Tag Archive: retirement

Jan 05 2012

Boosting your retirement plan contributions

By Jason Alderman For the first time since 2009, the IRS has increased the amount people can contribute to their 401(k) and other defined contribution plans. Effective January 1, 2012, the maximum annual contribution grows by $500 to $17,000, thanks to an increase in the Department of Labor’s Consumer Price Index for Urban Consumers (CPI-U), …

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Nov 30 2011

Deadline nears

By Jason Alderman Reaching your 70th birthday is cause for celebration. But thanks to our quirky tax code, a potentially more important milestone arrives six months later. IRS rules say that you must begin taking required minimum distributions (RMDs) from your IRAs and other tax-deferred retirement accounts beginning in the year you reach age 70 …

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Nov 09 2011

Gift of a good retirement

By Phylis Dills, Social Security Public Affairs Specialist When the holidays come, the money goes — usually for presents and parties, greeting cards and traveling to see family. Before you spend that last holiday buck, make sure you set some cash aside for retirement as a gift to yourself. If you haven’t started already, now …

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Nov 03 2011

The calendar is booked

This year, the award-winning Tyler Independent School District Foundation will hit the ground running  for its annual community campaign. “Our first part of our campaign has been a quiet campaign of contacting our loyal donors and employees of Tyler ISD,” said Tom Slack, chairman of the Foundation Board and President and Owner of Lone Star …

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Aug 02 2011

Should you put retirement on hold?

By Jason Alderman One indicator our economy is still hurting is that more and more people are postponing retirement. According to the Department of Labor, those over 55 and still working have increased steadily since the recession began – 28.9 million at last count – and some surveys show more than a third of employees …

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Jun 07 2011

Financial advice for fathers

By Jason Alderman   With Father’s Day upon us, dads everywhere are gearing up for an avalanche of gifts and “I love yous” from their spouses and kids. If you really want to return their affection, think about what you can do to protect your family financially. All it takes is a little organization and …

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Apr 28 2011

For Mother’s Day: Help mom get organized

Mother’s Day is May 8. In addition to traditional gifts like candy and flowers, consider spending a few hours helping your mom organize her financial, legal and medical records so she – and you – know where she stands. Being prepared will make it much easier to take appropriate actions should an issue ever arise.Here …

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Apr 07 2011

Smart uses for your tax refund

Each spring, millions of Americans look forward to receiving a hefty income tax refund. And it truly is “hefty” with the average federal refund in 2010 hovering around $3,000. That’s a lot of money to be giving the government through what is essentially a year-long, interest-free loan. If you regularly receive large refunds, you’re probably …

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