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Roll over your 401(k) to a Roth IRA?

Earlier this month, we wrote about rolling over your 401(k) into a traditional IRA when you leave your job. But what if you want to roll into a Roth IRA?Roth IRAs offer a smart tax break that you should know about for your retirement plan....

Stable Value Funds Help Reduce Risk

In this economic climate, what can you do to shore up the value of your 401k and prevent further losses? Under normal circumstances—i.e. five years ago—owning bonds or bond funds in a long-term portfolio was supposed to protect it from falling too...

The One-Fund Plan

If you’re stymied about where to start investing, consider a basic all-in-one fund called a target date fund that puts your financial plan on cruise control. Well, sort of. Let us explain: First, you pick a fund that’s targeted toward your desired...

Rollover Details You Need

When you leave a job, should your 401(k) account go with you? Many financial planners say yes. How come? You can move your 401(k) to an IRA at the brokerage firm or fund family of your choice, presumably giving you more (or better) investment...

Should You Borrow Your Own Money?

Does this stat surprise you: Nearly 28% of 401(k) users currently have outstanding loans, according to a recent survey by employee-benefits consultant Aon Hewitt. That’s up from about 22% in 2005.Yes, we get that times are tough and that a 401(k)...

Think Long-Term Care Now, for Later

When I announced that I would use my "Money Day Off," earlier this summer, to tackle my long-term care insurance policy (finally), many of you expressed an interest in LTC. As a former financial advisor—and someone who has seen long-term care...

A Simple Attack Plan for Retirement

When I started working with Julie for the Money Fix, she was great with budgeting and saving—but investing overwhelmed her. So I drew up a simple action plan. Research investment options. Julie has a military service background, which means she...

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