Infographic: Traditional vs. Roth IRA

by Sara Seeger 12. June 2014
We know there are lots of different types of retirement accounts, and it sure can get confusing! Here's a simple illustration of the differences between Traditional and Roth IRAs. This information is not intended to be a substitute for specific individualized tax advice. We suggest that you discuss your specific tax issues with a qualified tax advisor. The Roth IRA offers tax deferral on any earnings in the account. Withdrawals from the account may be tax free, as long as they are considered q... [More]

Individual Retirement Accounts: An Introduction

by Marylove Moy 2. June 2014
Do your eyes glaze over when you see the term IRA? Are you sick and tired of all those ads on tv talking about retirement? I hear ya! These days, retirement – and retirement planning – is the 800 pound gorilla in most people’s homes. Well, have no fear...let’s take a look at what an IRA is and how they have evolved over time. Once we understand the history, we can move on to other related topics: investing, planning and other retirement ideas. Basically, an IRA is an &ld... [More]

April is National Financial Literacy Month

by Spencer Tierney 16. April 2014
Every April for the past 10 years, we have celebrated National Financial Literacy Month – and for good reason. A person’s financial literacy level can always be improved. In a study conducted by the FINRA Investor Education Foundation, participants were asked five questions about personal finance, and 61% of them couldn’t answer more than three questions correctly. 1. Why is financial literacy important? As the financial landscape changes, it is becoming increasingly important ... [More]


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