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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...
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Best Investment Strategies & Accounts for Active-Duty Military Members

Military pay can’t make you rich, but it does provide excellent saving and investing opportunities, including some unavailable to civilians. By understanding how to take advantage of them, you can secure your future and potentially even retire young.
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How to Choose the Best Investments for Your 401k Plan

Employer-sponsored 401k plans are one of the best benefits available to employees. Because the money you contribute is deducted from your gross income before...
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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...
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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...
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Maximum 401k & Roth IRA Contribution Limits 2011

As you probably already know, saving for retirement is extremely important, and there are many different types of retirement accounts that you can use...
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11 Ways Retirement Has Changed Over the Last 25 Years

The only constant in life is change. But it's shocking how quickly the notion of retirement has changed in recent memory. A century ago, there...
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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...
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How the SECURE Act Affects Your Retirement & Estate Planning

In late December 2019, President Donald Trump signed into law the Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement Act (SECURE Act). Many of the changes...
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How Working After Retirement Can Affect Your Social Security Benefits

Whether it's a desire to contribute to society or to increase spendable income, many retirees decide to go back to work. Some have found...
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7 Legitimate Reasons to Delay Saving for Retirement

While saving for retirement is important, there are times when it makes sense to delay making investments. Most people invest for retirement in a...
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What Is a 401(k) Plan and How Does It Work? –...

Study after study shows that Americans aren't saving enough for retirement. News articles about this problem usually conclude by urging workers to step up their...