IRAs, 401(k)s & Other Retirement Plans

Strategies for Taking Your Money Out
Author: Twila Slesnick,John C. Suttle
Publisher: Nolo
ISBN: 1413323936
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 408
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Whether you have an IRA, Roth IRA, 401(k), Keogh or other retirement plan, this book will help you make sense of the rules for taking your money out. Even more important, it will show you how to avoid the stiff taxes and penalties that lurk in the fine print.

IRAs, 401(k)s, and Other Retirement Plans


Author: Twila Slesnick,John C. Suttle
Publisher: NOLO
ISBN: 9780873378642
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 336
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Get your money early; take required distributions; make sense of inherited plans; avoid penalties; and more.

IRA's, 401(k)s & other retirement plans

taking your money out
Author: Twila Slesnick,John C. Suttle
Publisher: NOLO
ISBN: 9780873377911
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 336
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IRAs, 401(k)s & Other Retirement Plans discusses the different types of retirement plans, the taxes and penalties that can deplete a nest egg, and ways to avoid or minimize them. In plain English, the book covers: -- tax strategies for before and after retirement-- distributions one must take-- distributions to heirs after death-- Roth IRAs -- eligibility, taxation, rollovers and moreThis book is completely overhauled to reflect the new tax laws passed by Congress in 2001. It provides the new 2002 rules and necessary tables.

The Retirement Savings Time Bomb . . . and How to Defuse It

A Five-Step Action Plan for Protecting Your IRAs, 401(k)s, and Other Retirement Plans from Near Annihilation by the Taxman
Author: Ed Slott
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101589965
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 416
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The best source of IRA advice" (The Wall Street Journal), extensively revised and updated for new tax rules With the possible exception of home property, the most valuable asset for most Americans is their retirement fund. Yet most people don't know how to avoid the costly mistakes that cause a good chunk of those savings to be lost to needless and excessive taxation. Now, in this fully updated edition of The Retirement Savings Time Bomb, renowned tax advisor Ed Slott explains in clear-cut layman's terms what people need to know to keep their money and pass it on to their families. This book is for every American with savings who is planning to retire.

The New Rules of Retirement

Strategies for a Secure Future
Author: Robert C. Carlson
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0471703303
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 256
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Praise for THE NEW RULES OF RETIREMENT "As a Wharton graduate, money manager, Chief Financial Officer, and Certified Financial Analyst, I didn't think I needed help in making investment choices and planning for my retirement. I was wrong. I have been a subscriber to Retirement Watch since 1997. I trust Bob Carlson completely and follow his investment, tax, and planning advice personally." --Sandy Kagan, CFA CFO Partner, Tatum Partners "A clear, practical, and wisely unconventional guide to the new world of retirement." --Humberto Cruz Nationally syndicated financial columnist, Tribune Media Services "Bob Carlson does a magnificent job preparing readers for the many challenging issues they will face over the next several decades. Retirees can no longer count on generous asset returns and employer-provided defined benefit plans. Bob provides readers with creative approaches for contending with these challenges to help ensure financially and emotionally secure 'freedom years'." --Lawrence E. Kochard, PhD, CFA Chief Investment Officer, Georgetown University "Bob Carlson shows that three trends--demographics (baby boomers), increasing longevity, and fewer offspring--have changed forever the landscape facing America's retirees. Stereotype retirement based on Social Security and employer pensions is out; making ends meet on your own is in. Better get yourself ready--and you can do so by reading this book." --James C. Miller III Former U.S. Budget Director, Chairman of The CapAnalysis Group, LLC

