Category: Retirement Planning

5 Easy Steps to Open an IRA

Updated for 2021 Disclosure: Some of the links on this page are affiliate links. This means if you click on the link and purchase the item, I will receive an affiliate commission. Not sure how to open an IRA account? All it takes is 5 simple steps, and you’ll be on your way to a worry-free retirement....

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Single Moms: Just 5 Easy Steps to Open an IRA

Lots of single moms aren’t sure how to open an IRA – so they skip it. But, honestly, all it takes is 5 simple steps, and in less than 30 minutes, you can be on your way to a worry-free retirement. Here’s all it takes: Decide whether you want a traditional or Roth IRA. Choose...

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Last Minute Tax Tip: Make a 2016 IRA Contribution

It’s not too late to make your IRA contribution for 2016, whether you go with the tax-deductible traditional IRA or the Roth IRA (which is not deductible this year but offers many other advantages). In fact, you have until Monday, April 18 to contribute – and, if you’re eligible, it’s a good idea to do...

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Save An Extra $1,000 On Your Taxes With This Little-Known Credit

UPDATED FOR 2021 Most people have no idea they could shrink their tax bills by up to $1,000 extra. But it’s actually very easy. Plus, it’s in the form of a tax credit – called the Saver’s Credit – that benefits you twice. First, this is a tax credit, not a tax deduction. A tax...

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Financial Protections Are Disappearing – Start Defending Your Money Today

Many of us are still recovering from the nightmare financial crisis of 2008 – just getting back on our financial feet, finally seeing our retirement funds bounce back. But greedy bankers and the new banker-friendly administration are working together to put our finances in peril, so they can get even richer. And they’re doing that...

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Student Loan Debt Can Steal Your Retirement … Unless You Act NOW to Prevent It

Over the past ten years, there’s been a huge increase – 400% – in the number of Americans over 60 drowning in student loan debt. Even worse: the amount they owe has increased substantially. This crippling debt chips away at their financial security during retirement, making it much more difficult – if not impossible – to...

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