An IRA is one way you can save money for retirement. What can you contribute to an IRA? When can you take money out? Who manages the IRA? Look for answers to these questions and more in the articles, blog posts, videos and radio shows.
Saving money for retirement can be difficult, especially if you’re living paycheck to paycheck. Every dime counts, and putting $50 into savings can feel like a punishment when you know that money could go toward something you need or want now. But what if there was some incentive—other than retirement—that could inspire you to save, [...]
One of the universal truths about all New Year’s resolutions is everyone seems to find it hard to keep them. While it’s not the end of the world if you don’t stick to your resolutions, there are some that you may want to work extra hard to keep. The seven tax resolutions you should make [...]
A couple of years ago, I was invited to a presentation put on by an aggressive financial planner about all the reasons I and other tax professionals should try to convince our clients to begin investing in Roth IRAs instead of traditional IRAs and 401(k) plans. What did I learn? That if those of us [...]
Aah….This time of year is filled with generosity. Even curmudgeons are infected with the holiday spirit. Remember, however, that not everyone is enjoying this season’s largess. This year and last, many people’s lives have fallen apart. People who used to be your neighbors or coworkers—or even you—are now out of work, clutching at unemployment checks, [...]
From Don: I've heard that the requirement to make Required Minimum Distributions from an IRA has been "waived" for calendar year 2009. I've looked di...
Today on the Clark Howard Show, Ilyce Glink filled in. She talked about whether you should refinance your mortgage, how to finance investment properties, and what to do if your homeowner's association is making life difficult by raising fees. She also talked about buying foreclosure properties,trading a CD for an annuity, and rolling over a 401k into an IRA. You can download the podcast here or at iTunes.com. For show notes and updates through the week, check out her blog at www.thinkglink.com/blog . Sign up for Ilyce's free weekly newsletter on the ThinkGlink.com home page. Check out the videos at www.expertrealestatetips.net. Subscribe to her YouTube channel: www.youtube.com/expertrealestatetips and friend her to be notified about new videos.
With stock values falling in 2008 some Americans may be considering doing a mortgage payoff using IRA money. Is it a good idea to pay off a mortgage with an IRA withdrawal? If you do use IRA money to pay off a mortgage don't forget to account for additional taxes. Another option if you can't pay off your mortgage is to refinance the mortgage loan.
Today on the Ilyce Glink Show, Ilyce covered the highlights of what has been billed as the "Worst Week in Wall Street History." A week where the Dow Jones index dropped 2,400 points, marking a more than 40 percentage point drop from the high a year ago. Today's show, which featured a special third hour, Ilyce answered questions on investing in the stock market, if it would be possible to reduce quarterly tax payments, how to help aging parents transfer a property to children to avoid it being sold to pay assisted living fees, choosing a good company in which to invest now that prices are so low, choosing a good financial advisor, 529 college savings plans and other ways to save for college tuition, buying a foreclosure and being aware of homeowner association rules and regulations (before closing), who real estate attorneys really represent in Georgia, whether you should choose a self-employed 401(k) or Sep IRA if you get 1099 income, and what are the risks of going entirely with a wireless phone (especially where 911 calls are concerned). To find out more, tune into the show. For show notes and updates through the week, check out her blog at www.thinkglink.com/blog , and sign up for her free weekly newsletter on the ThinkGlink.com home page. Check out the videos at www.expertrealestatetips.net. And be sure to subscribe to her YouTube channel.
Today on a special 3-hour edition of The Ilyce Glink Show, Ilyce took calls and answered questions about the bailout/rescue package and how what is happening on Wall Street is filtering down to Main Street. She took calls from folks who have lost their jobs and can't afford their mortgage payments; reverse mortgages; helped callers figure out who to call at their mortgage companies to get moving on a loan mitigation program; buyers who are purchasing foreclosures and are having trouble getting information; using IRA funds to pay off a mortgage or other debt; how to get a lender to do a short sale if you're not behind in your loan; investments to make with cash on hand; how to sell an FSBO; how to buy and sell gold; and how to invest with less risk in the stock market. She also took plenty of calls on the $700/$800 billion bailout/rescue bill that passed Congress and was signed into law by President Bush this week. To find out more, tune into the show. For show notes and updates through the week, check out her blog at www.thinkglink.com/blog , and sign up for her free weekly newsletter on the ThinkGlink.com home page. Check out the videos at www.expertrealestatetips.net. And be sure to subscribe to her YouTube channel.