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self-directed IRAs, retirement planning, retirement, retirement savings

Talking Self-Directed IRAs with Strategic Investor Radio

Interested in learning about self-directed IRAs? Check out Strategic Investor Radio's recent show with RITA Executive Director Mary Mohr. In this interview, Mohr gives background on what self-directed individual retirement accounts (SDIRAs) are and how ...
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retirement savings, saving for retirement

Self-Employed? Here’s Why Your Retirement Savings Are Falling Short

Key points: Only 13% of self-employed people who run a single-person business participate in a workplace retirement plan, according to a study from The Pew Charitable Trusts. Self-employed workers running a one-person shop have a ...
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preparing to retire, retirement, retired couple

Key Steps for an Investor Preparing to Retire

If you're preparing to retire in the next year – congratulations. You've worked hard for decades, and diligently invested and saved your money to help prepare for a comfortable retirement. Finally, the light is at the end ...
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myths about retirement, retirement

Common Myths About Retirement Planning: Busted

Everyone has their idea of the perfect retirement. Whether you’re settling down in your dream home or traveling the world with your spouse or best friend, it will take some serious planning. The last thing ...
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financial future, gig economy

3 Mental Shifts You Need to Make to Build a Stable Financial Future in the Gig Economy

The gig economy has become a massive industry. Uber, the oft-cited mover and shaker of the gig economy, is now valued at $62 billion, TechCrunch reported. It’s even rumored to being going public next year. No doubt the company has to ...
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young investor, roth IRA

3 Reasons Young Investors Choose the Roth IRA

More young people are beginning to plan for retirement than ever before, starting as early as 18-25 years of age. This allows a much longer time period to prepare and weigh the options versus starting ...
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individual retirement account, financial planning

Borrowing from Your Individual Retirement Account

One of the most frequently asked questions I receive from clients revolves around the rules governing borrowing from your IRA, or individual retirement account. Taking a distribution from your account can avoid taxation if it ...
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IRA versus 401(k), investing, retirement investing, retirement savings

Smart Investing: IRA Versus 401(k)

The two most common options for retirement plans are an employer-supported 401(k) and an individual retirement account (IRA). Both options are considered smart planning for the future but, when it comes down to it, how ...
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required withdrawals, retirement planning

How a Higher Age for Required Withdrawals Could Impact Your Retirement

If you could delay making required withdrawals from your retirement accounts until age 72 instead of 70½, what would the effect be? While you may end up with more savings as a result, the difference ...
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common internet scams, scam alert, internet scams, fraud prevention

The Most Common Internet Scams to Watch Out For

Check out this video below to learn the 10 most common internet scams to watch out for. There is no shortage of people out there who would just love to take your hard-earned money ...
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