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Man Checking Asset Location

Asset Location is Important Too

That’s not a typo. While asset allocation is a common investment term, asset location is an often overlooked aspect of retirement planning. That is unfortunate because asset location can significantly affect the after-tax value of your retirement income. I’ll explain what asset location means and how you can use that information to increase your retirement …

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The Five Year Rules of Roth Distributions

Roth IRA’s are one of the most popular retirement accounts. Roth IRAs have many advantages over tax-deferred accounts, namely the ability to provide tax-free growth. The ability to provide tax-free growth is premised on making contributions with after-tax dollars. As I’m sure you are well aware, you must pay taxes on essentially each dollar you …

Roth IRA Contribution Limits

Roth IRA’s can be an excellent retirement saving vehicle. Roth IRAs allow you to save $6,00 per year towards retirement if you are under 50. People who are 50 or older can contribute a “catch-up” contribution of $1,000 each year for a total Roth IRA contribution limit of $7,00 per year. Unlike Traditional IRA’s and …

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Traditional or Roth IRA?

So, you have decided to invest. Great. Presumably, you are investing for a purpose. Even better. If that purpose is for retirement you may have even spent time thinking about whether a Roth IRA or Traditional IRA is best. For 2017, Roth and Traditional IRA contribution limits both remain at $5,500. The key difference in …