Updated Saturday, November 29, 2014 as of 2:28 AM ET
No Bargains This Year on Roth IRA Conversions: Retirement Scan
The income tax on conversions may not be worth the potential appreciation they will get over a period of time; plus, low-cost holiday gift ideas and ways in which to make your money last in retirement.
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The IRS is considering regulations to limit assets in IRAs; plus, six ways to make a penalty-free 401(k) withdrawal and new rules that allow 401(k) rollovers into company pension plans. more »
Retirees may start their search by visiting Medicare's website where they can compare facilities; plus, a moderate retirement saver portfolio for young investors and eight things investors should be thankful for. more »
One is to check how much you've contributed to your 401(k) plans and IRAs; plus, how to determine the "funded status" of personal retirement plans and the steps to take to ease post-career anxiety. more »
Company founder filled account with stock that wasn't publicly traded and used low values to stay technically under the contribution limit; plus, jumbo-loan challenges for retirees and how to avoid the Medicare surcharge. more »
Madison and Omaha are among the top retirement havens; plus the factors retirees should consider in deciding where to retire and what pre-retirees need to do now. more »
Investors can protect their assets by asking their advisors the questions asked by the SEC; plus how to plan for an unplanned retirement and what to do before getting out of debt. more »
Americans can limit their spending, work past their retirement age or accept that they could spend their golden years in poverty; plus the benefits of a phased retirement and tips for choosing a country in which to retire abroad. more »
Tax benefits of homeownership are overstated, study finds; plus proposed changes that put Roth IRA advantages at risk and five takeaways on retirement from the midterm elections. more »
Clients report Social Security's employees being uninformed of the agency's rules, or worse, providing wrong information; Plus, the downside of target-date funds more »
Rising tax rates are one reason to rethink IRA accounts; plus Detroit's emergence from bankruptcy and a Social Security tip for people who remarry after 60. more »
The topic of retirement income should be non-partisan so Congress could score points with voters and help workers; Plus, if you're near retirement, the recent recovery is working against you. more »
At the heart of increasing employee resentment, and more than a dozen lawsuits against 401(k) plans, are a raft of obscure fees and services; Plus, your clients will see real advantages in using robo advisors. more »
Policyholders may be able to reduce benefits and still get good coverage; Plus, using direct deposit for income checks can help retirees avoid becoming victims of fraud. more »
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