Traditional vs. Roth IRA

Traditional vs. Roth IRA: The Pros, Cons, and Everything in Between

Read on to learn the advantages and disadvantages of traditional vs. Roth IRA to make the right decision for your retirement.

 

Planning for one’s retirement is one of the best ways to make sure that you’ll have the means to support yourself and your family when you no longer have a paycheck. And the earlier you start planning, the more prepared you’re going to be.

One of the most important things to know about retirement planning is the difference between traditional vs Roth IRAs. By choosing the right kind of IRA, you could potentially end up saving yourself thousands of dollars.

If you’re interested in learning more about IRAs, then continue reading and we’ll take you through everything you’ll want to know! Read More

What Is a 403b and Is It the Right Option For You?

A 401k retirement plan has been a standard part of employee benefits packages since the late 1970s. This type of retirement plan involves withholding contributions from each worker’s paycheck and holding those monies tax-deferred in an investment account until that worker retires. 

Nonprofit, tax-exempt organizations were not able to offer 401k plans to their workers until 1996. Before that year, the only employer-sponsored option for nonprofits and their employees was known as a 403b plan.

The 403b plan is still an option for nonprofit workers and exists alongside traditional 401k offerings. But what is a 403b, exactly, and is it a good investment? Read on to find out.

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What Is a Roth IRA? Everything You Need to Know

Apparently, most Americans are not prepared for retirement. While these people may not be terribly concerned about their future at this point in their lives, many are in for a rude awakening when their income suddenly drops dramatically. 

By having an individual retirement account (IRA), you can diversify your portfolio and prepare your finances for your future. You might not know this, but there are actually two different kinds of IRAs: the traditional IRA and the Roth IRA. 

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Retirement Planning: Why There’s No Such Thing as a One-Size-Fits-All Retirement

If your household earns over $30,000 per year, you are going to  need more than social security to keep up your lifestyle in retirement. This is why many financial advisors recommend saving enough to replace 80% or more of your pre-retirement income.

When it comes to retirement planning, most people think a one-size investment strategy fits all. Here are three reasons why retirement planning does—and should—work differently for different people. Read More

Tax Diversification: Less Taxes, More Retirement Income

Do you want to reduce your taxes and increase your savings and income for retirement? Of course you do!

One such method is tax diversification. You may not be familiar with what this entails, which is why we’re here. If you want to find out everything from what tax diversification is to different tax diversification strategies, keep reading below for everything you need to know. Read More

New RMD Rules and COVID

On March 27, 2020, the CARES Act was passed and signed into law.

This massive piece of legislation was passed as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The legislation made significant changes that impact retirees, retirement income strategies, IRAs, income taxes, and qualified retirement plans like 401(k)s, 403(b)s, etc.

One major impact it made was in reference to Required Minimum Distributions (RMD). Read More

Don’t Let Coronavirus Derail Your Retirement Plans!

I don’t know!

That’s the only answer I have to some of the questions swarming around the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. There have been so many aggressive actions implemented in the dealing with the possible outbreak, but information is changing so fast that no one has any real certainty. Read More