Retirement

2013 Roth IRA Contribution Limits Explained

IRAs

If you plan on making contributions to your Roth IRA or opening a Roth IRA account, you will need to know about updated 2013 Roth IRA contribution limits and income limits. Failing to know about these limits can lead to unexpected taxes and possibly penalties when you attempt to withdraw money from the account. Many […]

Retiring Rich Retiring Successful

401ks

Retiring should be a relaxing time when we say goodbye to the 9-5 and enjoy the fruits of our labour. Planning ahead, saving early, and deciding what kind of legacy you wish to have are all easy ways to enjoy your retirement with success. Keep your mind and body active once you finish regular work […]

401k Rollover To IRA: Options To Consider

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Employees who take advantage of employer-sponsored investment accounts can benefit from interest earnings on monies saved. When it comes time for an employee to leave a job or change employers, some decisions must be made as to where the money in a 401K investment account should go. A 401K rollover allows employees to avoid withdrawal […]

Preparing For A Dual Retirement

Retirement

Good Morning Redeeming Riches Readers. My name is Kristina and I am the daily blogger at DINKS Finance.  Today Redeeming Riches and DINKS Finance have decided to exchange blog posts; I hope you enjoy reading as I share my financial expertise with all of you. DINKS Finance is a personal finance blog for couples by […]

How to Use Your Roth IRA For A Vacation

IRAs

The other day I overheard a few friends talking about their honeymoon in Hawaii.  My wife and I would love to go on a trip to Hawaii, but it’s just a little too expensive for us right now.  That is, unless you cash in your Roth IRA to go on vacation. That’s exactly what this […]

Is Social Security Income?

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Here’s a question about Social Security that I came across not too long ago: I’m in my 60’s and am receiving Social Security every month.  How much, if any, can I still contribute to my Roth IRA?           In other words, the question is  – Is Social Security income?  Or more […]

Why A Lack Of Communication Is Detrimental To Marriage And Retirement Planning

Retirement Planning
Marriage And Retirement

When we think about saving up for our golden years, we often consider 401k contribution limits, Roth IRA tax benefits, and withdrawal rates. However, one major component of planning for one’s future is usually missing; most people fail to consider both marriage and retirement when thinking ahead. Marriage And Retirement Planning: The Need For Communication […]

How To Take Advantage of Roth IRA Tax Benefits

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We all know that saving money is really the key to building long-term wealth.  Just this week, I was reading an article by Mark Cuban, discussing how to create real wealth.  Right now Mark Cuban is a really happy guy.  He is the outspoken, charismatic owner of the Dallas Mavericks, and if you weren’t aware, […]

Planning to Retire? Avoid Living in These States!

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If you’re getting ready to retire and thinking about where to live, you may want to think twice about which state you choose. Last month, TopRetirements.com ran an article posted by John Brady detailing the worst states to live in for retirees.  Their weighting system included taking a look at fiscal health, taxation, and climate. So […]

8 Exceptions to the 10% Penalty for an Early IRA Withdrawal

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Need cash?  Thinking about taking an IRA withdrawal? Think long and hard because you may have to pay  a nice little 10% penalty for early IRA withdrawals! IRA penalty – Oh yeah, Uncle Sam will love you! If you are age 59 1/2 or older, you can take an IRA withdrawal without any penalties at all. If […]