Category: Personal Finance

Should I Withdraw from My IRA or 401k?

Know This BEFORE You Pull Money from Retirement Accounts The CARES Act (aka the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act) made it easier than ever to borrow or withdraw money from your retirement accounts before retirement age. And even though most of the normal rules of personal finance have flown out the window during...

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Don’t Ditch Your Retirement Portfolio! Trust Your Investment Plan.

The stock market is suffering, and I know you’re scared. It’s terrifying to think that half of your money disappeared overnight. But here’s what you need to remember: It didn’t. Until you actually sell the investments in your retirement accounts, you have not sustained losses. It’s the act of selling that locks in your losses...

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5 Ways the SECURE Act Changes Your Retirement

If you’ve been having a hard time saving enough money for retirement, the SECURE Act could help turn that around. At the very end of 2019, the SECURE Act (Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement Act) became law. The main focus: making it easier for people to save money for retirement.  The rule changes...

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HSA: The Best Retirement Account You’re Not Using

And How to Open One Today Don’t be fooled by the name Health Savings Account (HSA)… HSAs are really retirement accounts in disguise. And if you’re eligible for an HSA, you definitely want one, because they combine all the best features of other retirement plans… and then go another step further. If you use your...

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Avoid This Major Money Mistake…

My Money Mistake: Not Buying Pet Insurance Full disclosure: I live in a zoo. My home is full of dogs and cats, and I love them all. What I don’t love is the vet bills, and we have a LOT of them. I’ve always ignored pet insurance – I’m not sure why – but now...

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Is a Self-Directed IRA Right for Me?

Note: This post contains affiliate links. If you buy something through one of these links, I may receive a commission. If you’ve ever felt trapped by the investment choices in your 401(k)… if you want to invest your retirement savings in something other than the standards (stocks and bonds)… a self-directed IRA might be right...

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