Investing through an IRA is a foundational method of retirement saving. Opening and contributing to an individual retirement account is not hard. That doesn’t mean IRAs are simple and easy to understand. Learning how to avoid IRA mistakes can save you money.
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When saving money for retirement, taxes are not your friend. Their impact, even for those in lower tax brackets, can significantly reduce one’s retirement income. One of the better vehicles Congress created to help people save money that can grow tax-free is the Roth IRA. Unlike a traditional IRA, there is no current tax deduction […]
The President has fired the first warning shot indicating that politicians are eying the tax advantages of the Roth IRA. For years I’ve strongly encouraged maximum funding of Roth IRAs and 401(k)s. Clients have sometimes expressed concern that politicians would someday retroactively change the rules and strip the plans of their tax advantages. I’ve seen […]
Last year I reached a significant milestone—age 59 ½, old enough to withdraw money from my IRA’s with no penalty. While I experienced this milestone as bittersweet, it did remind me of the importance of timing when it comes to taking money out of retirement accounts. Making withdrawals at the wrong time can have serious […]