IRA data released from the Joint Committee on Taxation revealing some mega-million dollar IRA and Roth IRA balances has set off alarm bells, with Congress citing shock and “abuse” and looking for something to do about this. But there is really no story here when you look at the numbers. This is a non-issue. Here’s why.
F is for Fun. And we have a ton of fun today talking to Rob Phelan about his new children’s book M is for Money. He was inspired by reading with his own son and realizing there weren’t any books on the market that teach basic personal finance to kids. Even if you don’t have kids yourself, this book might be a great gift for a kid in your family. We also dive into financial literacy in general and why so few programs are successful. If you have any interest in improving the money habits of the people around you, we’ve got you covered.
CPA and IRA expert Ed Slott joins host J.R. Whalen to explain the "Mega Backdoor Roth IRA Conversion," a little-known technique allowing people to make annual tax-free retirement account contributions above government-imposed limits. The tactic gained attention after PayPal founder Peter Thiel amassed $5 billion in his Roth IRA account.
Want your retirement planning to hit jackpot savings levels? Of course you do. And you're wondering if the way to reach those heights is via alternative investments like cryptocurrency and Bitcoin price swings. What about additional alternatives like collectible comic books and real estate?
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.”
As a result of widespread job loss during the coronavirus pandemic, many suddenly-unemployed persons who dipped into retirement accounts are saddled with outstanding loans from company savings plans. Advisers can play a valuable role in helping these clients by understanding how the “loan offset” rules work, how the CARES Act affects loan offsets, and how offsets differ from “deemed distributions.”