iOS app Android app

Ira!

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

Mark Steber | Posted 11.20.2014 | 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 10.17.2014 | 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.

You've Inherited An IRA -- Now What?

Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz, CFP | Posted 10.01.2014 | Money
Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz, CFP

An inheritance can bring up conflicting emotions, placing the positive of financial gain against the sadness of losing a loved one. Complicating the situation further, certain inheritances -- such as an IRA -- are more difficult to sort out than others.

Making an IRA Part of Your Estate Plan

PaladinRegistry.com | Posted 09.25.2014 | Money
PaladinRegistry.com

I'm a big proponent of making IRA's part of your estate plan. They have many attributes a person can utilize when planning for the inevitable.

What Your Retirement Plan Needs More Than Money

Buck Wargo | Posted 11.18.2014 | Fifty
Buck Wargo

With all the talk about retirement, the national focus is on how much to stash away in your 401(k) and IRA and when you should leave your job and start taking Social Security benefits. That's all crucial, but what people are forgetting is what they want to be and do when they grow up.

Can You Dip Into Your IRA To Buy A First Home? Should You?

Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz, CFP | Posted 11.17.2014 | Money
Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz, CFP

Yes, the IRS does allow penalty-free withdrawals of a limited amount of IRA funds for first-time homebuyers. However, as enticing as it appears, taking that withdrawal comes with certain caveats that you need to carefully consider.

Retirement Class Warfare Is Coming to America

PaladinRegistry.com | Posted 11.17.2014 | Money
PaladinRegistry.com

A 2014 Retirement Confidence Survey (RCS) conducted by the Employee Benefit Research Institute showed Americans are increasingly confident in their ab...

Pope Francis Expresses Gratitude And Condolences At Albert Reynolds' State Funeral

AP | Shawn Pogatchnik | Posted 08.25.2014 | Religion

DUBLIN (AP) - Generations of Irish leaders united Monday at the Dublin funeral of Ireland's peacemaking former prime minister, Albert Reynolds, in a c...

Will You Be Able To Retire?

Bradford M. Pine | Posted 10.13.2014 | Money
Bradford M. Pine

Aside from the question of whether your spouse is ready for you to be around all day, making the decision to retire requires an enormous amount of financial preparation. How do you know if you're ready?

Roth Right Now!

Terry Savage | Posted 07.13.2014 | Business
Terry Savage

Time is money. You've heard that old saying. But when it comes to investment, the better way to say it is: Time leverages money. Especially when you don't have to pay taxes on the money you earn.

Gerry Adams

Paula Gordon | Posted 07.06.2014 | Media
Paula Gordon

I have no special knowledge of the Troubles. But I am personally acquainted with Mr. Adams. I found him to be a man of peace, not of violence, when we welcomed him to our program in 2004.

Last-Minute Tax Strategies To Be Retirement Ready

James Nichols | Posted 06.11.2014 | Money
James Nichols

Abraham Lincoln once said, "You cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today." Following these tips can help you conquer the panic today of tomorrow's tax-filing responsibility while simultaneously building your nest egg and driving increased retirement readiness.

5 Important Money Habits You Can Start Before You're 25

Jerry Patterson | Posted 06.10.2014 | Money
Jerry Patterson

The earlier you begin saving money and the earlier you begin managing debt, the more likely you will be able to react to the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead.

How to Reduce Last Year's Tax Bill by 25 Percent

Mike Branch, CFP | Posted 06.01.2014 | Small Business
Mike Branch, CFP

The IRS allows small businesses, even those with as few as one employee (you), to establish retirement plans. This may allow you to reduce last year's taxable income.

Let's Help Young People Save for Retirement

John Pelletier | Posted 05.26.2014 | Money
John Pelletier

Our retirement system doesn't work very well for many young employees in our country; That is unfortunate, because money saved when you are young is more potent than money you put away when you are old.

4 Ways To Solve The Looming Retirement Crisis

Keosha Varela | Posted 05.17.2014 | Politics
Keosha Varela

Retirement savings are key to building wealth, strengthening the middle class, and building a greater measure of financial security for Americans. Current US policies reward employers, financial institutions, and workers for saving, but millions remain outside of the system, resulting in a looming retirement security crisis.

Letter Bombs Found At Irish Post Offices Intended For Prison

AP | Posted 03.07.2014 | World

LONDON (AP) — Northern Ireland authorities say letter bombs have been found at two postal sorting offices, weeks after similar packages were sent to...

Are Arab Bombs Deadlier Than Irish Bombs?

Monique El-Faizy | Posted 04.26.2014 | World
Monique El-Faizy

The IRA set off bombs in pubs, department stores, shopping centers, and subway stations and on busy roadways. There was no way to know what their target might be and when they might choose to strike. Yes, Egypt could still deteriorate that far, but it hasn't yet.

4 Free Tools to Super Charge Your 401k or IRA

Rob Berger | Posted 04.08.2014 | Money
Rob Berger

The right tool for the right job can make all the difference. Not only does the right tool improve the quality of any job, but it also makes the work more enjoyable. This fundamental truth applies to everything from carpentry to auto repair. It also applies to investing.

Why Is the White House in Denial About Our Pension Poverty?

Jane White | Posted 04.01.2014 | Politics
Jane White

This nation should be ashamed of its indifference to this crisis.

'Keep Calm and Carry On?' Not Quite

Hoyt Hilsman | Posted 03.21.2014 | Politics
Hoyt Hilsman

On my honeymoon in London years ago, an IRA bombing in Regents Park -- across the street from where I was staying -- killed eight soldiers and several...

Perpetual Unemployment and Underemployment

Gary Reber | Posted 03.02.2014 | Politics
Gary Reber

Simply extending jobless benefits once again won't solve the problem of long-term unemployment and underemployment, and the diminishing impact income losses have on the long-term productive capacity of the United States economy.

What You Should Know About 401(k) and IRA Changes in 2014

MyBankTracker | Posted 02.17.2014 | Money
MyBankTracker

Next year will bring subtle changes to 401(k) and IRA rules. There will be one shared change for both retirement plans that introduces a bigger saver's credit threshold which should please many more people.

Over 70-and-a-Half? Don't Forget About Mandatory IRA Withdrawals

Jason Alderman | Posted 02.10.2014 | Fifty
Jason Alderman

With final holiday preparations looming, the last thing anyone wants to think about is next April's tax bill. But if you're over 70-and-a-half and have any tax-deferred retirement accounts (like an IRA), you'd better put down the wrapping paper and listen up.

Why Is Congressman Peter King Lying About Glenn Greenwald?

Jonathan Weiler | Posted 08.14.2013 | Politics
Jonathan Weiler

For holders of major elective office, there is little disincentive to engage in the most shameless demagoguery imaginable. Our political system doesn't punish people for blatant disregard for truth.