The traditional IRA and deductibility

Traditional IRAs are a great way to lower your taxable income and save for retirement. For 2016, you can contribute up to $5,500 to a traditional IRA plus an additional $1,000 if you’re age 50 and older. In order to contribute to an IRA, you must have “earned income”. Generally speaking, this is earnings from …

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Are Your 401(k) Participants on Track to Meet their Retirement Goals?

As a plan administrator, it is good practice to take a proactive approach and evaluate whether or not your participants are being properly educated on how they can stay on track to meet their retirement goals. A recent article on usnews.com (http://money.usnews.com/money/blogs/the-smarter-mutual-fund-investor/2010/11/16/5-mistakes-you-may-be-making-in-your-401k) discussed some common mistakes people make in their 401(k) plans that hinder their …

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