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Kiplinger's Retirement Report
Easier-to-read form highlights retirement income streams and other tax benefits for citizens 65 and older.
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You'll need to crunch some numbers before you contribute more toward your qualified longevity annuity contract for retirement.
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As July Fourth nears, there are fireworks to enjoy and cookouts to attend. But in the midst of all the celebrating, assess where you stand with Uncle Sam halfway through the tax year. “It’s a good ...
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Nixing the age cap for contributions and raising the age to start required minimum distributions could affect workers, retirees and heirs.
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An inherited 401(k) can be a lasting legacy, but the windfall needs to be handled carefully to maximize the inheritance and minimize taxes. Your relationship to the deceased and the 401(k) plan’s own ...
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There are several options for penalty relief if you end up owing more in taxes than you anticipated.
After decades of squirreling away money in tax-advantaged retirement accounts, investors entering their seventies have to flip the script. Starting at age 70½, Uncle Sam requires taxpayers to draw down ...
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As you complete your 2018 tax return, turn some attention to your tax plans for 2019. Although tax reform triggered a slew of major changes in 2018, the landscape has settled this year. In terms of tax ...
Down 650 points one day. Up more than 1,000 points the next. Down 660 points another day. That was the Dow Jones industrial average’s performance just during one recent week.
How should investors ...
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If you're a boomer turning 66 in 2019, you should take advantage of this claiming strategy to boost your retirement income.
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When ringing in a new year, many people resolve to be better organized or improve how they manage their finances. “On January 1st, you should be waking up thinking, ‘What is my overall game plan for ...
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The clock is ticking to make tax-saving moves by year-end. Whether you’ve been procrastinating or strategically waiting to fine-tune your 2018 tax planning, the time to act is now. Consider these last-minute ...
A possible workaround: See if you qualify for a Medicare surcharge waiver.
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Heirs are responsible for the last required minimum distribution when someone dies. Here's how it works.
The coming tax-filing season will be full of twists and turns. New tax forms should be in place. Old, familiar tax breaks are gone, replaced by new breaks and new tax-saving opportunities. And the new, ...
For many Americans, Social Security benefits are the bedrock of retirement income. Maximizing that stream of income is critical to funding your retirement dreams.
The rules for claiming Social Security ...
The window is closing fast to ask your IRA custodian to put that Roth money back into a traditional IRA before the break disappears for good.
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