Consumer News

social security

Jan 15 2021

Social Security: What to Expect in 2021

As this year comes to an end and a new year is about to begin, you might be wondering about the changes ahead. Whether retirement is far off or just around the corner, it’s important ...
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retirement account

Jan 1 2021

5 Retirement Accounts You Need to Know About

Saving for retirement does not involve a one-size-fits-all plan. Since every situation is unique, it is important to look for the retirement account that best lines up with your personal job situation and future goals. ...
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retirement

Dec 17 2020

Millennials: The Most Prepared Generation for Retirement

Despite what the media may be telling you, millennials are the generation to keep up with when it comes to preparing for retirement. While the millennial generation (those born between 1981 and 1996) are often ...
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retirement terms

Dec 4 2020

Three Common Retirement Terms (and an IRA Custodian)

When you were a child, your sweet Grandma might have said, “Always make sure you save for a rainy day, sweetie.” In your youthful innocence, you likely understood that “saving” was equivalent to putting a ...
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retirement funding

Nov 20 2020

3 Ways to Make Your Retirement Funding Last

Everyone wants to retire early and relax. But what many people do not consider is that early retirement means the need for more retirement funding. If you would like to retire early you may need ...
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IRA

Nov 13 2020

Can an Investor Make an Investment in a Startup Through an IRA?

Can an investor make an investment in a startup through an IRA? The short answer to this question is yes, but (and there almost always seems to be a "but") doing so could result in ...
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retirement travel

Nov 6 2020

3 Ways to Optimize Your Retirement Travel

One of life’s most important lessons is learning how to stretch a dollar. This lesson is even more important in retirement. Life brings new challenges every day that make us learn to sacrifice our wants and provide for our ...
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self-directed IRA

Oct 9 2020

Self-Directed IRA Investments: 3 Popular Options

If you are a savvy investor seeking a broad diversification of alternative assets in which to invest for retirement, a self-directed IRA might be for you. As an investor, you are likely familiar with regular ...
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retirement funds

Sep 4 2020

Pros and Cons of Using Retirement Funds to Purchase a Home

Many first-time home buyers use their retirement funds to purchase a home or provide a large down payment. Extra funding up front will allow monthly mortgage payments to be lower and may give you more ...
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IRA institute

Jul 10 2020

3 Benefits of the RITA IRA Institute

We host the RITA IRA Institute twice a year, every year. This is an event for self-directed retirement professionals, registered representatives, brokers, real estate professionals, attorneys, CPAs, and banking regulators alike. At the IRA Institute, ...
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