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Why the new tax law caused a 'perfect storm' for Roth IRA conversions

  • Why the new tax law caused a 'perfect storm' for Roth IRA conversions Why the new tax law caused a 'perfect storm' for Roth IRA conversions 2:04
    The real reason why Americans can't save any money The real reason why Americans can't save any money 2:32
    What happens to your debt when you die What happens to your debt when you die 2:06
    This flight attendant saved enough to retire early but chooses to work This flight attendant saved enough to retire early but chooses to work 5:19
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How to make your retirement savings last forever New research explores various retirement spending strategiesNew research explores various retirement spending strategies
6:35 a.m. Today - By Mitch Tuchman
Retirement: Why FIRE when you can do this instead? Life is about meaning, not moneyLife is about meaning, not money.
6:34 a.m. Today - By Alessandra Malito
U.K. companies are required to enroll workers in retirement plans — and it’s helping them save more Contributions must ramp up to make a differenceContributions must ramp up to make a difference
6:34 a.m. Today - By Alessandra Malito
Trump wants even lower interest rates: What that would mean for your retirement savings What message would that send about the value of the U.S. dollar? What message would that send about the value of the U.S. dollar?
6:34 a.m. Today - By Alessandra Malito
Social Security is a lifeline for many older Americans, but how will it be funded in the future? Proposed solutions are unpopular Proposed solutions are unpopular
6:33 a.m. Today - By Alessandra Malito
Here’s how other countries financially support their retirees Caring for retirees is a problem all over the world — here are some solutionsCaring for retirees is a problem all over the world — here are some solutions
6:33 a.m. Today - By Alessandra Malito
This couple is one year away from having enough money to retire early — here’s what they did How to get to financial independence How to get to financial independence.
6:33 a.m. Today - By Alessandra Malito
Was Joe Biden the victim of an ageist attack at the Democratic debate? The problem with ageism is that it’s ingrained in society The problem with ageism is that it’s ingrained in society
6:32 a.m. Today - By Andrea Riquier
Why buying and selling a house could soon be as simple as trading stocks Artificial intelligence in housing could completely change the way we buy, sell and liveArtificial intelligence in housing won’t just eliminate Realtors. It could completely change the way we buy, sell and live.
4:00 a.m. Today - Barrons.com
How to Avoid Financial Deadlock—or Worse—After One Spouse Dies In many relationships, it’s common for one spouse to play money manager and the other to take a more passive role. Here’s how to prepare the less-engaged spouse or partner before it’s too late.
1:42 a.m. Today - By Andrew Keshner
Some older Americans say millennials’ student debt is their own fault One young graduate disagrees: ‘People don’t realize that everybody is living paycheck to paycheckand they are not doing that by choice’One young graduate disagrees: ‘People don’t realize that everybody is living paycheck to paycheck and they are not doing that by choice.’
1:41 a.m. Today - By Meera Jagannathan
Millennials are resorting to this questionable tactic to buy their first homes Home buyers in their 20s and 30s are ‘having to be very creative’ to come up with down payment moneyHome buyers in their 20s and 30s are ‘having to be very creative’ to come up with down payment money.
2:07 p.m. Sept. 14, 2019 - By Quentin Fottrell
I saved $1 million for retirement without an adviser and I’m only in my 40s — yet I spend my waking hours worrying ‘By the time we retire in early 2027, we should have about $2 million in investments’‘By the time we retire in early 2027, we should have about $2 million in investments.’
12:44 p.m. Sept. 14, 2019 - By Richard Quinn
These 16 money wasters are why so many Americans can’t save for retirement We can’t tell the difference between needs and wants and are unable to delay gratificationWe can’t tell the difference between needs and wants and are unable to delay gratification.
12:04 p.m. Sept. 14, 2019 - By Shawn Langlois
How one millennial managed to save almost $1 million in 10 years without ever earning a salary of more than $75,000 Hint: Living rent-free to start out has a little something to do with itThis millennial claims he was FIRE before FIRE became popular.
11:33 a.m. Sept. 14, 2019 - By Catey Hill
She’s 63 and living by the beach in Mexico on $1,000 a month: ‘I can’t imagine living in the U.S. again’ After losing her job as a journalist, Janet Blaser left Santa Cruz for Mazatlán, where she started her own magazineAfter losing her job as a journalist, Janet Blaser left Santa Cruz for Mazatlán, where she started her own magazine. Here are the pros and cons of her life abroad.
11:03 a.m. Sept. 14, 2019 - By Catey Hill
‘It is an act of insanity to stay in the U.S.’: Why this 63-year-old teacher ditched Massachusetts to retire in the highlands of Panama You can live on about $2,000 a month, experts says, and Panama has a generous ‘pensionado program’ — but there are drawbacks You can live on about $2,000 a month, experts says, and Panama has a generous ‘pensionado program.’ But there are drawbacks.
10:17 a.m. Sept. 14, 2019 - By Catey Hill
‘To hell with it’: She ditched Canada at 56 for Belize, where a couple can get ‘everything you could imagine’ for under $50,000 a year She moved to a beautiful, laid-back island in 2013 — and now, for a surprising reason, she’s returning to North AmericaShe moved to a beautiful, laid-back island in Belize in 2013. Here’s the surprising reason she’s returning to North America.
