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How To Fix America’s Retirement Crisis: 10 Experts Weigh In

Sunday, January 3, 2021

For decades there’s been a festering retirement crisis in America.

Congress has repeatedly tried to resolve the retirement crisis via stop-gap, incremental efforts. It has created new retirement accounts, like Roth IRAs to benefit lower income workers, as well as tax-advantaged health savings accounts (HSAs) to help pay healthcare costs.

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How to Avoid the IRA Tax Time Bomb

Tuesday, December 22, 2020

Take your retirement account and divide it by half. This is the real amount that you have saved for retirement. Taxes can cut your retirement funds in half, according to Ed Slott, the nationally recognized IRA and retirement planning expert, founder of and author of the forthcoming book, The New Retirement Savings Time Bomb: How to Take Financial Control, Avoid Unnecessary Taxes and Combat the Latest Threats to Your Retirement Savings.

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IRA Guru Ed Slott On Taxes, Retirement & Roth IRAs

Monday, December 14, 2020

IRA guru Ed Slott doesn’t trust politicians with his taxes—and doesn’t think you should, either.

A well-known retirement expert (and a recovering certified public accountant), Slott leads seminars for financial planners, advises regular folks on how to retire securely and recently updated his 2003 classic, “The New Retirement Savings Time Bomb,” to address Congress’ latest indiscretions.

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Early IRA Withdrawals Can Be Penalty-Free

Wednesday, December 2, 2020

Individual retirement accounts have strict rules for depositing and withdrawing money. But there are exceptions, and one of them is attracting attention these days—“substantially equal periodic payments.”

Often referred to as 72(t) plans, this option allows those under the age of 59½ to withdraw funds early from their traditional IRA accounts, for any reason, without paying the usual early-withdrawal penalty of 10% on top of the regular taxes.

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