Backdoor Roth conversion: Is it the right move for you?

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Ever wondered about the mysterious backdoor Roth conversion? While seemingly complex, this retirement savings strategy can be quite useful if you fall into a specific bucket of savers. Let’s demystify the process. How does a backdoor Roth conversion work? The backdoor Roth conversion allows high earning individuals the opportunity to contribute to a Roth IRA, Read More

Savings buckets: Knowing where to put your money

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There are plenty of moving pieces to a person’s financial picture, which makes saving for future goals an ever-evolving task. Remember that consistent saving is key to making any financial dream a reality. Earmarking funds for specific savings buckets is a great way to stay motivated. Two goals fall into the must-save-for-first category: retirement and Read More

Reality check: Homeownership

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Ah, homeownership. There’s so much to think about. First, a few things to keep in mind: This isn’t an anti-homeownership post. In fact, buying a house can be an excellent financial goal to accomplish. It can also be one of the biggest financial mistakes out there. Knowing what you’re really getting into is the best Read More

Heads up retirees: Recent RMD changes to consider as you head into your golden years

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It’s been a long time coming. The federal government has made substantial changes to the rules governing retirement account withdrawals, known as RMDs. As Americans are generally living longer and nest eggs are relied upon for additional years, an overhaul was certainly warranted. The recent rules shift has the potential to offer more income planning Read More