Tag Archive: Roth IRA

Dec 13 2011

How to undo a Roth IRA conversion

By Jason Alderman We’ve all suffered buyer’s remorse – say you buy something you really can’t afford or the item’s sudden drop in value make it seem, in retrospect, a poor investment. That’s what has happened to some people who’ve taken advantage of IRS rules that allow them to convert a regular IRA or 401(k) …

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Sep 14 2011

The power of compounding

By Jason Alderman I wish I had learned about the power of compounding a long time ago. As a kid I walked dogs in the neighborhood, earning $5 a week. If I’d started investing that weekly $5 from age nine until 65, it would have grown to $254,000, assuming an 8 percent return. Unfortunately, I …

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Feb 02 2011

Don’t let a layoff catch you unprepared

Chances are you or someone you know have been laid off recently. Being unemployed is difficult enough, but in a cruel twist, the longer you’re out of work, the harder it can be to find a job. And, when work does finally materialize, it’s often a lower-paying position. This double whammy can damage your finances …

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