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Must-Dos for Your 401(k)

Submitted by Joseph A. Clark on Thursday, August 6, 2015 - 3:00pm

If you participate in a 401(k) retirement plan at work, you must constantly consider many choices: how much to save, whether to select a Roth option (if offered) or a traditional tax-deferred individual retirement account and what plan investment options to select. Your financial future depends a lot on you, and here’s what to know and do.

Your Mid-Year $$ Checkup

Submitted by Taylor Schulte on Friday, July 31, 2015 - 12:00pm

This time of year marks a great moment to slow down and look at your financial progress in 2015. How are you tracking against goals you set in January, and do you have an opportunity to save more, give to a cause or reduce this year’s taxes? Examine financial goals you set earlier this year, focusing on each major aspect of your money plan.

DIY Investing: Not Easy

Submitted by Joseph A. Clark on Tuesday, July 14, 2015 - 3:00pm

We probably all know someone with a natural gift for fixing what’s broken. If we don’t, we hit the Internet to find a handyman or, failing that, pick up a screwdriver and start the do-it-yourself (DIY) journey of home repair. Can such gumption and energy also work when you invest? Probably not, and here’s why.

Reducing IRAs’ Paperwork

Submitted by Sterling Raskie on Thursday, July 9, 2015 - 3:00pm

Over your working career you might well accumulate many individual retirement accounts, especially if you switch jobs frequently. Eventually your annual statements will start pouring in from all of these accounts and you’ll learn the modern stress of tracking all the accounts housing your golden years’ money. Here are tips to make this critical financial task easier.