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Traditional Ira Benefits

What is a Traditional IRA – Restrictions and Benefits

A Traditional IRA is very much like a Roth IRA except for the tax treatment. The Traditional IRA's key advantage is that it allows...
Social Security Spousal Benefits Rules Eligibility

How to Maximize Social Security Spousal Benefits – Rules & Eligibility

Americans who pay Social Security taxes for at least 40 quarters of employment are entitled to retirement benefits. The amount you receive depends on...
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Military Retirement Pay & Pension Benefits (Explained)

Until recently, only career military personnel qualified for pensions. But everything changed in 2018. Thanks to the new blended retirement system, most service members qualify for some kind of benefit. But how does the new system work, and how does it affect lifers? Find out here.
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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...
Save Retirement Track

How Much to Save for Retirement – Are You on Track?...

401k's. IRAs. Roth accounts. Early-withdrawal penalties. Educating yourself about the various retirement plan options is intimidating, and figuring out how much you should be...
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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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What Is an Annuity and How Does It Work? – Annuities...

If you have a 401k or Roth IRA, you probably feel like you're doing everything you can to be financially prepared for retirement, right? Maybe...
Spousal Ira Rules Eligibility

What Is a Spousal IRA – Rules, Eligibility & Benefits

If you are a stay-at-home spouse, it seems unfair that you can't build up a retirement account in your name. After all, one of...
Best Retirement Investment

6 Best Investments for Retirement Planning

Baby boomers are the first generation of a new retirement era with the burden of saving the bulk of their retirement income and making...
Required Minimum Distributions Rules

IRA & 401k Required Minimum Distributions (RMDs) – Rules & Requirements

The government wants to help you save for retirement by giving you incentives like tax-deferred growth and deductible contributions through IRAs and work-sponsored plans. But...
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Here’s How to Live 14 Years Longer – and How to...

Want to live forever? Sweeping scientific research published in 2018 found that five specific behaviors extend life expectancy by 14 years for women and...
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Income vs. Wealth – What’s the Difference?

"Income" and "wealth" have incorrectly become synonymous in American culture. While the two concepts often go hand in hand, using the terms interchangeably is...