You are here

In The News

Be careful about cracking nest egg - GoErie.com
2016-12-01

GoErie.comBe careful about cracking nest eggGoErie.comBy Erin Arvedlund Tribune News Service. Your retirement nest egg is just that: Money “surrounded by an eggshell. It can only be broken open once,” says retirement expert Ed Slott, who appears on PBS and conducts seminars nationally for financial advisers.

INVESTORS, PLANS & MONEY: What to expect with Trump - Wicked Local Carver
2016-11-29

INVESTORS, PLANS & MONEY: What to expect with TrumpWicked Local CarverHe is a member of the board of directors for the Financial Planning Association of Massachusetts and an Ed Slott Elite IRA Advisor. He is a co-founder and principal of WH Cornerstone Investments in Duxbury and Kingston, a firm dedicated to empowering ...and more »

Make sure you know what cracking that nest egg means - Philly.com - Philly.com
2016-11-20

Philly.comMake sure you know what cracking that nest egg means - Philly.comPhilly.comYour retirement nest egg is just that: Money "surrounded by an eggshell. It can only be broken open once," says retirement expert Ed Slott. - Erin Arvedlund ...and more »

Retire With MONEY: Retirement Planning for the Trump Era | MONEY - Money Magazine
2016-11-18

Money MagazineRetire With MONEY: Retirement Planning for the Trump Era | MONEYMoney MagazineThis week's Retire With MONEY newsletter features a look at what the Trump presidency could mean for retirement, plus good advice from around the web.and more »

Maximizing benefits for Roth beneficiaries - Chicago Tribune
2016-11-15

Maximizing benefits for Roth beneficiariesChicago TribuneEd Slott, the leading expert in retirement accounts, points out that some attorneys do not have the required expertise to advise clients regarding retirement plan issues. With a properly drawn up trust, required minimum distributions will be made based ...

Is a Roth IRA Conversion Allowed When a Retiree Is Turning 70½? - Money Magazine
2016-11-14

Money MagazineIs a Roth IRA Conversion Allowed When a Retiree Is Turning 70½?Money MagazineQ: Can you do a conversion from your IRA to a Roth IRA in the year you will be 70½? If so, must the conversion be done before you turn 70½? A: There's no age limit for doing a Roth conversion, says Jeffrey Levine, chief retirement strategist for Ed ...and more »

Inherited IRAs come with RMD strings attached - USA TODAY
2016-11-09

USA TODAYInherited IRAs come with RMD strings attachedUSA TODAYQ: My sister, who was two years older than me, died in 2003 leaving a small IRA for my nephew, my niece and myself. The distribution in writing was 50% for me and 25% each for my niece and nephew. The financial institution distributed 33% to both niece ...

Ask Kim: How do I figure my life expectancy for taking RMDs? - Chicago Tribune
2016-11-03

Ask Kim: How do I figure my life expectancy for taking RMDs?Chicago TribuneHowever, there are a few exceptions to the rule, and one of them is related to death during the year, says Jeffrey Levine, director of retirement education for Ed Slott and Co., an IRA consulting firm. Your RMD can still be calculated using the joint ...

New IRS rule could save $20000 on botched IRA rollovers - USA TODAY
2016-11-02

USA TODAYNew IRS rule could save $20000 on botched IRA rolloversUSA TODAYIn one fell swoop, this new guidance will save thousands of IRAs from the harsh bite of needless and accelerated taxation, according to Jeffrey Levine, chief retirement strategist with Ed Slott & Co. Levine answered our questions about the new guidance ...

The Biggest Mistake People Make Nearing Retirement - Wall Street Journal
2016-10-23

Wall Street JournalThe Biggest Mistake People Make Nearing RetirementWall Street JournalBut you certainly can act sooner than that, says Ed Slott, an IRA specialist in Rockville Centre, N.Y.. The year in which a person turns 70½ is his or her first “distribution year.” The first funds withdrawn from an IRA in a distribution year are ...

Distinct Differences Between Roth IRAs and Roth Balance in Your TSP - FEDweek
2016-10-17

Distinct Differences Between Roth IRAs and Roth Balance in Your TSPFEDweekA website that has lots of information on the ins and outs of IRAs (as well as a way to locate trained advisers) is https://www.irahelp.com/, this is the website of Ed Slott and Company. Though Slott's main business is training financial advisers in ...and more »

Jim Hitt of American IRA Responds to IRA Alert, Explains Rollovers ... - PR Web (press release)
2016-10-15

Jim Hitt of American IRA Responds to IRA Alert, Explains Rollovers ...PR Web (press release)Responding to a recent Alert by Ed Slott, American IRA CEO Jim Hitt pointed out how it's possible to take advantage of rollover rules even when using a ...and more »

Answers to advisers' top questions on IRS' late IRA rollover relief - InvestmentNews
2016-10-14

InvestmentNewsAnswers to advisers' top questions on IRS' late IRA rollover reliefInvestmentNewsOct 14, 2016 @ 11:00 am. By Ed Slott. Share. + Zoom. On Aug. 24, the Internal Revenue Service issued Revenue Procedure 2016-47, providing immediate relief for most late 60-day rollovers. Here are questions advisers are asking about the new rules:.

Merrill Lynch hammers nail in coffin for investment commissions ... - KHOU.com
2016-10-12

KHOU.comMerrill Lynch hammers nail in coffin for investment commissions ...KHOU.comThe Labor Department's fiduciary rule doesn't go into effect until April, but firms already are changing the way they do business with investors. Merrill Lynch, the ...and more »

How you pay for investment advice is changing - USA Today - USA TODAY
2016-10-12

USA TODAYHow you pay for investment advice is changing - USA TodayUSA TODAYThe Labor Department's fiduciary rule doesn't go into effect until April, but Merrill Lynch's recent move shows that firms are already changing the way they do ...and more »

How to Calculate Your Life Expectancy When Taking RMDs - Kiplinger Personal Finance
2016-10-07

Kiplinger Personal FinanceHow to Calculate Your Life Expectancy When Taking RMDsKiplinger Personal FinanceHowever, there are a few exceptions to the rule, and one of them is related to death during the year, says Jeffrey Levine, director of retirement education for Ed Slott and Co., an IRA consulting firm. Your RMD can still be calculated using the joint ...and more »

To roll or not: That will be the question come April 2017 - MarketWatch
2016-09-30

To roll or not: That will be the question come April 2017MarketWatchFees and expenses – First, determine what the fees and expenses will be for your new account and investments vs. your existing account and investments, said Jeffrey Levine, chief retirement strategist and director of retirement education at Ed Slott ...

IRS more lenient on 60-day rollover - InvestmentNews - InvestmentNews
2016-09-25

InvestmentNewsIRS more lenient on 60-day rollover - InvestmentNewsInvestmentNewsFiling late used to be difficult and costly to correct, but new rule alleviates a lot of the pain.and more »

Will the state take your client's IRA? It can - InvestmentNews
2016-09-16

InvestmentNewsWill the state take your client's IRA? It canInvestmentNewsCan the state really make off with your client's IRA? Yes! It's called escheatment and states have been using this tactic more aggressively to bring in money. In a recent private letter ruling (PLR 201611028, released by IRS on March 11, 2016), the IRS ...

QLACs Can Deliver Late-in-Life Income - Kiplinger Personal Finance
2016-09-09

Kiplinger Personal FinanceQLACs Can Deliver Late-in-Life IncomeKiplinger Personal Finance... just $87 million of the $729 million invested in deferred annuities went to QLACs, according to LIMRA, a life-insurance company trade group. Part of the reluctance is that today's record-low interest rates are built into returns. But IRA expert Ed ...

Pages