10:12 a.m. Sept. 14, 2019 - By Karishma Vanjani
Early retirement sounds amazing, but it can take a toll on your mental health The FIRE movement focuses on finances, but not so much on emotional well-beingThe FIRE movement focuses on finances, but not so much on emotional well-being
6:36 a.m. Sept. 14, 2019 - By Shawn Langlois
This budget shows how a $350,000 salary barely qualifies as middle classMost Americans would probably have a hard time wrapping their heads around a $350,000 salary. The thing is, that kind of income, while relatively huge, is barely enough, according to Financial Samurai blogger Sam Dogen, for a family to lead a comfortable life in coastal counties — where almost half of the nation’s population calls home.
6:02 a.m. Sept. 14, 2019 - By Catey Hill
He moved to America at 20 with just $400, and retired at 53 to sail the world — here’s how he did it Want to retire early? Atlanta residents Mark Erdos and his wife Cindy have some sage advice.Want to retire early? Atlanta residents Mark Erdos and his wife Cindy have some sage advice.
4:00 a.m. Sept. 14, 2019 - Barrons.com
One Target-Date Fund Is Enough. Except When It Isn’t. (And That’s OK.) Conventional wisdom says investors in target-date funds should pick the one closest to their projected retirement age and go all-in. But sometimes it may be worth ignoring the rule of thumb and mixing a target-date fund with other options.
4:43 p.m. Sept. 13, 2019 - Barrons.com
Barron’s Top 100 Independent Advisors: Scott Hanson Values Nonfinancial Goals Too Scott Hanson recognizes that a big problem for a lot of people in retirement is that they haven’t laid out their life’s goals and are left feeling deflated and unhappy.
4:40 p.m. Sept. 13, 2019 - Barrons.com
Barron’s Top 100 Independent Advisors: Sarat Sethi Says Financials and Energy Could Grow Sarat Sethi explains why financial stocks will do better than you think and points out what to avoid in fixed income.
4:38 p.m. Sept. 13, 2019 - Barrons.com
Barron’s Top 100 Independent Advisors: Lisette Cooper Is Going More Active How Lisette Cooper embraced family and pivoted her firm away from its institutional origins.
4:30 p.m. Sept. 13, 2019 - Barrons.com
Letters to the Editor Letters on the global retirement crisis, the Federal Reserve, corporate earnings management, European stocks, and U.S. tariffs
1:32 p.m. Sept. 13, 2019 - By Meera Jagannathan
Felicity Huffman’s letter contains one glaring omission about her role in the college-admissions scandal, and some older Americans say millennials’ student debt is their own fault Friday’s top personal finance stories Friday’s top personal finance storiesFriday’s top personal finance stories
11:58 a.m. Sept. 13, 2019 - Barrons.com
Bitcoin ETFs Might Finally Get SEC Approval The crypto industry has made strides toward making trading safer, but regulators have yet to approve any Bitcoin ETFs. That could change very soon. But who really cares?
11:55 a.m. Sept. 13, 2019 - By Philip van Doorn
Weekend roundup: Readers debate the value of a $350,000 salary | Hope for cutting real estate commissions | A big change for Apple Also, cloud stocks and President Trump’s interest-rate policy ideasAlso, cloud stocks and President Trump’s interest-rate policy ideas.
10:15 a.m. Sept. 13, 2019 - By Mark Hulbert
How retirees should think about inflation Those who think inflation will remain low may want to reconsiderThose who think inflation will remain low may want to reconsider.
10:10 a.m. Sept. 13, 2019 - By Bruce Yates
How to make the most of your 401(k) Qualifying for employer 401(k) matches can literally be life-alteringQualifying for employer 401(k) matches can literally be life-altering.
10:05 a.m. Sept. 13, 2019 - By Dan Moisand
I’ve got questions about estate taxes and other inheritance issues Answers to some common concerns about death and moneyAnswers to some common concerns about death and money.
10:00 a.m. Sept. 13, 2019 - By Alessandra Malito
News and analysis for those planning for or living in retirement Retirement news and analysisRetirement news and analysis
8:37 a.m. Sept. 13, 2019 - By Leslie Albrecht
Why the best person to turn to for money advice may be a psychotherapist Financial therapy cuts straight to the emotional core of our bad money habitsStarting this year, it will be possible to be officially certified as a financial therapist.
8:16 a.m. Sept. 13, 2019 - By Ellie Ismailidou
Why the new tax law caused a 'perfect storm' for Roth IRA conversionsThanks to the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, today's federal income-tax rates might be the lowest you'll see for the rest of your life. Here's why this might be the time to consider a Roth IRA conversion.
8:16 a.m. Sept. 13, 2019 - By Ellie Ismailidou
The real reason why Americans can't save any moneyIn this episode of Explainomics, we look at why most Americans have almost nothing saved for an emergency.
8:15 a.m. Sept. 13, 2019 - By Ellie Ismailidou
What happens to your debt when you dieMost Americans die in debt. But what happens to those unpaid bills after someone dies? Do all debts go to heaven?
8:00 a.m. Sept. 13, 2019 - By MarketWatch
Dow and S&P 500 drift within reach of records after U.S. retail sales reportU.S. stocks mostly extend an up trend that has put the Dow and S&P 500 close to carving out fresh all-time highs as Sino-American trade tensions ease and central banks support risk taking with easy money.
7:45 a.m. Sept. 13, 2019 - By Alessandra Malito
How to keep your 401(k) running smoothly — no matter what Rebalance, automatically contribute and don’t sweat the day-to-day market movementRebalance, automatically contribute and don’t sweat the day-to-day market movement
7:44 a.m. Sept. 13, 2019 - By Alessandra Malito
How to retire like Tina Turner 5 life lessons from a music legend5 life lessons from a music legend
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