A Roth IRA can serve as a backup vehicle for pursuing multiple savings goals.
For retirees, effective tax planning requires taking a long view and spending down assets from a variety of sources each year.
Does the 4% rule still make sense? A CPA financial planner discusses how advisers can help ensure their clients can spend with flexibility throughout retirement.
Two easy mistakes seen in retirement planning involve valuation of pensions and improper net-worth comparisons.
Make sure your decision about when to claim Social Security benefits is an informed one that takes into consideration your expected longevity along with various financial and other factors.
Legislation augmenting the SECURE Act of 2019 now goes to the Senate after passing the House.
The choice between a Roth IRA and a traditional IRA in saving for retirement depends on the person’s age, tax bracket, expected future earnings and other factors.
Long-term care is a critical topic when discussing retirement plans with aging clients.
Individuals working past age 65 who want to continue contributing to a health savings account need to carefully follow Medicare’s enrollment rules to avoid significant penalties.
Tax time provides an excellent opportunity to create or update a financial strategy. By examining your tax returns, you can glean information that can help you build a financial plan.
Taxpayers under financial duress caused by the pandemic can avoid penalties.
The IRS announced that the income ranges for employee participation in workplace 401(k) plans and IRA contributions will increase from 2020 to 2021. Most of the other retirement plan contribution limits stayed the same, however.
The IRS issued guidance adding state unclaimed property fund distributions to the list of reasons that taxpayers may self-certify that they missed the 60-day deadline to roll over funds to a qualified retirement plan.
A qualified rollover contribution to a Roth IRA or an in-plan rollover to a designated Roth account, known as a Roth conversion, can be attractive for CPA advisers' clients because it provides a higher net present value of cash flow from their retirement savings, benefiting themselves or their beneficiaries.
Mackey McNeill, CPA/PFS, founder of Mackey Advisors, based in Bellevue, Ky., developed a process for encouraging clients to discuss the nonfinancial aspects of retirement.
Discussing the nonfinancial side of retirement with clients gives them a better idea of what to expect and gives CPA financial planners insight into how much they might spend.
This article discusses how CPAs can help their clients navigate the tax and financial planning complications of retiring overseas.
Practitioners can advise on the most sweeping retirement reforms since 2006.
Changes brought on by the SECURE act have added new wrinkles to the planning process that must be considered by IRA owners and CPA financial planners.
How can CPAs deal with client anxieties during a time of uncertainty? The best steps include preparing them for unexpected events before they happen and acknowledging their concerns.