Tag Archives: Retirement

Is a Roth 401k Better than a Traditional 401k?

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Originally posted on The Small Investor:
We’ve all heard the conventional wisdom.  If you have an old, stodgy traditional IRA you should convert to a snazzy new Roth IRA.  There is now even a new Roth 401k.  Sure, you’ll need to pay all of the taxes since the money was initially invested tax-deferred and the conversion requires that the taxes…

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Are Pension Plans Good Ways to Save for Retirement? Part 2: The Company Perspective

Originally posted on The Small Investor:
In the first post in this series, Are Pension Plans Good Ways to Save for Retirement, Part 1, we looked at both pension plans and 401k plans and compared both the benefits and dangers of each.  This time we’ll look at pension plans from a company perspective. Let’s say that you own a large company…

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What Are Annuities?

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After diligently working and tucking away savings, you are thinking about retiring. However, are you sure you have enough money to last for the rest of your life? If you are in good health and longevity runs in your family, then outliving your savings is a very real possibility. Imagine having to move in with your children or grandchildren, or

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