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Minimize or Eliminate RMDs

It is important for IRA owners and beneficiaries to understand the required minimum distribution (RMD) prerequisites and learn how to reduce unnecessary taxes. If an accountholder or beneficiary misses an...

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Considerations for Roth IRA Conversions

Converting from a Traditional IRA to a Roth IRA can be a great way to jump-start your Roth IRA savings. Conversions involve moving (typically) pre-tax Traditional IRA assets into a...

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Roth IRAs: The Five-Year Rule for Qualified Distributions

Since 1998, Roth IRAs have proven their worth. The possibility of tax-free earnings has drawn millions of investors to this remarkable retirement savings tool. Annual contributions can help savers accumulate...

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2023 RMD Rules and Tips

As we approach the end of 2023, we may be distracted by other events. Kids and grandkids returning to school, preparing the house and yard for winter, thinking ahead to...

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Investor Insights: STRATA’s 2023 Investor Survey Report

In the last year, we’ve seen a more favorable turn in market conditions for alternative investments. This environment is leading investors to take a more optimistic approach while still keeping...

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Utilizing Retirement Savings and Tax Strategies for College Expenses

A four-year college degree may not be right for everyone, but studies show that it can pay off. In 2021, women aged 25-34 with at least a bachelor’s degree earned...

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