Category Archives: retirement

Is your HSA a retirement tool? The good, the bad, and the ugly

Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) are a great way to pay for medical expenses, and since unused funds roll over from year to year, the account can also provide a source of retirement funds in addition to other plans like 401(k)s … Continue reading

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Know the facts about IPOs

Do you know anybody who has tripled his or her money investing in the initial public offering (IPO) of a hotshot new company? It can happen. Yet the truth is, most investors don’t make money playing IPOs. It’s just that … Continue reading

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Don’t underestimate the power of curb appeal

If you want to improve your home’s market value, curb appeal matters. The condition of your front yard, entry area, driveway, and sidewalks will color the impression of everything else a potential buyer sees during a visit. Homes with great … Continue reading

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Single people need financial planning too

Whether you are a lifelong single person or you found yourself single through divorce or the death of your spouse, you have your own financial considerations and complications. Unfortunately, many single people overlook financial planning. Don’t make this costly mistake. … Continue reading

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Don’t make an expensive mistake with your IRA

Simple mistakes on your IRA can cost you dearly. Perhaps you accidentally doubled up on your IRA contribution for 2016. Did you forget to take your required minimum distribution and then notice the oversight when you were gathering the information … Continue reading

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Are Your Social Security Payments Taxable?

They may be. The IRS’s rules for taxing Social Security benefits could require some studying on your part. If you’ve received Social Security benefits for more than a year, you probably already know the answer to this question. But if … Continue reading

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Complete these retirement plan steps before year-end

December 31 is the last day you can benefit from certain retirement tax breaks. For example, if you haven’t put the maximum amount allowed in your 401(k) – $18,000 in 2016 – increasing your contributions can save you money. If … Continue reading

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