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Keep Your Nest Egg Safe from the IRS Money Grab

January 4, 2022

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Do 401(k)s Have Required Minimum Distributions?

April 30, 2021

The required minimum distribution (RMD) rules limit the extent to which an individual can use the tax deferral of a qualified retirement plan. The RMD rules dictate when distributions must be made from the retirement plans of certain taxpayers. The RMD rules apply to all qualified retirement plans, including traditional IRAs and 401(k)s. But the […]

7 More Ways to Create a Roth IRA

July 31, 2018

One of the questions I receive most frequently from Retirement Watch subscribers is how to make estate planning gifts. Let’s take a look at the issues that recur among many readers. Gifts to family members are one of the staples of estate planning. But the tax law has changed, and that’s altered the role of […]

Avoiding the Pitfalls of Retirement Plan Rollovers

May 24, 2018

Why bother with trusts when less than 1% of estates will pay estate or gift taxes? Many people are understandably, but mistakenly, thinking that way. Traditionally, tax savings were the primary reason to use trusts. But in 2018, individual estates worth up to $11.18 million are exempt from estate and gift taxes. Thanks to the […]

Avoiding the Pitfalls of Retirement Plan Rollovers

May 22, 2018

Why bother with trusts when less than 1% of estates will pay estate or gift taxes? Many people are understandably, but mistakenly, thinking that way. Traditionally, tax savings were the primary reason to use trusts. But in 2018, individual estates worth up to $11.18 million are exempt from estate and gift taxes. Thanks to the […]

The Roth 401(k) Surprise

February 16, 2018

Unlike Roth IRAs, not all distributions from Roth 401(k)s are tax free. When an employer makes contributions to a Roth 401(k), those aren’t included in the employee’s gross income. Instead, they are taxed when they eventually are withdrawn from the account. This article has the details. The next logical question is, how do you know […]

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How to Make the Most of Your 401k Plan for a Wealthier Retirement

October 27, 2017

Rollovers from 401(k) accounts are the main reason IRAs are among the most valuable assets many retirees own. When people leave a job, for either a new one or retirement, they often roll over the 401k balance to an IRA. To maximize the value of your IRAs in retirement, you need to maximize 401k account […]

All 401(k)s to Become Roths?

September 6, 2017

Tax reform continues to be discussed behind-the-scenes in Washington. Media reports regularly indicate that one of the changes under discussion is to end upfront tax benefits for 401(k)s and other retirement plans. In effect, all retirement plans would become Roth plans. This article updates the situation and explains how that could affect retirement planning. THe […]

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