Category: Retirement Planning

Avoid Target-Date Retirement Fund Traps

What you don’t know about target-date funds can hurt you Note: This article contains affiliate links. I may receive compensation if you click on them. Thank you for your support. When your to-do list is already a mile too long, it’s tempting to go the easiest ways to get things done. That’s especially true when...

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How to Design Your Retirement Portfolio at Any Age

Please Note: This article contains affiliate links. If you click on those links, I may receive compensation.   What are the best investments for your retirement portfolio? That depends mainly on how much time you have until you want to retire – your time horizon. That’s the number one factor ruling your investment strategy. When you...

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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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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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