Top Four Year-End IRA Reminders

It’s never too late to save for retirement. Individual Retirement Accounts are a great way to save. If you have an IRA or want to open one, here are year-end rules and reminders: Know Your Limits. The maximum contribution to … read more

Timing Rules for SEPs and SIMPLE-IRAs Part I

For the most part, SEPs (Simplified Employee Pensions) and SIMPLE (Savings Incentive Match Plan for Employees)-IRAs live up to their billing as easy ways to set aside tax-favored retirement funds for employees and employers. However, contribution rules for these plans … read more

Are You Considering Converting Your IRA to a Roth IRA in 2011?

What if you have a chance to pay taxes now in order to receive future tax free treatment on the earnings of those monies, would you convert?  It would certainly depend on a number of factors.  What if you could … read more

401k Contribution Deadline for Small Business Owners

When the Department of Labor (DOL) has jurisdictional authority over a 401(k) plan, salary deferrals should be separated from the employer’s assets and deposited in trust as soon as administratively feasible.  For plans with fewer than 100 participants, the DOL … read more

Section 529 Plans

Since my nieces have a household of toys and their mother dresses them differently than I would, I generally write checks for Christmas and birthday gifts.  This year, I am going to begin funding 529 plans for the girls.  A … read more


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