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Planning to Survive Disaster

Submitted by Joseph A. Clark on Thursday, May 7, 2015 - 12:00pm

Great financial planning requires you to employ two contrasting skills: Focus intently on your end objective, whether a comfortable retirement or a certain net worth; yet remain flexible for the inevitable bumps in the road. How can you balance the two? What financial tools can help you most?

The Backdoor IRA

Submitted by Tim Long on Thursday, April 9, 2015 - 12:00pm

So you make too much money to qualify for a Roth individual retirement account. What if you still want to have sources of tax-free income in retirement, which is what a Roth gives you? I present the backdoor IRA, a way to establish a Roth despite the income limits.

Getting Kids to Invest Early

Submitted by Trent E. May on Wednesday, March 18, 2015 - 12:00pm

We pass many lessons on to our kids, from teaching them how to ride a bike to helping them deal with pressures at school. Yet we rarely discuss one of the best bits of lifelong wisdom: the importance of investing early and often.

401(k) Vs. Roth IRA

Submitted by Mary Beth Storjohann on Tuesday, March 3, 2015 - 12:00pm

Most Gen-Yers don’t know what types of retirement accounts to start with. I break down the pros and cons of two most popular ones - 401(k) and the Roth individual retirement account - to help you decide which is right for you.

Deducting IRA Savings (Pt. 2)

Submitted by Jim Blankenship on Friday, February 13, 2015 - 3:00pm

Depending on your income, you can’t just sock away whatever you want wherever you want for retirement. Our first article looked at how much you can save annually in your individual retirement account, hinging on how much you make and what status you use to file your taxes.

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