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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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Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) Withdrawal Options are Changing

New rules could soon mean more flexibility. By 2020, federal employees with Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) accounts should have new withdrawal choices for their invested assets. New rules are scheduled to be implemented through the TSP Modernization Act, permitting TSP participants more flexibility.[1] The TSP withdrawal rules have been strict for many years. Too strict, […]

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Retirement Spending

Retirement Spending Changes with Time

Once away from work, your cost of living may rise before it falls. New retirees sometimes worry that they are spending too much, too soon. Should they scale back? Are they at risk of outliving their money? This concern is legitimate. Many households “live it up” and spend more than they anticipate as retirement starts […]

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Retirement Savings

Catching Up on Retirement Saving

If you are starting at or near 50, consider these ideas. Do you fear you are saving for retirement too late? Plan to address that anxiety with some positive financial moves. If you have little saved for retirement at age 50 (or thereabouts), there is still much you can do to generate a fund for […]

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