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Help me apply Windfall Elimination Provision to my situation

I struggling to understand exactly how the Social Security's Windfall Elimination Provision applies to me in my situation (and thus what it specifically means for how long I should keep my part-time ...
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Stocks and Bonds in Roth IRA vs non-tax-advantaged

I have an account with Vanguard. I have a Roth IRA, Rollover IRA (from my 401k from a previous job), and I have a standard non-tax-advantaged account. Currently, all 3 accounts are fully Vanguard ...
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Father retired a little early doesn't need 401k but should he move it to Roth IRA?

My father recently retired at 63. He has some money in his 401k (the provider is ADP) and they keep emailing him with an advertisement telling him the ramifications of withdrawing any money out early ...
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Got a budget for grad school with some extra cash. Add it to my portfolio, or use it for grad school?

This year I’ve maxed out my Roth IRA (with employer matching): https://hellomoney.co/portfolio/6bad58-roth-and-401k Aside from that, I’ve got $17k in a checking account that up until now I haven’t ...
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Please help me decide whether to Roth IRA or pay off my underwater mortgage?

my name is Jane and this is my first time stumbling across this site. I'd appreciate any quality answers to my question. Here's my stats: 3 jobs: 55k/year FT at a church 40k/year PT at a juvenile ...
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Take Social security at 65 or spend retirement savings

What is better? To retire at 65 1/2 and spend nothing but retirement savings until reaching age 70. At 70 take social security for both me and my wife and get the maximum benefit. I would spend ...
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What percent of minimum wage should I save from today,if I expect a certain percent of the then minimum wage,as income from corpus,after retirement?

I am trying to evolve a simple formula or a thumb-rule (under assumptions) to answer the question " Am I saving enough for my retirement ? " or "How much should I save today ?". But, not in absolute ...
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As an American living in Canada what should I consider in determining distribution between RRSP and IRA contributions?

I worked in the US for 15 years before moving to Canada which resulted in a retirement portfolio in the US that contains a traditional IRA. Now living in Canada I have opened an RRSP and have ...
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Can U.S. citizens make sensible retirement plans while abroad?

Accidental Americans (perhaps born in the US but never lived or worked there) are still required to file U.S. tax returns in perpetuity. One of the many problems with this is that tax deferred ...
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Investment strategy for retired couple

My parents are retired (71 and 75), their house is paid off, and they have a moderate amount of savings between some IRAs and bank accounts. All of their savings is in cash or money markets, and it ...
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My pf no on salary slip is MH/PUN/ Can anyone tell me how can I get UAN no if combination for Maharashtra-Pune becomes PU/PUN UAN Member Portal?

I work in India, Pune. I want to generate UAN [Universal Account Number] allocated to track the PF [Provident Fund, Govt. Pension scheme]. I was using government site Employee's Provident Fund ...
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Retirement Options for Income

I am in the UK and hoping to retire in a few years. I am aware that pension rules have changed recently so an annuity is now not my main option for an income - due to my age annuity would only yield ...
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Is it possible to have multiple retirement accounts?

Can an individual have separate traditional IRA, roth IRA, 401k, roth 401k etc...? Assuming they somehow have the income to put into them, and yet are still eligible to have such accounts? If not, ...
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Is it worth investing in 401(k) if a company doesn't do matching?

The company offers 401(k) but doesn't match your contribution at all. In this case, it worth investing in 401(k)? For what reasons might a 401(k) be preferred over an IRA if there is no match?
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New year, and a new Job Opportunity - with financial consequences [closed]

I have a very interesting financial situation with my current employer, and a potential opportunity with another employer, but I'm having trouble quantifying how it will financially affect my family ...
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Is anyone using Monte Carlo Sim Analysis for Retirement Strategy? [closed]

I am trying to run Monte Carlo projections for retirement savings and goals. I know that there are a few good tools out there such as OnTrajectory.com and other websites. Is anyone out there ...
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Using Index Returns in Retirement Investment Planning

In retirement planning one of the inputs to a forecast is an assumption about return on investments... and there are a number of rules of thumb thrown around. 6%, 8%, something that goes from higher ...
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Does the starting balance of an account affect it's rate of growth?

Given two accounts: Traditional IRA - Current balance $30,000 403(b) - Current balance $0 And contributions of: $400/month * 12 months = $4,800 / year Which account would you apply contributions ...
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what happens if you don't start collecting social security until you're 75?

My father recently turned 70 and distrusts banks somewhat. He doesn't feel he currently needs the extra income that social security would provide and that if he took the extra money now that that ...
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Formula to determine readiness to retire based on age, networth and annual expense

The formula should be conservative since it is hard to determine with precision. Better be on the safe side. Suppose person XXX has liquid networth of $1.5 million, age 38 and annual expense of $50 ...
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What is my pension worth?

I am currently seeking disability compensation thru a lawyer. I am unable to work due to medical problems. I am 60 years old and have a pension that is worth 500.00 per month when I reach 65. Problem ...
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My company's 401K plan: Where to put my money? [closed]

I am not sure what to do here, my new job has a different 401K plan with a match of 4% of my salary ( better than nothing ). We have the option of 401K Before-tax and Roth 401K... only 2 options. ...
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Starting a new job. Help me with retirement/debt planning please!

For context: I am about to be 27 (M) and am starting a job later this month. I have been considering various different methods to attack my debts, which are below: Student Loan - $24,288.77 @ 5.75% ...
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Possible to file W-4P “retroactively” for annuity early withdrawal?

I made an early withdrawal of $25,000 from an annuity account [no surrender fees] and, at the time, it was my understanding (based on conversations with the financial rep) that the taxes would be ...
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What retirement accounts are available without age based withdrawal penalties?

