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Making Sense of Your IRA Options

An Individual Retirement Account is a great tool for building savings. But rules related to eligibility, account types, and "rollovers" can be confusing. We sort them all out for you.
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Roth IRAs and Roth 401(k)s: Similar, Yet Different

The Roth IRA and the Roth 401(k) sound similar, but there are significant differences in how Congress has structured these two types of retirement accounts.
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Traditional IRA vs. Roth: Which Maximizes Retirement Income?

Roth IRAs often are touted as being superior to traditional IRAs because Roth withdrawals are tax-free in retirement. But a closer look shows the Roth-vs.-traditional playing field is more level than it
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April Sightings

An inverted yield curve, such as seen recently in the bond market, may signal a recession ahead. Or it may not. Here are recent insights on the topic. Plus, Roth-conversion "bracketology."
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New SMI Investment-Planning Resources Available

The development of Multiply, SMI’s new video-based investing study, led us to create new support materials to help Multiply small group or workshop participants act on the ideas they learn. These new materials are
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Wednesday Grab Bag

When I was a kid, there was always a certain allure to the "Grab bag" — the mysterious bag-o-stuff that didn't reveal its contents until after you bought it. As an avid young football card collector, I recall bouts of
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An Empty Nest? Now’s the Time to Ramp up Savings – And to Have Fun

Many couples arrive at the "empty nest" years short on retirement savings. But here’s the good news: this phase of life offers the opportunity to make unprecedented progress on your savings goals, while still enjoying life
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2019 Retirement Plan Contribution Limits, Tax Brackets, and More

Every year brings a number of changes in various financial rules and regs that impact our personal financial planning. What follows is our annual guide to some of the more significant changes that have been announced for
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Your 10 Most Important Financial Moves for 2019

Each December, we offer planning suggestions for the year ahead. But this isn’t meant to be a one-size-fits-all list. It’s up to you to take our broad collection of ideas and narrow them down to your personal “Top 10” for
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SMI Private Client Classic: Personal Portfolio Management Is Now Available to All

Six months ago, SMI Advisory Services announced that professional management of individual accounts using the SMI strategies was being offered for the first time. SMI members responded
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