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Why All Investors Should Fund A ‘Back Door’ Roth IRA

Investors with earned income can fund a Roth IRA for up to $6,000 annually.  Investors age 50 and older can fund an additional $1,000 with a ‘Catch-up” contribution for a total of $7,000 annually.   Earned income is from working as


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3 Reasons to Do a Roth Conversion to Save Taxes

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A Roth Conversion is when you take a distribution from an IRA, tax it and rollover the proceeds within 60 days into a Roth IRA.  In lieu of getting a check, have the funds sent from the IRA to the


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Don’t Take That Required Minimum Distribution (RMD) Just Yet!

Clients who will be turning 70 ½ this year are being advised to PAUSE with regards to taking their Required Minimum Distribution from their IRA for 2019.   Clients of this age AND who have an IRA or a 401(k)


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5 Reasons Taxpayers over Age 70 1/2 Should Make a Charitable Donation From Their IRA

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (“TCJA”) almost doubled the Standard Deduction. Beginning in 2018, Single filers can claim $12,000, Head of Household $18,000 and Married Filing Jointly $24,000. Additionally, the maximum amount that can be deducted for state and


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3 Reasons I Encouraged My Son to Open a Roth IRA

I recently suggested to my son that he open a Roth IRA.  Here are the 3 reasons why.    1) He’s Young The Roth IRA offers a huge advantage over a regular IRA. This is particularly so for younger people. 


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