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New Job: Should Your 401(k) Stay, Go, or Roll Over? A Look at IRAs

New Job: Should Your 401(k) Stay, Go, or Roll Over? A Look at IRAs

When packing up your desk for that next great career step, don’t forget about your 401(k) plan. Should it stay or should it go with you to the new job? Your choices range from doing nothing, moving your savings to your new company’s plan, or rolling it over to an Individual Retirement Account (IRA). This account is generally referred to as a rollover IRA.

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4 Ways To Prevent Boomerang Kids From Delaying Retirement
August 15, 2016

4 Ways To Prevent Boomerang Kids From Delaying Retirement

Has your empty nest filled back up? You aren't alone. A recent Pew study showed that for the first time in 130 years, young adults ages 18 to 34 were more likely to ...

DIY Long-Term Investing: Tools, Calculators, and Resources
August 3, 2016

DIY Long-Term Investing: Tools, Calculators, and Resources

As discussed in my last few articles, the process of building a long-term investing portfolio starts with defining specific goals, including your time horizon ...

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Income Conundrum: Retirees Seek Higher Yields but Not  Risk
July 28, 2016

Income Conundrum: Retirees Seek Higher Yields but Not Risk

Recent record-high U.S stock prices may be great for younger investors who are trying to grow their wealth. But when the stock rally coincides with record highs in ...

U.S. Bond Yields Near Record Lows, But Still Best of the Worst
June 28, 2016

U.S. Bond Yields Near Record Lows, But Still Best of the Worst

In summing up the performance of bond yields so far this year, a single word comes to mind: “Timber!” Just how low can yields fall before investors search for ...

Emptying the Nest: How To Sell Your Home After 30 Years
June 15, 2016

Emptying the Nest: How To Sell Your Home After 30 Years

The baby boomers are at it again. Nearly 75 million strong are driving a new demographic trend from suburban to urban. Older couples who moved to the ...

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Building Diversified Retirement Portfolios with Mutual Funds
June 13, 2016

Building Diversified Retirement Portfolios with Mutual Funds

So you want to build a robust retirement portfolio that avoids the dreaded all-your-eggs-in-one-basket cliché? Consider mutual funds the alphabet soup of portfolio ...

Diversify Now! Building New and Improved Bond Ladders
June 8, 2016

Diversify Now! Building New and Improved Bond Ladders

Some investors seem to think of bonds like a famous infomercial: some bond investors just “set it and forget it” when it comes to a bond portfolio. However, there ...

Suddenly Single: Financial Planning for the Newly Widowed
May 26, 2016

Suddenly Single: Financial Planning for the Newly Widowed

Women are more than twice as likely as men to lose a spouse to death. For every 1,000 Americans in a given year, 7.8 women become widows, versus 3.5 for men ...

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Trading Futures in an IRA? Getting Oriented to the Retirement Future
May 18, 2016

Trading Futures in an IRA? Getting Oriented to the Retirement Future

Most investors use basic investment products to invest in an Individual Retirement Account (IRA). Stocks, bonds, and mutual funds make up a large percentage ...

Getting Ready to Retire? Know The Tax Implications
April 28, 2016

Getting Ready to Retire? Know The Tax Implications

Even if you’ve done all your own taxes throughout your working life, it’s still a good idea to turn to a professional when you retire. Why? Because the rules are different ...

Can Changes to MEPs Help Small Business Save for Retirement?
April 25, 2016

Can Changes to MEPs Help Small Business Save for Retirement?

Tucked into President Obama’s $4 trillion fiscal 2017 budget proposal are initiatives intended to foster employee-sponsored retirement plans by ...

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Retirees and Fixed Income: Rethinking Interest Rates—Again
April 13, 2016

Retirees and Fixed Income: Rethinking Interest Rates—Again

For those in or near retirement who traditionally allocate a portion of their portfolio to bonds, bond funds, money market accounts, certificates of deposit (CD), and ...

The Elections, the Candidates, Tax Policy, and Your Retirement
April 11, 2016

The Elections, the Candidates, Tax Policy, and Your Retirement

The tax and policy climate in Washington, D.C., will ultimately determine how well retirees—those in it now and those on the precipice—will financially weather ...

Retirement Funds Sparse? Start Catching Up Late in the Race
March 30, 2016

Retirement Funds Sparse? Start Catching Up Late in the Race

Save early, save often. That’s common advice, but many investors approach retirement without the funds they need. Can these future retirees make up for lost time ...

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Keep That Nest Egg Growing in Retirement: You’ll Need It
March 17, 2016

Keep That Nest Egg Growing in Retirement: You’ll Need It

Retirement has plenty of perks, but knowing exactly when those golden years will come to an end is not among them. That’s a snag for planning, and it ...

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