Your Complete Retirement Planning Road Map

A Comprehensive Action Plan for Securing IRAs, 401(k)s, and Other Retirement Plans for Yourself and Your Family
Author: Ed Slott
Publisher: Ballantine Books
ISBN: 9780307493569
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 384
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This is the same diagnostic system I use with my own clients and with the financial advisors I train. So, going through it will be like having me sitting beside you, whispering in your ear, guiding you every step of the way.” –from Your Complete Retirement Planning Road Map Corporate pensions are disappearing. Social Security is in trouble. And the sizable postwar generation is reaching retirement age. With the futures of millions of Americans at stake, Ed Slott, the country’s foremost retirement planning advisor, now offers expert advice on weathering the perfect storm of financial instability that looms on the horizon. Your Complete Retirement Planning Road Map, Slott’s most essential and accessible book yet, provides clear step-by-step directions through the highways and byways of IRAs, 401(k)s, 403(b)s, and other major accounts. In five helpfully focused sections, Slott combines crucial facts with interactive checklists and questionnaires (those he uses with his own clients) to teach investors and beneficiaries alike the best way to save and to maximize an inheritance. Inside you’ll discover • My Account Inventory: an overview of every retirement savings account you own, whether you’re thirty or sixty-five–from what it is and where it is to who gets it and how, plus where to put important data for easy access and where to store your essential documents (hint: not in a safe-deposit box) • The Account Owner’s Care Solution: how to properly fill out retirement account beneficiary forms so that whatever amount of money is left in your account after you’ve fully enjoyed retirement will go to whomever you choose and not to relatives who suddenly pop up out of nowhere • The Account Beneficiary’s Care Solution: what to do when you inherit so that you won’t lose any of the tax benefits and other opportunities your benefactor has created for you, or make a mistake that could wipe out an inherited fortune that took years to build up • The Special Issues Care Solution: how to handle the out-of-the-box issues that could affect you or your beneficiaries (e.g., life events such as divorce or incapacity; tax issues for unmarried partners; decisions about trusts) • The Follow-up Care Solution: how to keep your planning on track and make adjustments when circumstances change, and how to determine whether your professional retirement advisor is really up to the task of preserving and protecting your money • Plus: the most up-to-date information on tax laws, including the Pension Protection Act of 2006, which provides major new retirement incentives that you can take advantage of Your Complete Retirement Planning Road Map is an indispensable planning solution that is sure to become the standard how-to on a complex subject that is becoming relevant to more people every day. From the Hardcover edition.

IRA and 401(k) Investment in Real Estate

For Syndicators, Other Real Estate Professionals, and the Rest of Us
Author: Stephen L. Smith
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 1450299636
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 116
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This book can help you take control of your own investments in a way that is just not possible through the stock market. You can legally invest in raw land or income producing properties such as condominiums or shopping centers. In addition to opening up the possibilities for some significant profits, you can invest in properties that are much more personal and real to you than some investment in a mutual fund. I cannot quantify the value of this but there is certainly something there that makes investment in real estate very attractive to many of us.

Retirement Plans: 401(k)s, IRAs and Other Deferred Compensation Approaches

Tenth Edition
Author: Everett Allen, Jr.,Joseph Melone,Jerry Rosenbloom,Dennis Mahoney
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
ISBN: 0077663756
Category: Business & Economics
Page: N.A
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Retirement Plans (formerly titled Pension Planning through the ninth edition) is a classic, relied upon by generations of faculty and thousands of professionals throughout the world. It reliably provides the reader with the features, costs, investment opportunities, and regulatory issues governing all the various types of retirement and other deferred compensation plans. The 11th edition keeps the book at the forefront of the discipline, with extensive coverage of Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act and the American Taxpayer Relief Act, a discussion of the effects of behavioral economics on retirement planning, a detailed look at the enormous growth in target date funds, and much more.

The Truth About Retirement Plans and IRAs


Author: Ric Edelman
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1476739862
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 352
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From one of America’s most trusted financial advisors: a guide to making the most of your retirement plans and assuring long-term financial security. Everyone knows that investing in your retirement is important. Yet only half of all eligible Americans contribute to a retirement plan. That’s because 401(k)s, 403(b)s, 457s, and IRA plans are complicated, confusing, and costly. New York Times bestselling author and acclaimed financial advisor Ric Edelman has counseled thousands of savers and retirees, and has accumulated his advice in this book. Edelman has created a step-by-step guide. With illuminating examples and simple explanations, he shares everything you need to know as a plan participant: how much you need to retire comfortably, how to make wise choices among your investment options, and how to maximize the benefits of your 401(k). Along the way, he debunks the myths and clears up the confusion.

