An individual retirement account (IRA) is often the cornerstone of a consumer’s retirement investment strategy plan, but knowing which type of IRA to open, how much to contribute and how to divide up your investments can be tough if you’re not experienced and versed in things like mutual funds and ETFs. is here to help you get the most out of your IRA.

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We Hate Retirement Plans So Much We Forget About Them

April 5, 2017 | Dori Zinn

A lot of Americans are leaving their IRAs when they leave their jobs.

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The Big, Important Tax Credit You’re Missing

February 22, 2017 | Dori Zinn

The majority of Americans are eligible for a tax credit just for saving retirement money, but aren’t aware this credit exists.

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Ladies Pay More for Retirement Health Care Than Men

January 4, 2017 | Dori Zinn

While women will have to spend more on health care in retirement, that doesn’t mean men have it very easy. Both groups face a huge struggle to save for their golden years.

Make sure your health benefits add up.

How Physical Health Helps Financial Health

October 3, 2016 | Dori Zinn

Want to get your finances on track? Try moving more.

How to get IRS tax debt help

4 Common Reasons People Go to Financial Planners

October 8, 2015 |

You don’t need a lot of money to get a lot from a financial planner.

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Why You Aren’t Saving for an IRA

March 30, 2015 | Jess Miller

Don’t let one of these silly excuses prevent you from retiring comfortably.

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Employers Would Rather Say ‘Thanks’ Instead of Giving You a Raise

March 12, 2015 | Jess Miller

But if you follow this advice, your raise becomes the gift that keeps on giving.

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Ask The Expert: How To Save For Retirement?

December 17, 2014 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

A single mom wants to convince her grown daughter to think about the future.

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September 12, 2014 | Brandon Ballenger

Guaranteed jobs, money that saves itself, and the best banks around. Welcome to easy street.

MyRAs are the training wheels of retirement saving.

MyRA: Your newest (and easiest and best?) retirement saving option

April 18, 2014 | Brandon Ballenger

Most Americans have little to nothing saved for retirement, so President Obama is busting out the training wheels.

Beat the IRA deadline and Uncle Sam, too.

How to hide thousands from Uncle Sam — legally

April 8, 2014 | Brandon Ballenger

There’s still time to stuff an IRA full of tax-deferred or tax-free cash.