Individual Retirement Accounts (IRAs)
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The case against state-run retirement plans
While most Americans are not aware of it, a broad nationwide trend is underway that could profoundly impact the choices and tools that are available to them as they plan for retirement. Across the country, state legislators have introduced bills that would establish state-run or state-assisted ...
Female clients' unique approach to investing
Female clients think about investing differently, with focuses ranging from retirement to impact investing, and it's up to advisers to meet them on common ground. More: The Women and Investing special report
Soldiers lured out of federal retirement plan
John Turner suspected that brokers were encouraging federal workers to ditch their top-flight retirement plan. So he went under cover.
Heed custodian's asset allowances
The Tax Court has ruled that an individual had a taxable IRA distribution when he tried to get around his custodian's policy of not allowing real estate as an individual retirement account investment. The court said the custodian didn't have to offer real estate as an investment, even though the ...
The 401(k) retirement complex: Retooling Americans' nest egg
Jerry Schlichter says 401(k)s — and the 401(k) retirement complex — need to retool so they work primarily in the best interests of American savers.
IRA moves that won't get you in trouble
With new IRS rules on rollovers coming soon, some tips on how to help clients avoid the tax man.
States take auto IRAs into own hands while Washington dawdles
Retirement security a top concern for states discussing options for workers whose companies don't offer plans.
Medicare: The next frontier
As health care costs in retirement rise, many advisers and clients still haven't accounted for a major part of those expenses: Medicare.
Traditional advisory firm hammers out deal with robo-adviser
Redhawk Wealth Advisors and Jemstep co-brand an online investment platform to help clients with investments.
Succession planning doesn't mean selling
Aging advisers need to ask themselves if selling their practice can fund their own retirements.
Retirement savers' fund fees move lower: ICI
A trade group's study says tough competition between fund managers is driving fees in 401(k) plans lower — but investors still may not be getting a good deal.
Inherited IRAs in bankruptcy cases
The Supreme Court ruled unanimously last month that inherited individual retirement accounts are not protected under federal bankruptcy laws. This ruling does not affect your clients' own IRAs. Those are retirement funds that are protected in bankruptcy. The problem is when your client dies and ...
Stretch IRAs no longer targeted in Senate highway-funding bill
Individual retirement account beneficiaries can continue to stretch distributions over a lifetime, as the Senate dropped a provision in its highway funding bill that would have required those distributions within five years of the death of the original account holder.
Limits to stretch IRAs floated to pay for highway repairs
When Congress returns from its July 4 recess next week, the Senate tax-writing panel will resume its effort to pass a bill that would pay for highway repairs in part by changing policy toward inherited individual retirement accounts.
Treasury allows longevity annuities in retirement plans
The Treasury Department announces a rule that will allow retirement plan participants access to deferred-income annuities, also known as longevity insurance.