Nolo's Essential Retirement Tax Guide

Your Health, Home, Investments & More
Author: John Suttle
Publisher: Nolo
ISBN: 1413315488
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 416
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Retire and keep your hard-earned cash! When you retire, your potential tax deductions change considerably -- and if you're a baby boomer on your way to retirement, you'll want to keep your hands on as much of your money as possible. That's why you need Nolo's Essential Retirement Tax Guide, the first book of its kind that helps boomers and their parents understand their tax benefits in plain English. Find out how to save on taxes, step by step, by: doing volunteer work accounting for increased medical expenses buying a boat, RV or second home making charitable donations paying for a grandchild's education living off your investments selling or renting out a home starting a business giving financial help to your family With Nolo's Essential Retirement Tax Guide, you get winning strategies and the legal information you need to keep the tax collector happy while saving you a bundle -- so you can have enough money to enjoy your golden years.

Retirement Plans: 401(k)s, IRAs, and Other Deferred Compensation Approaches


Author: Dennis F. Mahoney,Jerry S. Rosenbloom,Everett T. Allen, Jr.,Joseph J Melone
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
ISBN: 9781259720673
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 688
View: 564

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Retirement Plans (formerly titled Pension Planning through the ninth edition) is a classic, relied upon by generations of faculty and thousands of professionals throughout the world. It reliably provides the reader with the features, costs, investment opportunities, and regulatory issues governing all the various types of retirement and other deferred compensation plans. The 12th edition keeps the book at the forefront of the discipline, with extensive coverage of Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act and the American Taxpayer Relief Act, a discussion of the effects of behavioral economics on retirement planning, a detailed look at the enormous growth in target date funds, and much more.

Living with Defined Contribution Pensions


Author: Olivia S. Mitchell,Sylvester J. Schieber
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
ISBN: 9780812234398
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 299
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Employers are increasingly turning to defined contribution plans, especially the popular 401(k) plan, in place of the older, employer-based pension model. This shift has implications for the nation's workforce. Such defined contribution pensions have clear advantages for employees, including greater flexibility and portability. But they also place a great deal of responsibility on participants' shoulders. Decisions about whether to participate, how much to contribute, and how to invest can be overwhelming for individuals with limited knowledge or understanding of retirement savings. Living with Defined Contribution Pensions considers the impact of defined contribution pension plans on the prospects for retirement saving and wellbeing. The book carefully analyzes the emerging trends in defined contribution pensions, seeking to explore how the switch will affect retirement income in the future, and recommending ways to improve decision making about pension design in the future. "The book contains high-quality research, drawn from many sources and well referenced, yet written in a straightforward, businesslike way. . . . After an excellent introduction by the editors, the book is divided into three sections: The new responsibility of defined contribution plans Preserving defined contribution pension accumulations, and Retirement policy and defined contribution plans.

Taking the Mystery out of Estate Planning


Author: Stephen L. Smith
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 1491708891
Category: Law
Page: 354
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Thinking about your death isn’t easy, but it’s even harder to consider the consequences of not thinking about it. Failing to execute a will or set up a trust could burden your heirs beyond just grief at your passing, leaving them to deal with your incomplete affairs as well. Stephen L. Smith, a longtime attorney with thirty-five years of experience in estate planning, seeks to take the mystery out of what can often be an intimidating process. Using this guide, you can learn how to • understand the differences between wills and trusts; • evaluate attorneys and tax advisers; • empower yourself to direct the planning process; and • maximize the money and assets that get passed to others. Whether you have a large estate or a modest one, it’s important to engage in estate planning to make your wishes known. Take control of the process by arming yourself with the knowledge in Taking the Mystery out of Estate Planning.

Retire Secure!

