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Smart to Use Roth IRA for College

Should I use my Roth IRA for college? As a former financial planner, I would often get these questions from clients who read something somewhere. Much like patients asking doctors about drugs they heard about on TV, such questions rarely ended up being a good idea. When it comes to …

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What Is an IRA?

What Is an IRA? An IRA is an individual retirement arrangement, but what does IRA really mean? IRA Definition An IRA is a tax-advantaged account used for retirement savings. IRAs are defined and governed by the IRS through Publication 590-A Contributions to Individual Retirement Arrangements, and Publication 590-B Distributions from …

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IRA Contribution Limits 2022 and 2023

Not all tax numbers stay the same over time. Many income limits and other tax numbers are adjusted each year, either for inflation, or by another statutory mandate. These tax numbers include the tax tables and tax brackets for each year, for example. It also includes IRA contribution limits. The IRS …

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Why Are Roth IRA Better for Young Adults

There are several different retirement account types, so why is Roth IRA better for young adults? What makes Roth IRA best for certain people? Can older people still benefit from Roth IRA? Why Are Roth IRA Good? A Roth IRA is one of several tax-advantaged retirement accounts. Like the traditional …

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Roth IRA Income Limits 2022 and 2023

The questions have started coming in regarding the 2022 and 2023 income limits for Roth IRA contributions. Planning ahead for taxes is always a good idea. However, sometimes, you can get out a little bit too far. The IRS publishes various numbers, tax brackets, and the like for the next …

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2023 Required Minimum Distributions

If you have an IRA or 401k and you are over 70 1/2-year-old, you need to take a required minimum distribution, or RMD, from your retirement account each year. However, with the coronavirus pandemic, Congress passed specific relief for certain kinds of retirement accounts creating different rules for your 2023 …

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