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Traditional or Roth? You Can Change Your Mind After You Make a Contribution

“A leopard can’t change its spots,” as the old saying goes, but the tax nature of an IRA contribution can be changed to give you the type of tax benefit...

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Moving Assets Into a Roth IRA Through a Conversion

One way to build your self-directed Roth IRA balance quickly is to convert other IRA assets to your Roth IRA. You can move traditional IRA, SEP IRA, and SIMPLE IRA...

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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 Beneficiary Options: Nonspouse Beneficiaries

Legal rights to IRA assets are transferred to IRA beneficiaries upon the IRA owner’s death, outside of probate proceedings. You will likely be able to access your inherited assets right...

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Spouse IRA Beneficiaries: Understand All Your Options

The time after a spouse’s death can be overwhelming with grief and urgent financial issues. If your spouse had an IRA that will now be yours, this is one financial...

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Don’t Lose Your IRA Inheritance to Taxes or Penalties

Have you recently inherited an IRA from a loved one, or do you think you will someday? If so, it’s important to understand your options for taking payments from that...

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