A Guide to Getting the Most Out of What You've Got
Author: James Lange
Publisher: Retire Secure Press
ISBN: 9780990358831
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 420
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In the new edition of "Retire Secure! "CPA and attorney James Lange supplements his proven methods for making the most of your retirement plans with updated information, analysis and examples as well as offers recommendations for new tax-saving strategies for retirees and older Americans. Always a strong proponent of contributing as much as you can to all the tax-deferred retirement plans available to you, Jim makes a convincing case for adding a slight modification to his pay taxes later adage - "pay taxes later, except for the Roth." On the accumulation side of the equation, when individuals are working to save money for retirement, he delves into great detail on the differences between traditional and Roth retirement plan options. When it comes time to tap into your retirement savings, Jim revisits determining the appropriate spending order for the different classes of retirement assets, IRS minimum distribution rules, and annuities all with updated information. Jim also discusses proposed legislative changes that, if enacted, will greatly affect the income ofretirees. He does all of this while being sure to address the challenges that retirees face when mapping out their estate plan - choosing beneficiaries, reducing federal estate taxes, and leaving legacies for both family and charities. Never one to shy away from looking at both sides of any decision, Jim analyzes the merits of his recommendations and each chapter offers case studies based on his accumulated experience and rigorous analysis. "Retire Secure! "offers everyone a better chance at accumulating money for retirement, but perhaps more significantly, it offers strategies for making your retirement money last throughout your life and your spouse s life. The icing on the cake is how to prudently pass on your money to your heirs and charities or, if you prefer, keep it out of the hands of others. Tackling these topics in three parts, Accumulation, Distribution, and Estate Planning, "Retire Secure! "delivers the most sophisticated financial and legal advice in the most accessible of manners. Jim makes it possible for the reader to gain a unique understanding of these stages and plan for them."

J.K. Lasser's Winning with Your 401(k)


Author: Grace W. Weinstein
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0471217956
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 288
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An in-depth guide to 401(k) plans--for the over 24 million Americans participating in them As 401(k) assets accumulate, so do the questions about the plans--especially with regard to the investment options which typically include at least seven choices by employers. This much-needed book explains how 401(k) plans work, how federal regulations and company policies affect retirement savings, how to develop investment strategies that will benefit individual needs, and what happens when money is taken out of a 401(k) plan. It also compares 401(k) plans to other tax-sheltered retirement plans, including IRAs, 403(b) plans, and 457 plans, and provides comprehensive listings of Web and print information resources. Most importantly, J. K. Lasser's Winning with Your 401(k) helps readers to understand their company plan in terms of their own personal needs and goals for the future. Grace W. Weinstein (Englewood, NJ) writes a weekly column on personal finance for the Financial Times and a regular column on tax issues for Investor's Business Daily. She has appeared on Good Morning America and the Today Show.

Get a Life

You Don't Need a Million to Retire Well
Author: Ralph Warner Attorney
Publisher: Nolo
ISBN: 1413314570
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 384
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Retire happy and healthy without keeping a million bucks in the bank! The financial-service industry wants you to believe that in order to avoid financial destitution, you need to put aside huge amounts of money that you -- let's say it together -- "should have begun saving years ago." Not true, states Ralph Warner, Nolo co-founder and the author of Get a Life . Although a sensible savings plan makes good horse sense, many other actions and decisions will determine whether you enjoy your retirement years. Get a Life shows you how to beat the anxiety surrounding retirement, and to develop a plan to make your golden years the best of your life by: developing family relationships maintaining and creating friendships improving health keeping active developing a robust curiosity for the world realistically calculating how much money you need and how to secure it The 5th edition provides the latest research and studies that show physically and mentally active retirees live longer and enjoy happier lives. New in 2008: Also in this category, by coauthor Ralph Warner, Retire Happy: What you Can Do Now to Guarantee a Great Retirement.

