Retiring soon with a pension? How interest rates affect your benefits

Courtneyk | E+ | Getty Images One major decision facing near-retirees who are due a pension can be whether to take those benefits as an upfront lump sum rather than over time as an annuity. If you’re among those leaning toward a one-time payment and are edging close to retirement, it may be worth considering … Read more

I bonds to deliver a record 9.62% interest for the next six months

Marko Geber | DigitalVision | Getty Images If you’re eyeing ways to fight swelling prices, I bonds, an inflation-protected and nearly risk-free asset, may now be even more appealing. I bonds are paying a 9.62% annual rate through October 2022, the highest yield since being introduced in 1998, the US Department of the Treasury announced … Read more

Considering a Roth IRA conversion? Here’s how to reduce the tax bite

If you’re considering a Roth conversion, your timing and yearly planning can significantly reduce the tax bite, financial experts say. The popular retirement savings strategy allows higher earners to skirt the income limits for Roth individual retirement account contributions. While the maneuver may kickstart tax-free growth, you’ll owe levies on pretax deposits. And boosting your … Read more

Here is the age when many Americans hope to retire

Clemens Porikys | Getty Images Entertainment | Getty Images Many workers look forward to the day when they can retire. A recent survey from Natixis Investment Managers set out to find out exactly when most Americans hope to stop working. The average age is 62, the research found. However, it turns out when people to … Read more

What to know about 2021 required withdrawals from retirement accounts

Don’t overlook required minimum distributions from your retirement accounts this year. After being waived for 2020, those RMDs — amounts you must take each year from most retirement accounts once you reach a certain age — are again in force for 2021. That’s in addition to the RMD age changing to 72 from 70½ as … Read more

Don’t overlook 2021 required withdrawals from your retirement accounts

Yellow Dog Productions | Getty Images Amid the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, don’t forget about the required minimum distributions from your retirement accounts. After being waived for 2020, those RMDs — amounts you must take each year from most retirement accounts once you reach a certain age — are again in force … Read more

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