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The Last (Really BIG) Tax-Free Gift

Under current federal estate tax law there is an exclusion up to $5.12 million in 2012. Taxable estates above this amount are taxed at 35%. This exclusion is scheduled to decrease to $1 million beginning in 2013. The tax rate


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How (Almost) Everyone Can Have a Roth IRA

  What’s the Benefit of a Roth IRA? The benefit of having a Roth IRA is that if the account is open for at least 5 years and the account owner is at least 59 1/2, then all of the


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4 Reasons All Employers Should Offer a Roth 401(k) Plan

  1) The Roth 401(k) Plan Has a Higher Contribution Limit that a Roth IRA Taxpayers can contribute up to $5,000 per year into a Roth IRA. Taxpayers over age 50 can contribute an additional ‘catch-up’ contribution of $1,000 for


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4 Reasons Everyone Should Contribute to a Roth IRA

1) Tax – Free Distributions If the Roth IRA account is open for at least 5 years and the taxpayers is over age 59 1/2, then all of the distributions from the Roth IRA are tax-free.   2) Take Your


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4 Reasons to do a Roth Conversion

  A Roth Conversion is when funds are taken out of an IRA and converted into a Roth IRA. This conversion results in taxable income. Here are 4 Reasons to do a Roth Conversion:


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