Your decision to defer taxes via a 401(k) or traditional individual retirement account seems to make sense today for your future. Deferring taxes in an IRA can certainly reduce the taxes you owe in the current year. But predicting the impact of tax deferral in the future becomes more complex, and may cost you more in the long run.
Families inherit money and sometimes make the right moves investing and spending. Inheritances can also ignite disruption, divorce and a host of bad behavior far from the hopes and plans of the benefactor. What happens when you leave what’s probably one of your biggest investments: your individual retirement plan?
Now more than ever you must explore every detail of potential income for your golden years. Sometimes that takes a little legwork, the right questions and a willingness to admit that you don’t know the answers.
You may not naturally combine retirement funding and charitable planning, but often donating your retirement benefits to charity can be an ideal financial move for both you and your favorite charity.
Most of you hold at least one retirement plan. Each type of plan differs subtly from others, but most offer deductibility from current income and deferred taxation on growth. Beyond that, other facts remain true across many of these accounts.
Your individual retirement account can constitute one of the richest assets you can leave to heirs. In some circumstances, your heirs benefit if you convert your traditional IRA to a Roth before your death. Whether to convert depends on many of your needs and circumstances.
As you save for your retirement, it’s nice to have a Roth individual retirement account for tax-free income in the future. With the recent guidance from the Internal Revenue Service, there is a brand new method to fund your Roth IRA.
The year-end holidays approach, and bring lots of things to do. Yet with holiday cheer there are financial plans to make, too.
At some point, almost everyone changes jobs – often leaving behind retirement plans such as 401(k)s. Conventional wisdom holds that you roll that old employer-sponsored plan into a new individual retirement account. But what kind of new IRA?
An individual retirement account is a powerful tool to save for retirement outside of an employer plan. If you have an IRA, read on for tips that help you make the most out of it.