Retirement

Should I Use My Retirement To Pay Off Debt

by Matt Jabs

Using retirement funds to pay off debt is an individual decision depending on your goals, your debt-to-income ration, and the type of debt you have.

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Traditional and Roth IRA Contribution Limits and Deadlines

by Matt Jabs

Continually updated contribution limits for Roth IRA and Traditional IRA currently up-to-date for tax years 2008, 2009, 2010, and 2011.

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When Does Compound Interest Kick-in?

by Matt Jabs
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Oftentimes piddly interest amounts earned can discourage investors and savers alike causing many to fore go saving altogether, opting instead to use their discretionary income on the here and now.

How can compound interest help us and how long will it take to “kick-in?”

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Online Retirement Planning [Top 5 Tools]

by Guest Author

Planning for retirement is an often confusing and overwhelming task. With all the various numbers and information that has to be figured, it is easy to see why anyone would get confused. However, if you want to have a comfortable retirement, you need to begin saving and planning for retirement as soon as possible, and the sooner you begin saving, the better. Use this list of online tools to help you plan for your retirement.

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Finance Reminders Worth Passing On

by Matt Jabs

Ready to take the plunge with ING Direct? Open an account now and earn $25. Solid invest returns and borrowing opportunities with Lending Club. If they suit you, check ’em out.

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401(k) Contributions With Outstanding Debt

by Robert Espe

Should one contribute to a 401(k) with existing debt? Maybe contributions should be changed to pay of debt faster? Let’s take a look…

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Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs)

by Guest Author

Exchange Traded Funds are basically index funds that trade like individual stocks. They’re quite the rage in the investment industry right now. What are they and are they right for you? Let’s take a closer look…

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SEP IRA Contribution Question: AJ Answered

by Matt Jabs
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Should DFA reader AJ contribute to her SEP IRA as an employer, and employee, or an individual?

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Help with Debt and Retirement Savings – T Collins Answered

by Matt Jabs
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Sometimes making a few financial changes and implementing some sound strategies is enough to get ourselves back on track financially… other times more drastic measures like debt counseling are necessary. Let’s examine the situation DFA reader T. Collins and determine what he can and should do.

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SEP IRA – Contribution Limits and Deadlines

by Matt Jabs

A SEP IRA allows business owners to make tax-deductible contributions toward employee retirement plans. It is treated and behaves much like a Traditional IRA yet has unique characteristics all its own. Discover SEP IRA contribution limits, deadlines, and more inside…

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The Need to Rethink Retirement

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Besides taking responsibility for our financial future by investing in 401(k)s, Roth IRAs, and all the other choices available, it’s time to rethink what financial retirement is. See how Flexo challenges us to “Rethink Retirement.”

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