Category Archives: IRA

5 Inherited IRA Mistakes That Will Destroy Your Inheritance


Let’s be honest. Stress doesn’t help us make smart financial decisions. I think it’s fair to say when we are inheriting money it’s often a busy, hectic and stressful time in our lives. Here are a few mistakes you want to avoid if you inherit an IRA or other retirement accounts from a loved one. Don’t let these five mistakes destroy your loved one’s legacy. Some retirement account mistakes can be fixed. On the other… Read More »

3 Things to Consider When You Have An Old 401(k) You Don’t Know What To Do With

Nancy L. Anderson If you have a 401(k) with a former employer, it’s called an orphan. The name is fitting, since you aren’t really taking care of this account — it’s sitting there all by itself. In fact, according to the Bipartisan Policy Center, there are 25 million orphaned retirement accounts sitting with former employers today. If you find yourself in this group, you may be wondering how to deal with your ‘abandoned’ funds. You most likely… Read More »

Following The Herd Can Leave You Lost During Retirement

Forbes Finance Council Six times more people have died coming down Mount Everest than while climbing Mount Everest. The same can happen as you come down the mountain after retirement. How you distribute wealth, or “disinvest,” is even more important than how you invest. The savings decisions you are making today have far more implications than you might be seeing. Simply following “the herd” without exploring these consequences can spell trouble down the road. In… Read More »

Developing A Retirement Playbbook

Joel Johnson Ever wonder what it might be like to be a retirement “all-star?” To have a plan in place so that you can live the retirement you’ve always wanted, stress-free and confident about your financial future? It all starts with a playbook of important strategies and tools to get you on the road to financial freedom. Retirement Playbook Tip #1 – Develop a Strategy It sounds pretty basic – you have to have a… Read More »