IRAs

Getting Tax Efficient

by Craig Moser on November 30, 2018

I frequently see people losing money to taxes.  Usually it’s because they don’t consider (or understand) the impact different types of investments have on taxes.  The trade-off of getting tax efficient is accepting short-term costs for long-term benefits.  Below are […]

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Paying Uncle Sam When You Retire

by Craig Moser on July 27, 2018

There’s an old saying, “you can pick your friends but you can’t pick your family!”  Even if we could, no one would pick Uncle Sam because he always wants your money; even when you retire.  Have you thought about paying […]

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Roth IRA as a Tax-Advantaged Legacy

by Craig Moser on July 13, 2018

Roth IRAs are amazing tools for accomplishing wealth creation and transfer. One creative use of a Roth account is naming a young child as the beneficiary. At your death, the child takes minimum required distributions (RMDs) for his/her own life […]

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Taxes and Your Future

by Craig Moser on June 1, 2018

Have you thought about taxes and your future? We all know the government has bills to pay. To do that, they need tax revenue. Generating that tax revenue is debated with two primary choices.  Either ask a smaller percentage of […]

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Liquidity from IRA’s

by Craig Moser on May 18, 2018

You’re probably like many Americans with your 401k’s and IRA’s being your largest pool of assets. Therefore, in times of financial trouble, you may want liquidity from your IRA. Due to the possible negative effects on your retirement savings, and […]

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Guidelines For Spousal IRA Contributions

by Craig Moser on April 20, 2018

Spousal IRA’s are unique.  They allow a working spouse to make IRA contributions for a spouse who doesn’t work or doesn’t have enough earned income to make individual IRA contributions.  There are some specific rules and requirements, but they help […]

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IRAs in Divorce Situations

by Craig Moser on December 29, 2017

IRAs in divorce situations are often complex.  And while most of us don’t want to consider divorce, it does happen.  Your legal separation agreement or divorce decree provides details on splitting any IRAs, so here are some things you need […]

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How Your Inherited IRA is Taxed

by Craig Moser on December 22, 2017

How your inherited IRA is taxed depends on the type of IRA you inherit. Tax consequences are different for traditional and Roth IRAs. Consider the following example. Let’s say Chris named his three children as beneficiaries of his three-million-dollar traditional IRA.  […]

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