Personal financial planning

Longevity annuities: Why clients should consider them

While many clients are reluctant to buy an annuity that won’t start making payments for 15 or 20 years, retirement researchers tout this as an effective strategy to prevent outliving one’s retirement savings.

How the mega-backdoor Roth works

A strategy for effectively super-funding a Roth is available to some individuals who have a 401(k) or 403(b) account through work. This article explains the basics.

Of high interest: What rising rates mean for everyone

Higher interest rates affect more than home or vehicle purchases. Learn more about the associated risks of a high-rate environment for practitioners and the clients they advise in this podcast episode with transcript.

Key tax and retirement provisions in the Secure 2.0 Act

The year-end appropriations act included the Secure 2.0 Act, which makes many changes to the retirement plan rules, including expanding automatic enrollment and increasing the starting age for required minimum distributions.

The ins and outs of IRA-to-HSA rollovers

Savers often are surprised to learn they can roll funds from an IRA into their HSA. While this lesser-known rollover rule has limitations, it can produce tax savings.

When is a Roth conversion beneficial?

When deciding whether to convert a traditional IRA to a Roth, several factors should be considered, including some that might not be immediately obvious.

Where to find May’s flipbook issue

The Journal of Accountancy is now completely digital. 

 

 

 

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