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Retiring Soon? Why Contributing To Your Traditional IRA For 2020 Could Be A Smart Move

Confused as to whether a Roth IRA or Traditional IRA might be best for you? Mari talked with Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine about  how to choose between a Roth or Traditional IRA. The first thing to know is that the contribution limit of $6,000 is unchanged from 2019 (you can contribute an extra $1,000, for a […]

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2 Big Changes To IRAs You Need To Know About Right Now

You may have read that the SECURE Act made important changes to IRAs and other retirement accounts just a few days before year-end. But few people understand exactly how the changes will impact their IRA contributions and withdrawals in 2020, and which of those important changes take effect as of January 1, 2020. There’s a lot […]

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Take A Retirement Test Drive

Getting ready for retirement? Some people prefer to make an abrupt transition into retirement. One day they’re working, the next day they’re done forever. Others like to ease into it and kick the tires first. We talked to financial writer Alina Tugend of Kiplinger’s Personal Finance about the pros and con of taking a retirement […]

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BREAKING NEWS: Big IRA Overhaul Expected This Weekend

A major IRA, 401(k), and retirement overhaul is expected this weekend, catching almost everyone in the financial and retirement affairs community by surprise. After months of inaction, Washington insiders expect Congress to pass the long-delayed SECURE Act. Retirees could see a total revamp of IRA and Required Minimum Distributions rules, some positive, some definitely negative. […]

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Top Reasons For Working Past 65

Older Americans are living longer than ever. So it should be no surprise that many plan to continue working into retirement to keep busy and stay mentally fit, reports Jacqueline Sergeant for Financial Advisor magazine. By 2026, almost 1/3 of all individuals in the 65-to-74 age group are projected to be gainfully employed, according to […]

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IRA Contribution Limits Stuck At $6k Next Year

Sorry! IRS says IRA contribution limits will NOT go up for 2020. They stay at $6,000 total for your Traditional or Roth IRAs ($7,000 if age 50 or over). Financial Tip: If you’re eligible to contribute, make sure you do so. Those annual contributions can add up to big amounts over a lifetime.

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Hey 401(k) Savers: You Can Contribute More In 2020

Good news for 401(k) savers! The IRS says you can contribute more to your 401(k) in 2020. Under 50? The savings limit will increase from $19,000 this year to $19,500 next year. Age 50 or over? The limit goes up from $25,000 to $26,000. Make sure to tell your employer to change your payroll deductions […]

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A Better Way After Divorce

I’m still so excited about a presentation I gave Monday for the Boca Raton chapter of the National Association of Divorce Professionals (NADP). The talk was on “The Power of Positive Planning After Divorce,” and it showed how smart financial and investment planning after divorce can totally change financial outcomes and put divorced individuals back on track […]

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See What You Missed At Our Social Security Seminar!

Sincere thanks to American Century Investments and Al Chingren, their resident retirement and personal finance expert, for deciphering Social Security for our clients and friends! At this week’s client event, Al shared insights for maximizing retirement benefits, and explained how future reforms could impact your monthly check. Thanks again to American Century Investments for providing educational […]

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Need To Take RMDs This Year From Your IRA? You Can Chill. We’re On It.

What’s at the top of our to-do list this month? It’s time to take care of RMDs (Required Minimum Distributions) from your IRAs if you’re age 70½ or over, or are the beneficiary of an Inherited IRA. What’s the deal? We’ve already alerted clients who need to start their RMDs IRA next year. There’s nothing […]

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