Strategies for maximizing your Individual Retirement Account (IRA’s) Investments, Tax Savings and Timing of Required Minimum Distributions
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There are only a few instances your heirs aren’t penalized when you name a trust as the beneficiary of your IRA. A recent IRS ruling gives an example, but the ruling also reveals the pitfalls of the strategy. The general rule goes like this… When an IRA beneficiary is not an individual, the IRA must […]
There are only a few instances your heirs aren’t penalized when you name a trust as the beneficiary of your IRA. A recent IRS ruling gives an example, but the ruling also reveals the pitfalls of the strategy. The general rule is when an IRA beneficiary is not an individual, the IRA must be distributed […]
The Roth IRA is one of the most powerful tax and retirement planning tools available, yet it is misunderstood and often misused.The investment income in a Roth IRA compounds tax free, and most Roth IRA distributions are tax free. In addition, there are no required mini-mum distributions (RMDs) during the original owner’s life. Distributions also […]
Significant changes were made in individual retirement account (IRA) rules during the last few years. The IRS recently issued new guidance on some of those changes and how they interact with other rules.The Setting Every Community Up For Retirement Enhancement (SE-CURE) Act repealed the age limit on contributions to traditional IRAs. Previously, contributions couldn’t be […]
What you don’t know about retirement can hurt you. In fact, just a few wrong decisions in your investments, taxes, or estate planning could completely derail your retirement plans. Worse yet, the rules of the game keep changing, making it harder to keep up. For these reasons, I’ve assembled all the key points – everything you need to know — into one comprehensive report. Click here today for free access.
Most people know the rules about contributing money to IRAs and 401(k)s, but relatively few know important rules about taking distributions.The result is expensive mistakes, resulting in unnecessary taxes and penalties. This month, I review seven retirement account distribution mistakes that frequently are made and reduce the after-tax value of the accounts. Early distribution blunders. […]
Many people don’t take their IRA and 401(k) paper-work seriously enough, and that leads to terrible consequences. Here are two recent cases that will surprise and shock a lot of people. The first case involves an IRA owner who failed to notify the custodian that he moved. At least, the IRA owner’s new address didn’t […]
The price of gold recently reached new highs.Investors are looking for ways to profit from the gold rally. They’re seeing a lot of ads recommending they buy gold and silver through their individual retirement accounts (IRAs). You can own gold through your IRA, if you comply with the tax code’s limits. Not all gold investments […]
This year might be the best year for many of you to convert all or part of a traditional IRA to a Roth IRA. Roth IRAs are one of the most powerful retirement and tax planning vehicles. Earnings compound free of taxes. Distributions of the principal always are tax free, and distributions of income and […]