Retirement FAQs

  1. How are payments calculated on a Canadian Pension Plan (CPP)?

  2. What are the rules and restrictions on a Spousal IRA?

  3. How can I use my Roth IRA savings to buy my first home?

  4. What are the differences between Canada Pension Plans (CPP) and Social Security Benefits?

  5. How can you get your Canada Pension Plan (CPP) payments early?

  6. What should you consider before taking a loan on your Registered Retirement Savings Plan (RRSP)?

  7. How does a Registered Retirement Savings Plan (RRSP) loan work?

  8. How does a Registered Retirement Income Fund (RRIF) work?

  9. How is a Registered Retirement Income Fund (RRIF) taxed?

  10. How does a Simplified Employee Pension (SEP) IRA work?

  11. How are Simplified Employee Pension (SEP) IRAs taxed?

  12. How does a Simplified Employee Pension (SEP) plan work?

  13. Why should I open an IRA?

  14. What is the difference between a DB(k) plan and a 401(k)?

  15. Are qualified retirement plans protected from creditors?

  16. How is an SBO-401(k) set up?

  17. What is the tax rate of a Roth IRA if I withdraw it for the purchase of a house?

  18. What are the advantages of commodities on a Roth IRA?

  19. What are Canada Pension Plan contribution requirements and rules?

  20. Is a Registered Retirement Savings Plan (RRSP) taxable in the U.S.?

  21. What are the main reasons not to get a Registered Retirement Savings Plan (RRSP)?

  22. What are the main reasons to obtain a Registered Retirement Savings Plan (RRSP)?

  23. How and when can you convert a Registered Retirement Savings Plan (RRSP) into a Registered Retirement Income Fund (RRIF)?

  24. How are Registered Retirement Saving Plans (RRSPs) taxed?

  25. What is the difference between a DB(k) plan and a defined benefit plan?

  26. Who is eligible to obtain a 403(b) plan?

  27. Are annuities qualified or nonqualified retirement instruments?

  28. How is a Roth 401(k) taxed?

  29. Can I buy emerging market bonds on my Roth IRA?

  30. When do Registered Retirement Income Fund (RRIF) payments start and when do they end?

  31. What are the Roth IRA limits for 2014?

  32. Do the limits of a Roth IRA change every year?

  33. Can I obtain a Simple IRA if I am self-employed?

  34. Are Simple IRA taxes the same as traditional IRA taxes?

  35. What are the differences between a Registered Retirement Savings Plan (RRSP) and a Tax Free Savings Account (TFSA)?

  36. What are the main differences between a Registered Retirement Income Fund (RRIF) and a life annuity?

  37. Are contributions to Registered Pension Plans (RPPs) tax deductible?

  38. Is a Simplified Employee Pension (SEP) part of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA)?

  39. What are the main differences between a Simplified Employee Pension (SEP) IRA and a Traditional IRA?

  40. What are the main differences between a Simplified Employee Pension (SEP) IRA and a Simple IRA?

  41. When are Simplified Employee Pension (SEP) IRA contributions due?

  42. Can I hold multiple IRAs?

  43. Is an IRA a qualified plan?

  44. Can I invest my IRA in an entity, business or LLC?

  45. What are the differences between a self-directed IRA and a traditional IRA?

  46. What are the main disadvantages of a self-directed IRA?

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

  48. What are the contribution limits for a Spousal IRA?

  49. Who is eligible for a qualified retirement plan?

  50. Is a 401(k) a qualified retirement plan?

  51. Is an ESOP a qualified retirement plan?

  52. What are the Roth 401(k) contribution limits?

  53. Can savings from a Roth 401(k) be used for college without penalty?

  54. How can I convert a 401(k) into a Roth 401(k)?

  55. What are the main differences between a Roth 401(k) and a Roth IRA?

  56. How do I roll over my Roth 401(k) into a Roth IRA or IRA?

  57. Are Roth 401(k) plans matched by employers?

  58. Is an individual/independent 401(k) a qualified plan?

  59. Who is eligible for an independent/individual 401(k)?

  60. What are the deadlines for contributing to my Roth IRA?

  61. What are the income limits for a Roth IRA in 2014?

  62. What are some examples of the most common assets on a Roth IRA?

  63. What are the contribution limits on a Simple IRA?

  64. When are Simple IRA contributions due?

  65. What are the Registered Retirement Savings Plan (RRSP) contribution limits?

  66. What are the penalties for early withdrawal from a Registered Retirement Savings Plan (RRSP) ?

  67. When can you withdraw your savings from a Registered Retirement Savings Plan (RRSP)?

  68. What are the main differences between a Registered Retirement Savings Plan (RRSP) and a Registered Retirement Income Fund (RRIF)?

  69. What are the Simplified Employee Pension (SEP) IRA contribution limits?

  70. Who is eligible to obtain a Simplified Employee Pension (SEP) IRA?

  71. How can I change the information on my Social Security card?

  72. Are Social Security benefits taxable?

  73. How do I open an IRA?

  74. Who is eligible to open an IRA?

  75. What are some examples of how I could use my IRA savings for college?

  76. How do I invest my IRA in real estate?

  77. What are the main advantages of a self-directed IRA?

  78. How do I roll over a spousal IRA?

  79. What are the rules when applying a stretch IRA strategy?

  80. Where is the Bureau of Labor Statistics located?

  81. What is a 401(k) rollover?

  82. What are the contribution limits of a 401(k) vs. a Roth 401(k)?

  83. What are the 2014 401(k) contribution limits?

  84. How do I set up a 408(k) plan in my business?

  85. What are qualified retirement plan types?

  86. How does a qualified retirement plan early distribution work?

  87. What are the main differences between a Roth 401(k) and a 401(k)?

  88. How can I start or set up a Roth 401(k)?

  89. What are the benefits of an independent/individual 401(k)?

  90. Is a 408 (k) the same as a Simplified Employee Pension (SEP)?

  91. What are the 403(b) contribution limits?

  92. Can I roll over a 403b plan?

  93. What are the advantages and disadvantages of getting a 403(b) vs. a Roth IRA?

  94. Is it possible to obtain a loan from a qualified retirement plan?

  95. What are my main rights as a 401(k) plan participant?

  96. If I contribute to a 401(k) plan, can I still contribute to an individual retirement account (IRA)?

  97. What information does my employer have to give me regarding my 401(k) plan?

  98. Can I roll over the 401(k) money from my old job into my new company's plan?

  99. What is the penalty for taking money out of my 401(k) before I'm 59 years old?

  100. What is the maximum I can contribute to my 401(k) plan?

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