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The No. 1 Mistake People Make With Their Retirement Benefits

WiserAdvisor.com | Posted 07.30.2015 | Business
WiserAdvisor.com

The world of retirement benefits is complex terrain, peppered with minefields like fine print, tricky terminology, little-known exceptions and seemingly random rules. And what you don't know can (and will) come back to bite you.

Make Sure Your Freshman Gets a Money-Smart College Start

Nathaniel Sillin | Posted 07.29.2015 | Business
Nathaniel Sillin

You've worked to train your children in money management, but college brings a whole new level of financial decision-making and challenges. So before they are off on their own, review these topics to make sure they're ready.

Profile: Kimra Bettasso -- 401K Advice for a New Generation

David Jensen | Posted 07.22.2015 | Business
David Jensen

Kimra Bettasso is a Financial Consultant and Founder of 401k Retire Logic and 401k Legit. I asked her about her unique approach to this market.

The Golden Girls Retirement Plan: Oh Rose, Where Did Our (Pension) Funds Go?

David Rae | Posted 07.20.2015 | Gay Voices
David Rae

Second in a series. Major intellectuals, foremost philosophers and all my friends at the Abbey agree that most financial (or indeed life) issues can be explained in terms of the "The Golden Girls." In this episode Rose Nylund, played by the inimitable Betty White, faces a double whammy.

'The English Spy' Is Just As Good As Expected, If Not Better

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 07.05.2015 | Books
Jackie K. Cooper

It's summertime and the temperature is heating up, and so are the best seller lists thanks to the arrival of Daniel Silva's latest novel THE ENGLISH SPY. Each year the warm weather heralds the arrival of another action packed thriller from Silva featuring his acclaimed Israeli operative Gabriel Allon.

Prince Charles Pays Emotional Tribute To Great-Uncle Slain By IRA

Posted 05.20.2015 | World

DUBLIN (AP) — Prince Charles has paid an emotional tribute to Lord Louis Mountbatten, slain 36 years ago by the Irish Republican Army, as the Britis...

How to Tell If a Roth IRA is Right for You

Mike Branch, CFP | Posted 06.09.2015 | Business
Mike Branch, CFP

Everyone's situation is a little different, but unless you expect your tax bracket to drop in the future, I would say that for most people with a choice, the long-term benefits of the Roth IRA override the short-term tax deduction of the traditional IRA.

I'm Retired So Now What Do I Do With My 401(k)?

PaladinRegistry.com | Posted 05.12.2015 | Money
PaladinRegistry.com

Financial Planning is not a one-time set it and forget it event, it's a process that must be reviewed for changes over time and adjusted.

Head Of Major Irish Political Party Linked To Horrific Wartime Murder

The New Yorker | Posted 03.09.2015 | World

Gerry Adams has long denied being a member of the I.R.A. But his former compatriots claim that he authorized murder....

The Best Investing Sites For Beginners

Simple. Thrifty. Living. | Posted 07.22.2015 | Business
Simple. Thrifty. Living.

With the Dow at a record high -- more than double since 2009 -- some first-time investors are concerned that it might be too late to jump into stock trading. The truth is that no investment comes with a guarantee, and experts disagree about where the market will go next.

If You Have A 401(k) Do You Need An IRA, Too?

Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz, CFP | Posted 05.04.2015 | Money
Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz, CFP

The bottom line is you can't really save too much, only too little. So use all the savings and investing vehicles available to you, including both an IRA and your 401(k), to save as much as you can, as early as you can -- and, at the same time, get the maximum tax break. You won't regret it.

Cardinal Compares ISIS To Irish Republican Army

Religion News Service | David Gibson | Posted 03.04.2015 | Religion

NEW YORK (RNS) Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York said Islamic State militants terrorizing the Middle East are a distortion of “genuine” Islam muc...

