Retirement

  1. I have conservative views on investing. How should I go about investing in a Roth ...

    Most financial services institutions - such as banks, brokerage firms, credit unions and mutual fund companies - offer Roth ...
  2. Top 6 Myths About Social Security Benefits

    Misinformation on retirement benefits is common. We'll set the record straight.
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    All Canadians should know the benefits of these flexible education savings plans.
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  7. Capital Gains Tax Cuts For Middle Income Investors

    Find out how TIPRA plans to slash taxes for those in the 10-15% tax bracket.
  8. Retirement Funds To Fund Startups

    Retired entrepreneurs who have "played it safe" and retirees who want to stretch their dollars are looking to invest here. ...
  9. Unexpected 1099-R Form: What To Do

    Did your IRA custodian report distributions you thought were non-reportable? Find out what went wrong.
  10. I am only 17 years old. I don't have a job or pay taxes. Can I contribute to an IRA?

    You must have earned income (eligible compensation) to be eligible to contribute to a Roth IRA. Individuals who are eligible ...
  11. Who bears the investment risk in 401(k) plans?

    Who actually bears the investment risk in a pension plan depends on the type of pension plan that is employed. In a broad ...
  12. Can an IRA be used as security for a loan?

    The IRS prohibits the use of an IRA as security for a loan. If an individual borrows money against his or her IRA, the IRA ...
  13. Failing Health Could Drain Your Retirement Savings

    You may not be able to prevent illness, but it doesn't have to infect your savings.
  14. How do I go about opening up a Roth IRA?

    You may open Roth IRAs at most financial institutions, such as your local bank, your credit union, or brokerage firm. You ...
  15. Can I roll my SEP IRA into a Traditional IRA or should I convert to a Roth?

    Technically, the SEP IRA and the Traditional IRA are the same type of account. The only difference is that the SEP IRA is ...
  16. If an individual still has his or her former spouse as the beneficiary of an IRA, ...

    It depends. Generally, divorce does not effectively change a beneficiary designation unless the divorce decree makes a stipulation ...
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  18. Thrift Savings Plan Helps Federal Workers Retire

    The TSP is key component of retirement savings for U.S. government workers and members of uniformed services.
  19. No Need To Rush End-Of-Career Retirement Planning

    Your retirement is fast approaching, but your retirement plan needn't change as quickly.
  20. What are some common and useful retirement planner designations? Are they expensive ...

    Some common retirement planner designations are: Chartered Retirement Plans Specialist (CRPS) designation from the College ...
  21. How can I reduce the taxes on my inherited retirement assets?

    Many beneficiaries miss out on one of the most significant tax deductions for inherited retirement-plan assets; the income ...
  22. I am retiree, drawing from my 403(b) annuity. I am the sole employee of my own business. ...

    It depends. If your business is unincorporated, and you have net earnings from self-employment, you are eligible to establish ...
  23. I am 59 (not 59.5) and my husband is 65. We have participated in a SIMPLE IRA with ...

    During the first two years after a SIMPLE IRA is established, assets held in the SIMPLE IRA must not be transferred or rolled ...
  24. My spouse and I now earn more than the dual-income limit specified by our IRAs. What ...

    The amounts that you contributed while your modified adjusted gross income (MAGI) was within the statutory limits will not ...
  25. I work for a university, and I have a 403(b) with TIAA-CREF. But TIAA-CREF says I ...

    It depends. The IRS does permit the transfer of assets between 403(b) providers; however, employers and 403(b) providers ...
  26. I am 52 years old and wish to make a withdrawal from my 401(k) plan. Is there any ...

    Most distributions from qualified retirement plans made to you before you reach the age of 59.5 are subject to an additional ...
  27. What are the tax consequences of a Roth IRA distribution if the IRA holder is younger ...

    The tax treatment of a Roth IRA distribution depends on whether the distribution is qualified. Qualified distributions from ...
  28. I have several CDs in my IRA with different maturities. Can I roll them over to another ...

    The limitation on rollovers applies on a per IRA basis. In general, if an IRA is involved in an IRA-to-IRA rollover, it cannot ...
  29. Boomers: Twisting The Retirement Mindset

    This generation must take a whole new approach to post-work planning.
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  31. 6 Ways To Maximize The Value Of Your 401(k)

    From matching employer contributions to proper asset allocation, we'll tell you how to get the most out of your plan.
  32. A Closer Look At The Roth 401(k)

    Learn about the benefits and drawbacks of this new investment account and see if it's right for you.
  33. I am the beneficiary of an IRA and a Keogh. Can I combine them into one plan?

    It depends. If you are a "spouse beneficiary" for both the Keogh and the IRA, then you may transfer or roll over the inherited ...
  34. I'm an 80 year old making increasing required minimum distribution (RMD) tax payments. ...

    First, some background information: the tax treatment of a Roth IRA distribution depends on whether or not the distribution ...
  35. Are the deferred earnings in a SIMPLE IRA subject to FICA taxes?

    While salary deferral contributions to a savings incentive match plan for employees of small employers (SIMPLE) IRAs and ...
  36. Will I incur a tax penalty when making withdrawls from my IRA in excess of my SEPP?

    Unfortunately, the IRA is "locked" for five years because of the requirement that the substantially equal periodic payment ...
  37. Recharacterizing Your IRA Contribution Or Roth Conversion

    Learn why you might make such a transaction and find out how to calculate how it will affect you.
  38. Sometimes It Pays To Borrow From Your 401(k)

    401(k) loans have been demonized, but they're often the most beneficial source of cash.
  39. My old company offers a 401(k) plan and my new employer only offers a 403(b) plan. ...

    It depends. While the regulations do allow rollover of assets between 401(k) plans and 403(b) plans, employers are not required ...
  40. I do not want to totally get out of my retirement 401(k), but I want to take 72(t) ...

    The exact amount of the 72(t) distributions that you are eligible to take will be determined by your age and the IRS published ...
  41. What are the income limits for Roth IRA contributions?

    The 2007 and 2008 income limits for Roth IRA contributions are as follows: Situations 2007 2008 Individuals who are married ...
  42. 5 Retirement Plan Moves To Make Before Year-End

    Make sure all your loose ends are tied with these simple reminders and tips for your plans.
  43. 10 Steps To Retire A Millionaire

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  44. Can my spouse and I use our IRAs to purchase our first home?

    IRA owners can make penalty-free distributions to buy a first home for themselves, their spouses, children, grandchildren ...
  45. Can I, without tax penalties, use the IRA I inherited from my father to buy a home ...

    If you inherited an IRA from someone who was not your spouse at the time he/she died, the amounts that you receive as a distribution ...
  46. Can I roll over a profit-sharing plan to an SEP IRA account without suffering any ...

    It depends. If the transaction is processed as a direct rollover to the SEP IRA, then no taxes will be withheld. Through ...
  47. The Simple Tax Math Of Roth Conversions

    Roth conversions will be available to affluent taxpayers in 2010. Will you benefit?
  48. Maxing Out Your RRSP (Canadian)

    Increasing your savings will provide tax benefits - and peace of mind.
  49. Can I give stock as a gift?

    Stocks, bonds or any other securities can be transferred as gifts. Giving the gift of stock also has benefits for the giver. ...
  50. Can my spouse and I combine our Traditional IRAs?

    No. IRAs cannot be maintained as joint accounts. One key indicator is the label - IRA stands for individual retirement account. ...
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