts, including additional allowable payments for ...
  23. How do I roll over a spousal IRA?

    To roll over a spousal IRA, the surviving spouse can transfer the remaining funds from the deceased spouse's investing IRA ...
  24. How does a Simplified Employee Pension (SEP) plan work?

    Learn how small businesses and their employees benefit from a Simplified Employee Pension, or SEP, IRA, and discover how ...
  25. How can I use my Roth IRA savings to buy my first home?

    Use your Roth IRA to help fund the purchase of your first home, and find out about ways to access these funds even if you ...
  26. 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 ...
  27. 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 ...
  28. What are the steps to applying for a Canada Pension Plan (CPP)?

    Learn how to apply for Canada Pension Plan, part of Canada's retirement income system. Also find out about available benefits ...
  29. 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 ...
  30. Top Financial Frights: Emergencies & Retirement

    Americans take a certain pleasure in horror at Halloween. Yet there is a realm in which they don't seek horror: their finances. ...
  31. Want to Travel the World in Retirement? Here's How

    Dreaming of a retirement spent traveling the world? Here's how to start turning that dream into reality.
  32. Will my Benefits be Reduced if I go Back to Work?

    So you're thinking of going back to work after you've already started to collect your social security benefit, and you still ...
  33. Retirement Investment Strategies by Age

    Saving and investing for retirement ideally should begin the moment you start working — if not before — and continue well ...
  34. Steps To Retiring With A Reverse Mortgage

    Follow this simple six-step guide to investigating a reverse mortgage. And be sure to compare it to other ways home equity ...
  35. 10 Money-Making Jobs For Retirees

    Reaching retirement age doesn't mean you actually have to stop working. A retirement job can provide activity, mental stimulation ...
  36. When Your Job Offers An Awful Retirement Plan

    So you've decided to start saving for retirement. Good news: it's never too late. Bad news: Your employer offers a paltry ...
  37. Top 5 Strategies To Pay For Elder Care

    The cost of a nursing home, assisted living facility or home care can be ruinous. Try these routes to help seniors qualify ...
  38. 5 Top Alternatives To A Reverse Mortgage

    If you have substantial home equity and don't want to do a reverse mortgage to tap it for retirement expenses, cost out these ...
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    Cybersecurity -- or a lack thereof -- has consistently made headlines this year.
  40. Reverse Mortgage Or Home-Equity Loan?

    If you have equity in your home and need more cash in retirement, a reverse mortgage – or home-equity loan or line of credit ...
  41. 10 Common Retirement Planning Mistakes To Avoid

    If you’re like most people, your retirement account took a big hit over the last couple of years. Now, it’s time to begin ...
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  43. Power Of Attorney: Do You Need One?

    Having a power of attorney ensures that you select who will act for you when you are unable to handle your affairs. Without ...
  44. Is Retirement Good For You Or Bad For You?

    A neighbor wakes up before 6 a.m. each morning, gets dressed, skulks outside and some days begins looking for parked vehicles ...
  45. Retire Abroad: Cosmopolitan Cities

    The top 10 best choices worldwide if you want to retire abroad to enjoy a big-city lifestyle, but still have a lower cost ...
  46. When Should my Spouse and I Take our Benefits?

    When's the best time for my spouse and I to take our earnings before age 70, while still maximizing our money?
  47. 7 Steps To Evaluate A Financial Advisor

    Looking to hire a financial advisor but unsure what you want or need? Follow these seven steps.
  48. What are the 403(b) contribution limits?

    Determine whether 403(b) contributions meet federal guidelines. Contribution limits to this retirement plan are determined ...
  49. How can I start or set up a Roth 401(k)?

    Find out more about what options you have to set up a Roth 401(k).
  50. What are the contribution limits of a 401(k) vs. a Roth 401(k)?

    Learn to choose correctly between a 401(k) and a Roth 401(k) retirement plan to maximize the amount of money available to ...
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