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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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3 Ways to Fix an Excess Contribution

Investing in a self-directed IRA comes with some great tax benefits – and you can bet the IRS keeps a close eye on IRA transactions to ensure compliance with the...

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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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