The Handbook of Retirement Plans


Author: Nicholas Paleveda
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781545233603
Category:
Page: 536
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The Handbook of Retirement Plans cover Pension and profit sharing plans, IRAs, 401(k) plans, and other forms of deferred compensation. These plans are regulated by the IRS, DOL and in some instances the PBGC. The Handbook also covers stock option plans, ESOPs, ESPPs, welfare benefit plans and other plans that are non-traditional. Legal issues are reviewed and case law along with IRS rulings are included in the Handbook. IRS regulations are discussed along with U.S. Tax Court and U.S. Supreme Court decisions. The Handbook provides a broad survey of the available tools and techniques of Retirement plans.

Transforming from Consumer to Producer in 90 Days

$aving Money, Energy, and Time Equals More Money to INVEST
Author: Darryl L. Wortham
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1449045251
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 428
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FOREWORD The core concept is not just saving money, but saving time and energy as well. These savings are multiplied together, giving you more money to invest. To summarize, I created the equation: $ET = M2 to INVEST, in which saving Money, Energy, and Time ($ET) are multiplied to generate (=) More Money (M2) to INVEST. This equation is fundamental to your success! You must be prepared to take action to start having enough money to accomplish your goals, to stop living paycheck to paycheck, and to retire early. If you are on course to make the same income as last year or, worse, facing declining take-home pay because of ever-increasing taxes, medical costs and declining economy, don’t give up! Saving money, energy, and time will generate more money to invest—creating real income and wealth. Transforming you from consumer to producer! You must expand yourself personally as well as enhance your inner and micro economics. Rather than growing a mega-company’s revenue or the financial fortitude of millionaires’ pockets, you are going to grow your own individual savings account, retirement plan, and children’s college funds. This book is a guide to help you create a path and roadmap to a life of saving money, reducing debt, living efficiently, and creating wealth by investing within a reasonable timeframe. Together we will examine four major building blocks that inspire and accelerate behavioral changes: 1.Why and how to change your behavior and lifestyle. 2.How to save money, energy, and time. 3.How to invest your money, energy, and time savings to improve your present situation and build for the future. 4.How to create and implement a transformation plan. Progressive ideas and hilarious cheap strategies are also detailed. These are necessary to exceed your personal and financial goals. I want you to be thrilled about life, saving money for a brighter future, and early retirement, while having fun at the same time.

The Complete Guide to IRAs and IRA Investing

Wealth-Building Strategies Revealed
Author: Martha Maeda
Publisher: Atlantic Publishing Company
ISBN: 1601382022
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 360
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As more and more baby boomers prepare to retire and as people seem to be retiring at an earlier age, the importance of saving for retirement has become increasingly apparent. Many people find themselves worrying that they will not be able to maintain their current life style once they retire. However, the strategies provided in this book will help you turn your IRA into a wealth-building tool. The Complete Guide to IRAs and IRA Investing will show you how to take control of your investment future and make sure your investments are performing for you. You will learn about Roth IRAs, traditional IRAs, SEP IRAs, SIMPLE IRAs, and self-directed IRAs, and you will learn how to choose the right plan for you. You will learn about the Economic Growth and Tax Relief Reconciliation Act of 2001, rules regarding distribution, rollovers, transfers, conversions between accounts, valid adjustments, adjusted gross income, annual contribution limits, the advantages and disadvantages of the various IRAs, potential penalties, tax deductible contributions, myths and truths about IRA investing, and IRS guidelines. In addition, we will show you how to open an IRA; how to choose the right financial advisor for you; how to manage vital information and deadlines; how to set up your account with a custodian or IRA administrator to deal with the day-to-day activities, such as depositing contributions and executing and settling transactions; and how to use your IRA to invest in mutual funds and stocks. You will also read about the specific rules relating to life insurance, collectibles, foreign investments, and real estate and find the answers to common questions, such as How do rate returns affect my retirement income? When should I begin saving? What IRA am I eligible for? This new book will provide you with all the information you need to know about IRAs and IRA investing. The Complete Guide to IRAs and IRA Investing combines essentials, insight, and insider secrets to help you secure financial victory after retirement.