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Types of IRAs

The Different Types of IRAs

This popular retirement savings vehicle comes in several varieties. Many Americans know about Roth and traditional IRAs, but there are other types of Individual Retirement Arrangements. Here’s a quick look at all the different types of IRAs: Traditional IRAs (occasionally called deductible IRAs) The “original” IRAs. In most cases, contributions to a traditional IRA are […]

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Adjusting Your Portfolio as You Age

As you approach retirement, it may be time to pay more attention to investment risk. If you are an experienced investor, you have probably fine-tuned your portfolio through the years in response to market cycles or in pursuit of a better return. As you approach or enter retirement, is another adjustment necessary? Some investors may […]

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Presidents, Politics and Your Portfolio

It’s no surprise that this year’s U.S. presidential race has become a subject of conversation around the globe. In “Why Our Social Feeds are Full of Politics,” Canadian digital marketing executive Tara Hunt observes, “American politics, it seems, makes for high-intensity emotions far and wide.” The intensity will probably only increase as the November 8 […]

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Our Mixed Up, Messed Up Relationship with Investment Risk

“What the imagination can’t conjure, reality delivers with a shrug.” – Trumbo (movie voice-over) Whether it’s the recent destruction wrought by Canada’s Fort McMurray oil sands wildfire, a potential June “Brexit” from the European Union, or uncertainty surrounding this year’s US presidential election, there is plenty of risk to go around as we swing into […]

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Where to Go When Bond Yields Are Low

Whether you’re retiring from a military career, a civilian post, or a culmination of both, creating a reliable retirement plan for you and your family can be challenging in any market climate. It can be especially tricky in today’s low-interest-rate environment. When bond yields are low, the traditional technique of investing your capital and living […]

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