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Studies indicate that savvy asset allocation may lead to long-term investment success. Individuals can find a desired mix of riskier asset classes, such as stocks, and relatively lower risk asset classes, such as bonds. Sticking with a chosen strategy might deliver...read more
IRS data indicate that fewer than 1% of all individual income tax returns are audited each year. That's true, but some taxpayers are more vulnerable than others. For starters, the IRS is more likely to audit taxpayers who report high incomes because that's where...read more
As of this writing, major U.S. stock market indexes are at or near record highs. This bullish run might continue...or it might end with a severe slide. Here are some strategies to consider. What's Inside Playing Defense as Stock Prices Soar Holding Down Premiums for...read more
Workers under age 70.5 can deduct contributions to a traditional IRA, as long as they are not covered by an employer's retirement plan. The same is true for those workers' spouses. What's Inside After-Tax Dollars in Traditional IRAs "Combo" Products for Long-Term Care...read more
A new year begins with celebrations, resolutions, and dual IRA opportunities. Most workers and their spouses have until April 18, 2017 (April 19 in some states), to contribute to an IRA for 2016. At the same time, contributions to 2017 IRAs are now permitted; the...read more
Anecdotally, retirement finances formerly were based on a “three-legged stool.” After people stopped working and no longer had earned income, their cash flow would come from Social Security, personal savings, and a pension from a former employer. This pension would...read more
Recently, year end tax planning has been challenging. Many tax code provisions expired, and it was uncertain whether they would be renewed, with Congress' action potentially not coming until extremely late in the year. What's Inside More Certainty for Year-End Tax...read more
The arrival of a newborn can be a joyous occasion. Even while emotions are at their peak, though, you shouldn’t neglect the practical aspects. Several steps should be taken to protect the family’s finances, and the sooner the better. What's Inside Financial Steps...read more
According to Morningstar, target-date funds (TDFs) attracted nearly $70 billion in 2015. Another research firm, Cerulli Associates, has predicted that 88% of new 401(k) contributions will go into TDFs by the end of 2019. As this market expands, new versions are...read more
The College Board reports that full-time students at private institutions typically paid almost $44,000 for tuition, fees, room and board during the 2015-2016 academic year. That’s the average, so costs at some private colleges and universities were well over $50,000...read more
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