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When a Spouse Inherits an IRA

A spouse who inherits an IRA has a choice. The surviving spouse can move the account into an inherited IRA to keep the tax shelter. Or she can choose to roll the account into her own IRA. The... Read >>


Saving for Retirement Advice From Around the Web

April is Financial Literacy Month, so it's a good reminder to review how much you know about managing your money. Chances are you might be making some mistakes. For example, a recent T.Rowe Price... Read >>

Joe Young

Retirement at 50 - Not Just for the Financial Overachiever

Often times, when talking to people over 50 years old, it can seem like their primary reason for working is to one day be able to retire. Many 50+ year olds have achieved most of their financial... Read >>


Disability Benefits on a Fast Track

It used to be that some people with serious disabilities would die before the Social Security Administration finally got around to reviewing their applications for disability benefits. Today,... Read >>


Making Catch-Up Contributions for Retirement

I turn 50 in September. Can I start making catch up contributions to my 401(k) and IRA now, or do I have to wait until after my birthday? It doesn't matter when your birthday is. You can make... Read >>


The $9,701 Cup of Coffee: Rethinking Retirement Planning

We tend to think about retirement, naturally enough, in terms of saving. And as we get closer to the day we plan to retire, we start to think about retirement spending or at least we... Read >>


High Fees in Your 401(k)? They Might be Even Worse in Your IRA

The talking baby that you’ve seen for years on TV warning you about high fees in 401(k)s has retired. Well, actually he quit in a dispute with a cat as NCAA March Madness tipped off. Probably... Read >>

Joe Young

Retirement By the Numbers

When it comes to retirement planning, one of the most frustrating aspects of the process is trying to predict what societal and economic conditions will be decades in the future. Generally... Read >>


Early Bird Doesn’t Get the Social Security Worm

Here's an eye opening statistic 73% of Americans who are collecting Social Security (SS) today are receiving less than their full benefit. That's right they may not be getting their just... Read >>


Work Longer and Prosper

During his 26 years at a packaging company in Charlotte, N.C., Pat Baines climbed the ladder to become plant manager and then a vice president. Along the way, he and his wife, Bonnie, put their... Read >>

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