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3 Reasons to Do a Roth Conversion to Save Taxes

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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How to Use a Roth IRA to Purchase Your First House

  It can be difficult for younger people to save up to purchase their first house.  Paying rent, making a car payment and perhaps paying off a student loan can drain your cash flow. While a Roth IRA is designed


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3 Proven Reasons Young Investors Should Fund a Roth IRA and Roth 401(k) to Save

Time As the Rolling Stones said, “Time is on my side.” And so it is with younger investors, time is clearly on their side.  The benefit to a Roth IRA or Roth 401(k) plan is that if all of the


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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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How to Explain a Roth IRA to Your 25 Year Old

  Roth IRA Eligibility To be eligible for a Roth IRA you need to have earned income.  This is typically from wages earned as an employee.  Earnings from self-employment also qualify. The annual contribution is the lesser of your earned


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