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    Should You Convert To Roth?

    Hands holding piggy bank with Roth IRA. Pension plan. Getty There’s been a lot of talk about whether the backdoor Roth IRA and mega back door Roth conversions will be eliminated. However, this isn’t the only reason to convert money to Roth. The most common reason is to pay taxes on pre-tax money now so… More

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    How To Deal With Credit Woes During Tough Times

    If you’re out of work, you can’t pay your bills. What should you do? Don’t despair, because there are plenty of options. Let’s look at your biggest expense first: Housing. Many landlords are giving tenants some leeway. Everyone is in this boat, so you might get a break. With mortgages, it will be a little… More

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    Why Social Security Grumps Are Wrong: Benefits Will Continue

    There’s little debate that Social Security will need more financing to bolster its trust fund. That’s been true for years. But will the trust fund go bust? The doomsayers come out in force on this question, but there are solid reasons why the program will survive and prosper. My prediction is that Social Security will… More

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    3 Great 401(k) Features That Will Help You Save Much More Money

    I’m seeing a major difference between average retirement plans and great ones. The best plans offer contribution matches and bend over backwards to get people to save. The average and stinker plans do the absolute minimum. What separates the so-so plans from the stars? These three key features, according to Bradley Bartells, a certified public… More

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    Getting A Better View Of ‘Gig’ Workers: Younger, Poorer, Mostly Doing It On The Side

    Close-up of vertical sign with logos for ridesharing companies Uber and Lyft, with wheels of a car … [+] in the background, indicating a location where rideshare pickups are available in downtown Los Angeles, California, October 24, 2018. (Photo by Smith Collection/Gado/Getty Images) Getty Images With all the coverage of the gig economy, you’d think… More

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    What’s Behind Biogen’s Move To Cut Prices On Its Controversial Alzheimer’s Drug Aduhelm?

    CAMBRIDGE, MA- March 21, 2019: Biogen headquarters. (Staff photo By Nicolaus Czarnecki/MediaNews … [+] Group/Boston Herald) (Photo by Nicolaus Czarnecki/MediaNews Group/Boston Herald via Getty Images) MediaNews Group via Getty Images This week, drugmaker Biogen made a stunning announcement: It is going to cut in half the price of its controversial Alzheimer’s drug Aduhelm. Instead of… More

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    How Dollar-Cost Averaging Takes The Guesswork Out Of Investing

    Dollar-cost averaging (DCA) getty As you might guess, one of the most common investment questions we receive on our Financial Coaching Line is about when to buy and when to sell investments to maximize returns. My most common answer to that question is that if I knew precisely when to buy securities at the perfect… More

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    Four Smarter Ways To Reach For High Yield

    Do you gravitate to sky-high payouts? If you must reach for yield, at least be reasonably intelligent about it. Result of reaching for the sky Forbes “Reaching for yield is really stupid,” opined Warren Buffett in a 2020 CNBC interview. “If you need to get 3% and you’re only getting 1%, the answer is to… More

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    Guide To International Investing

    Global perspective Getty Images The typical American saver is likely to suffer from a home-country bias, or so say the experts. The answer to that critique is to take a second look at your allocations. Maybe you have too little of your portfolio invested abroad. This five-part guide to international equity investing starts with a… More

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    How You Can Avoid Most Holiday Charity Scams

    You’re going to get a ton of emails and calls asking you to donate to various causes. It’s that time of year. A lot of these solicitations are scams, though. Here’s how you can avoid them: Individuals should never let any caller pressure them into giving a donation without allowing time for them to do… More

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