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What to do with your 401(k) savings when you change jobs

If you change jobs you may have an important decision to make – what to do with your 401(k) plan. You’ll have several choices. Unfortunately, the easiest choice is the worst choice: that is, to take a distribution from the old plan and put it in the bank. It may be tempting, because who couldn’t [&hel...

Look into benefits of a solo 401(k)

Have you heard about solo 401(k) plans? The traditional type of 401(k) retirement plan is now available for self-employed individuals. And it lets you save more than other types of plans. In the past, 401(k) plans were typically offered by larger corporations. Employees could make pre-tax contributions by payroll deduction. The ...

Making Provisions for Long-Term-Care Costs

Some people are worried that they will wind up in a nursing home with their life savings wiped out. But that doesn’t have to be the case. You can buy some peace of mind with long-term care insurance. But caveat emptor: These policies can be expensive, complicated and they don’t always cover all the costs [&hel...

Check the New Rules for 2011 Tax Planning Opportunities

Sunset was postponed last December, at least in the world of taxes. Many existing laws, which had been due to expire, or “sunset” at the end of 2010, were extended through 2012. At the same time, new rules that can impact your tax planning came into effect. With so many changes, you’ll want to make [&hel...

Is it Time to Talk Finances with your Parents?

One day you may find yourself taking care of an elderly parent who is in declining physical or mental health. This can be stressful, both emotionally and financially. On the financial side, there are steps you may want to take to prepare for this situation. Talk to your parents about their financial affairs. Parents may [&hel...

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