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Strategies to Lower Taxable Income

Tax reform might reduce your tax bill this year, but these Strategies to Lower Taxable Income, could be helpful too. Thanks to tax reform, many Americans will see their tax bills go down in 2018. The marginal tax rates have gone down, and the Child Tax Credit has doubled, just to name a couple of […]

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3 Unusual Retirement Risks You Can’t Ignore

The stock market and personal health are two common things people tend to worry about during their retirement years. Visions of being forced to move in with their children, a lack of savings and real estate prices can also cause anxiety. While those may be top of mind for some, they may not really be […]

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Americans Are Ramping Up Their Retirement Savings Efforts

We hear a lot about the importance of saving for retirement, especially given the fact that Social Security can’t sustain seniors by itself. And while new data from Bankrate reveals that many Americans are doing a better job of saving this year than in years past, most workers haven’t managed to ramp up their savings rates in 2018. Americans Are […]

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How to Save for Retirement and Pay Down Debt at the Same Time

It’s not easy, but it can — and should — be done. If you’re among the 80% of Americans currently carrying some form of debt, it may seem like an impossible challenge to pay that down while also saving for retirement. Some people say it’s important to pay down your debt before you start stashing away money […]

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3 Expenses That Will Probably Increase Once You Retire

If you’re not planning for these expenses ahead of time, you could be in for a rude awakening.   In general, people tend to spend less during retirement than they did before they left their jobs. In fact, according to a 2015 study from the Employee Benefit Research Institute, median household spending dropped by about […]

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3 Questions To Ask Before You Retire

Millions of people are getting ready to retire but unfortunately most people do not have enough money to retire comfortably. To help solve this problem, here are three questions people should ask before they retire:   1. How much money do I need at retirement to generate the income I need? Most people need to […]

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Retirees across America are Facing a Fiscal Crisis

Uncle Sam isn’t the rich old uncle you thought he was           Getting older can be tough, and it’s going to get even harder. Social Security, the government benefit program designed to keep elderly, the disabled and other vulnerable populations out of poverty, doesn’t even cover half of living expenses in […]

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What Is a 401(k) Retirement Plan and How Does It Work?

What Is a 401(k) Retirement Plan and How Does It Work? A 401(k) plan is a good way for U.S. workers to save for retirement on a tax-advantaged basis. A 401(k) plan, named after the IRS tax code section that details 401(k)s, is an employer-sponsored retirement plan that enables career professionals to save money for […]

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Trump signs executive order to boost retirement savings

Trump signs executive order to boost retirement savings by giving Americans more time to keep their money in tax-deferred accounts and allowing small businesses to band together to offer 401(k)s. Trump described the order as a “very bold action to lower the costs of retirement plans so that they can become an affordable option for businesses of […]

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Self Directed 401k Real Estate Investing

Most people think about investing in real estate in their personal name or holding it inside an investment company (such as an LLC). But many people are discovering that there are other options, including Self Directed Individual Retirement Accounts (SDIRAs) or Solo 401k and the like for real estate investing. That’s right, you can hold […]

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