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401(k) Distribution Options When You Change Jobs

If you’ve been lucky enough to participate in a retirement plan at work, you’re already off to a great start saving for your retirement. When you decide to change jobs,...

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Beware the Early Withdrawal Tax If You’re Under 60

One of the benefits of saving in an IRA is the flexibility to take withdrawals from your account at any time. But, because IRAs were designed to help individuals save...

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Tax Basics for Self-Directed IRAs

You’ve probably heard that investing in something called a “self-directed IRA” can save you money on taxes and open the door to a wider range of asset classes in your...

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IRA Transfers – An Easy Way to Move Assets

IRA investors have an easy method available to them for moving assets among their IRAs: an IRA-to-IRA transfer. Some may use this tool to consolidate their accounts, build balances to...

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Smart Retirement Portfolio Moves to Make Now

Alternative investments—such as private equity, real estate or private debt—are continuing to gain popularity for investors seeking to diversify their retirement plan assets. Institutional investors have already allocated as much...

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When an IRA Incurs UBTI or UDFI

Investing in a self-directed IRA has many advantages, including the valuable combination of two key benefits: 1.  Tax deferral on investment earnings 2.  Broad array of alternative investment options Alternative...

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