Retirement Saving & Investing

  • Top Investing Mistakes

    Once you have an income beyond your living and daily expenses, you can focus on investing it. However, with so many options, it often becomes difficult for the inexperienced to decide where to invest. The article discusses some top investing mistakes...
    By Zaid Aysen June 28, 2011 

  • Add Spark to Your Retirement Portfolio with Self-Directed IRAs in the Energy Sector

    Most investors find sector-specific investments risky. However, with the surge in oil prices, it may be wise to explore energy investments to balance your self-directed IRA. Recent government policies to boost renewable energy provide lucrative investment...
    By Shobha Sriram June 28, 2011 

  • The Effect of Stock Market on Pension Funds

    As a general rule pension funds invest 65% of their assets in stocks and the rest in other investment avenues, so the effect stock market has on pension funds is a major factor. The performance of pension funds is largely dependent upon the performance...
    By Mariam Anthony June 28, 2011 


  • IRA Accounts & Withdrawals Limitations

    When a shareholder who has an IRA account becomes temporarily disabled they may provide a representative a power of attorney. However, IRA accounts carry certain limitations that must be exercised including limitations on who may withdraw funds from the...
    By Finn Orfano June 27, 2011 

  • Self-Directed IRA Investments

    This self-directed IRA guide to investments covers popular choices like, real estate, gold, discount paper, tax liens, and private equity. These are just a few examples of the tricks investors are using to accelerate their retirement savings in a Self...
    By Dave Guilford June 23, 2011 

  • Investment Tips for Baby-Boomers Close to Retirement

    Are you close to retirement? If you are staring retirement in the face and you don't think you have saved enough to be comfortable in your golden years, there is still a lot of time to catch up. The following is a discussion of some of the best...
    By nataliajones June 21, 2011 


  • Where To Invest 401k Account in 2010

    The end of 2009 is here. Where to invest your retirement accounts for 2010 and beyond? How to allocate your 401k and other retirement funds for 2010.
    By Brian Nelson June 21, 2011 

  • Annuity Taxes - How Are Beneficiaries Affected?

    Because an annuity reduces current tax cost, it is a popular investment vehicle. However, this is not always the case for beneficiaries of annuities. Annuity beneficiaries need to have a complete understanding of the taxes associated with annuities.
    By Shobha Sriram June 16, 2011 

  • Borrowing From an IRA

    Sudden medical bills, major car repairs or unexpected home repairs are all reasons to consider withdrawing from an IRA. Putting the money back after 60 days allows this type of transaction without penalty. However, failure to replace the funds can result...
    By Finn Orfano May 31, 2011 

  • Retirement Investments: Qualified or Non-Qualified

    Simply stated qualified and non-qualified plans differ based on the type of funds that are invested. Funds that are taken from a taxpayers income pre-tax is qualified funds while non-qualified investments are after tax. This means that a qualified annuity...
    By Finn Orfano May 31, 2011 
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