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Saving for Retirement? Now You Can Bet on Bitcoin

Thursday, June 24, 2021

Cryptocurrencies, among the world’s most volatile assets, are searching for mainstream acceptance in the investment world. Their next target: your retirement portfolio.

Financial services companies are rolling out new products and services that allow more everyday investors to add bitcoin and other virtual currencies to their nest eggs as a way of reaching for higher returns. Some are marketed under names such as “CryptoIRA” and “BitcoinIRA.”

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An In-Plan Roth Conversion Can Help Manage Taxes on Your Nest Egg

Tuesday, June 22, 2021

Does your employer offer both a traditional and Roth 401(k) and does your employer allow you the opportunity to do what’s called an in-plan Roth conversion? That’s a tactic whereby you would convert some or all the money in your traditional 401(k) into your Roth 401(k). If so, it’s important to know the do’s and don’ts?

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Special-Needs Trusts: How They Work and What Has Changed

Wednesday, June 2, 2021

Can you explain how a special-needs trust works? We have an adult child on disability and have been told we can set up a special-needs trust for her. We have an individual retirement account that we could assign to the trust, but we aren’t sure what the tax requirements are or if there has to be a required minimum distribution.

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Borrowing From an IRA to Buy Real Estate

Wednesday, May 26, 2021

The real estate market is hot. It is a seller’s market in much of the country and buyers face challenges. They may need to move quickly or come up with cash fast to make a better offer. They may also need to show adequate resources to get financing. Realtors and mortgage brokers eager to close a deal may encourage buyers to tap any available resource to secure a dream property.

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Seven Retirement Myths Debunked

Thursday, May 20, 2021

Searching for "retirement planning rules" produces 221 million results on Google. Yes, there's a lot of advice out there. But even the most common tips can put you on the wrong path, leading to retirement planning mistakes. Here are some of the leading legends, and why they should be taken with a large helping of salt:

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