How Smart IRA Planning Can Help You Pay Less For College

Mike Branch, CFP | Posted 04.28.2015 | Money
Mike Branch, CFP

If you are a parent with a teen bound for college, be sure to consult a professional with experience in both financial aid and retirement planning before filling out your financial aid forms. Smart IRA and retirement planning can go a long away towards helping you pay less for college.

Zach Carter

How Democrats Almost Strangled The Obama-Warren Retirement Security Plan In The Cradle

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 02.24.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama unveiled a significant retirement security proposal with Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) on Monday, announcing pl...

How Much Money do you Need?

PaladinRegistry.com | Posted 04.22.2015 | Money
PaladinRegistry.com

We would all like to have enough money to do the important things: live life, retire comfortably, educate our children, and so on. More importantly, how do you make sure that you have enough to reach these various goals?

What You Need to Know to Max Out Your Retirement Savings In 2015

MyBankTracker | Posted 04.06.2015 | Money
MyBankTracker

This year, thanks to a few tweaks to the tax code made by the IRS, you can contribute more to your retirement. The money invested today, that grows at a modest 5 percent, will be worth four times as much in 30 years. Find out what you can do now to maximize the growth of your nest egg.

How to Fix a Missed RMD in 5 Easy Steps

Mike Branch, CFP | Posted 03.24.2015 | Money
Mike Branch, CFP

If you are over age 70 and a half, the IRS requires you to take a required minimum distribution known as an RMD from your IRA each year.

Close To Retirement? Don't Miss These Dates And Deadlines!

Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz, CFP | Posted 03.23.2015 | Money
Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz, CFP

Although a lot of us may try to forget our age as the years go by, when it comes to reaping the financial rewards of getting older, you're wise to keep certain age-related milestones top of mind.

The Most Important Retirement Benefit Changes to Look Out For in 2015

MyBankTracker | Posted 03.15.2015 | Money
MyBankTracker

January is a great time to outline your financial goals for the year, including taking a look at your retirement savings plan. If you didn't save as much as you wanted to last year or you have yet to start contributing to a retirement account, there are some new rules for 2015 that you'll want to pay attention to.

Do Financial Advisers Work for You or Wall Street?

Liz Shuler | Posted 03.09.2015 | Politics
Liz Shuler

Did Wall Street win on Election Day? The U.S. Department of Labor's watchdog agency charged with protecting pension and retirement savings is on the verge of issuing new worker and retiree protections.

Tax Tips for Gifting Yourself This Year

Mark Steber | Posted 02.22.2015 | Money
Mark Steber

So give yourself one final gift this year and consider your taxes as you do what you normally do during the end of the year and the holiday season. A bit more attention to the tax rules and possibly tweaking what you do, might give you a bigger refund at tax time.

5 Retirement Planning Steps Most People Overlook

WiserAdvisor.com | Posted 02.18.2015 | Money
WiserAdvisor.com

You've heard a lot of information about retirement planning basics: contribute regularly to tax-advantaged accounts like your 401(k) or IRA, choose the right mix of assets for your age and risk tolerance, and rebalance regularly. But you still can't help but wonder if you're missing something crucial.

Hey Millennials! 8 Important Financial Tips from Your Future Self

Jerry Patterson | Posted 02.03.2015 | Money
Jerry Patterson

If you could go back 30 years and give yourself one piece of advice regarding retirement planning, what would you say?

Almost Thanksgiving and Extenders Are Still on the Table. What Does That Mean to Your Taxes?

Mark Steber | Posted 01.20.2015 | Business
Mark Steber

The mid-term elections are over, but -- as of this minute -- Congress has not tackled extending some tax breaks, i.e. that collective group known as the "Tax Extenders", which we address seemingly every couple of years.

A Review of SCOTUS: Why Your IRA May Not Be a Retirement Account

Mike Branch, CFP | Posted 12.17.2014 | Business
Mike Branch, CFP

This summer, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled unanimously that inherited IRAs are NOT retirement accounts, and it is now the law of the land. To learn more about why your IRA may not be a retirement account and what it means for you, read on.