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Roth Federal Thrift Savings Plan

What Is a Roth Federal Thrift Savings Plan (TSP)

The U.S. Federal Government's Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) is a deferred contribution retirement plan for Federal employees. The TSP is administered by the Federal...
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...
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,...
Refinancing Mortgage Retirement Options

Refinancing Your Mortgage Close to Retirement – Options & Cost

Record-low mortgage rates have been generating an avalanche of refinance applications, but if you're age 55 or older, you need to seriously consider refinancing in...
Target Date Retirement Funds

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

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.
Invest Alternative Investments

How to Invest in Alternative Investments in Your IRA Retirement Account

If you've been chunking money into your retirement account for years, the last thing you want to do is watch it shrink to nothing...
Start Taking Social Security Benefits

Should You Start Taking Your Social Security Benefits At Age 62...

Retirees are eligible to accept Social Security withdrawals as early as age 62 instead of having to wait until the full retirement age of...
Lies Mutual Fund Managers

7 Common Lies Told by Mutual Fund Managers and How to...

Is your mutual fund advisor stringing you along with a lie? Are you getting the facts, or a skillfully staged show full of smoke,...
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...
Should Social Security Be Privatized

Should Social Security Be Privatized? – Pros & Cons

In 1998, conservative think tank The Heritage Foundation reported that an average American household of two earners with a combined income of $52,000 would pay...
Myra Retirement Account

What Is myRA – What to Know About The New Retirement...

According to an August 2014 report from Bankrate, more than one-third (36%) of American adults are not currently saving for retirement. Worse yet, more...
Investing Beginner Pay Debt First

Investing For Beginners: Pay Yourself And Your Debts First

This is the first installment in what will be a continuing series on tips for investing for beginners. I am not an expert, but...