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STRATA’s Patrick Hagen Featured: “Congressional Effort to Eliminate Alternative Investments from IRAs Wouldn’t Make Sense”

Article originally published on TheStreet – Although it might have flown under the radar of the average American, a recent version of the Build Back Better bill contained provisions that stood...

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Changing Jobs? Don’t Forget Your 401(k)

Leaving a job is the primary factor associated with retirement savings “leakage” – in other words, retirement savings lost or spent before retirement.1 By one estimate, 22% of net contributions...

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Roth versus Traditional Taxation

Do You Want to Pay Taxes Now or Later?

Understanding the Tax Benefits of Traditional & Roth IRAs In addition to saving for retirement, one of the main incentives for saving in an IRA is being able to take...

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Putting Retirement Savings to Work

Putting Your Retirement Savings to Work in a Self-Directed IRA

Saving for retirement is a top financial planning goal for most Americans, and savings habits support this sentiment. In fact, the 2020 Retirement Confidence Survey from The Employee Benefit Research...

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How the QCD Anti-Abuse Rule Could Affect Retirement and Charitable Giving Strategies

How the QCD Anti-Abuse Rule Could Affect Retirement and Charitable Giving Strategies

The SECURE Act became law on January 1, 2020 and made a number of changes to retirement plans that are beneficial to retirement savers and investors. One of these is the...

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SECURE Act and Stretch IRAS

Inherited IRAS Won’t Stretch As Far As They Used To

Up until 2020, the “stretch IRA” concept was commonly used as an estate or legacy planning tool for IRA owners who wanted to leave a significant amount of tax-sheltered assets...

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