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Watch Out for Retirement Plan Penalties and Taxes When You Withdraw

If you plan to retire in 5 years, but have hit hard times, you may be tempted to dip into one of your retirement funds. Don’t unduly damage your retirement plan by randomly grabbing a distribution. Qualified retirement plans such as the 401(k), 403(b), 457, and an IRAs offer tax-deferred compounding of your savings which helps them grow faster than […]


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Posted by bobrichards - June 26, 2012 at 10:40 pm

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Plan for Retirement: Retirement Options for Income

As soon as the sluggish economy recuperates, a possible labor shortage might cause employers to entice their experienced employees to not retire or to come out of retirement. While such a scenario seems not likely with unemployment near 9%, but demographics make the US ripe for a labor shortage and ripe for a plan for retirement that might include earning […]


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Posted by bobrichards - December 9, 2011 at 10:19 pm

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Don’t Rush Decisions about your Pension Funds

As retirement day approaches, your company’s human resources division might prompt you regarding how to proceed with your pension funds. Family and co-workers will suggest a range of options. Nevertheless until you have a clear idea on how well you see yourself sailing through your retirement years, avoid making permanent decisions. Irreversible decisions are the ones that cause significant loss […]


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Posted by bobrichards - December 6, 2011 at 7:10 pm

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Eligible Plan and IRA Minimum Withdrawal

Qualified Plan and IRA Minimum Withdrawal

The intention behind creating qualified plans is to aid the workforce in saving a significant amount for their retirement. Many plans permit the tax-deductible contributions and tax-deferred growth during the accumulation years. On the whole, these programs require an IRA minimum withdrawal (often called IRA minimum distributions or RMD) at age 70½. RMDs are taxed as ordinary income. What exactly are […]


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Posted by bobrichards - June 2, 2011 at 10:54 am

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