If you retire early and have money invested in a Roth IRA or a traditional 401k, that money can't be touched without penalty until you're 55/59. (Let's ignore Roth contributions that can technically ...
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What's the difference between investing in Index Fund through and not through a IRA/Roth IRA?

I'm a young adult who currently invest in Vanguard index fund using money from my paycheck, which is already taxed. What is the difference of doing this compared to put the money into a Roth IRA ...
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Superannuation drawdown for non-resident

I'm an Australia citizen but not a resident. I worked there for ~10 years and have a considerable amount of money in my (compulsory) superannuation account. It's consolidated and relatively low fee, ...
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How to maximize Social Security benefits when working spouse retires at 62 and other spouse are 67?

My wife is 5 years older than I, and while she has only worked sparingly in the last 13 years, she worked full time from about 1980 to 2002. I am not sure if she will ever work again as our youngest ...
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Retirement as arbitrage of the tax system

While reading this blog post about effective marginal tax rates, I came across a reference to this scholarly article with the following abstract (emphasis mine): The paper offers four main ...
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Why is my unreduced retirement date same as the normal retirement date

My employer says that my unreduced retirement date is the same as normal retirement date (at age 65). How come some people have unreduced retirement date that is upto 5 yrs sooner than their normal ...
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Institution As A Retirement Account Beneficiary

If possible, what information do I need to have in order to have an institution (private K-12 school) be the beneficiary of my retirement accounts?
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Is the earliest retirement age set by candian government or by the employer

My employer tells me that there is a concept of an 'earliest retirement age' which happens to be 55. basically if I retire at 55 instead of 65, the formula for the company pension (not Canada pension ...
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Should I pay off my mortgage, begin retirement savings, or build my emergency fund?

My Goal I am trying to calculate how best to apply my income to my various goals. For the sake of simplicity, I'm interested in the balance between three specific goals: Paying down my mortgage ...
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Is selling put options an advisable strategy for a retiree to generate stable income?

Suppose a retiree wants to generate stable income from selling S&P500 (or other stock index) put options. Is this an advisable strategy for a retiree?
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Are junk bonds advisable to be inside a bond portfolio that has the objective of generating stable income for a retiree?

Suppose a person has retired. He would like to construct a bond portfolio that generates stable income for his remaining days. Is it advisable to include junk bonds in the bond portfolio for that ...
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Individual 401(k) and Contribution Limits [duplicate]

For an individual who was self-employed part of this year and contributed to an Solo 401(k). Now the individual is employed and covered under a standard 401(k). Does the solo 401(k) contribution ...
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Employer Won't Release 401k [closed]

A client of mine came today with a scenario that I had never seen. She had worked for a company for three years, held about $60K in a 401K, but after four months from being laid off, she hasn't been ...
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Steps to calculate reduction in spending vs. savings till retirement

I'm stuck and I I think it's an algebra issue. I have a typical what do I need to save (today) so I can retire question for the first part. Let's say you need $1,239,926.43 in savings at retirement ...
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If you are layed-off by the US Navy, do you lose retirements benefits? [closed]

Sailors in the United States Navy get a pension after 20 years of service. A few days ago, I met a man who told me he had been laid-off from the US Navy after 17 years of service and that he now ...
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Given current market conditions, how / when should I invest a $200k inheritance?

Situation: I have $100k in an IRA with Betterment, plus just inherited $200k - currently cash. I'm 34 years old and salary is $97k, with no debt. Goals: IRA: growth of principle for retirement ...
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Will interest rates on bank deposits ever fall close to 0 percent in India? [closed]

I wanted to know if interest rates will ever fall to close to 0 percent in India. + I would like to know that as close to 0 interest rates might affect the income earned through debt instruments at ...
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Retirement planning: Pension or personal saving/investing?

I work on short-term contracts that are well-paid - however, not knowing how long I will be working on a job, I have got into the habit of 'making hay while the sun shines' and saving what I can to ...
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Taking Physical Ownership of A Commodity From A Roth-IRA

Some physical commodity ETFs allow the purchaser to take physical possession of the commodity itself in return for the shares. So if a person owned the equivalent to 10 ounces of platinum and that ...
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What fiscal scrutiny can be expected from IRS in early retirement?

From Tim Ferriss to Mr. Money Mustache, fueled by contemporary prospects of making riches in technology and real estate, to name a few, one of the most popular subjects in the personal finance ...
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Saving when saving is really hard

I read the article of saving, and i like the answer but it miss some points.e.g if i earn 1700 and have a baby on way. I am still living with my in laws as i am new in this country. So in my estimate, ...
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Are tax-free investments still tax free when taking distributions?

If you read the 'Power of Zero', he talks about putting tax free investments into your traditional IRA. That way, you won't incur any taxes when you take distributions. Maybe I misunderstood what he ...
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Clarification on 2015 IRA Rollover Limits

I've run into an issue in my personal finance journey that many people now struggle with: having a collection of 401k and 403b accounts left over from previous employers, some of which have been ...
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Long term investment for money

I have some money I would like to put into very long term savings. At least 40+ years. What's the best way to save the money? I would like to accrue as much interest as possible and get a headstart ...
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Paying off mortgage or invest in annuity

We are retired, I'm 62 and my husband is 58. We have $150,000 in savings, a 401K at $105,000 and another 401K of $75,000. The home mortgage has a balance of $160,000 with 18 years left on a 20 year ...
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Can assets be transferred from an existing employer 401k to an Individual 401k?

I've been considering opening an Individual 401k account with Vanguard. I chose this, opposed to a SEP IRA, because of the higher contribution limits and the dual contribution options (as employee and ...