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Non Quaified Plans Objectives

Non-Qualified Retirement Plan – Definition, Benefits & Examples

Millions of employees save for retirement by deferring a portion of their compensation into an employer-sponsored, tax-deferred savings plan. The majority of these are...
Receiving Cash Windfall

What to Do with a $100,000 Cash Windfall

Everyone dreams of it - receiving a windfall of cash either from a long-lost relative, a winning lottery ticket, or through a will from...
Retirement Savings Mason Jar Coins

Retirement Savings Contribution Credit – Get a Tax Credit Just for...

There are significant tax benefits to low- and moderate-income families who save for retirement. The Retirement Savings Contributions Credit ("Saver’s Credit") could help you reduce your tax liability. A reward for building your financial security? That’s what we call a win-win.
Elderly Couple Tax Calculation Retirement Pennies

Taxes on Retirement Accounts – IRA & 401(k) Distributions & Withdrawals

When your retirement accounts are growing, it's great to see the numbers climb. But when you retire and start withdrawing money from your IRA and...
Maximize Social Security Benefits

How to Maximize Social Security Benefits – Withdrawal Options & Benefits

In 2004, Social Security benefits were projected to account for 40% of a baby boomer's post-retirement family income, and almost all baby boomer retirees...
Etf Versus Mutual Fund Differences

ETF vs. Mutual Fund – 7 Key Differences Between Index Funds...

Building a balanced portfolio with individual stocks can be expensive and time-consuming. If you're looking to save for retirement, or you hope to earn supplemental...
Roth Ira College Savings Education

How to Tap into a Roth IRA for College Savings &...

If you have children at home who hope to go to college someday (or someday soon), it's important to plan ahead financially. College tuition...
employee stock ownership plan concept?

What Is an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) – Definition, Pros...

There are several different types of plans available for employers that choose to reward their employees with shares of the company. However, there is...
Reasons Working After Retirement

10 Reasons to Continue Working After Retirement

When you picture yourself in your golden years, are you sitting on a beach, hitting the golf course, or working behind a desk? For...
Self Directed Ira Rules

Self-Directed IRA Rules & Prohibited Investments

When you participate in an IRA (e.g. traditional IRA or Roth IRA), a custodian or trustee will serve as the administrator of your account. You'll...
401k Vs Ira Question

IRA vs. 401(k) Differences – Which Retirement Plan Is Better?

When you're young, it feels like retirement is so far away. And there are competing priorities for your money, like vacations, saving for a house,...
Target Date Retirement Funds

What Is a Target Date Mutual Fund? – Pros & Cons...

Balancing your investments between stocks and bonds helps you manage risk as you near retirement. Target-date mutual funds automatically rebalance your portfolio toward less volatile investments as you approach your target retirement age. Read on to find out if target-date funds are right for you.