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Online broker and safety

Jan 4, 2010
Question: You give great advice, Chris. Is it safe to open a Roth IRA with a well-known online broker? I need to put my money to work following a...
Posted In: banking, Investing, retirement savings, Savings, scams

Monthly pension benefits into IRA?

Dec 31, 2009
Question: Can monthly pension benefits be deposited directly into an IRA and be treated as a rollover thus deferring taxes? Question: Can monthly...
Posted In: Retirement, retirement savings, Savings, Taxes

Uncertain freelance income

Dec 28, 2009
Question: I freelance as a stage manager for theatre and my year usually pans out where I have work for two months, then am unemployed for two...
Posted In: retirement savings, Savings, Taxes

Saving too much

Dec 11, 2009
Question: I was brought up by parents who remembered the Depression, and they taught me frugality. I also got my first job in the early 80's when...
Posted In: retirement savings, Savings

Join retirement plan

Dec 3, 2009
Question: I recently started back to work part-time now that our two children are older and my husband took a 50% pay cut. I teach as an adjunct...
Posted In: retirement savings

Saving for retirement

Dec 1, 2009
Question: I am prevented from contributing to my company's 401(k) because I am a HCE and the average contribution rate is less than 3%. I make just...
Posted In: Investing, retirement savings, Savings, Taxes

A foreigner and retirement savings

Nov 30, 2009
Question: I am a German scientist and will spend the next 3-4 years in the US to conduct my research. Before I lived about 5 years in the...
Posted In: Investing, retirement savings, Taxes

A China bull

Nov 24, 2009
Question: I would like to consider putting a small portion of my retirement (and/or other) investment money in Chinese stocks. Is this a reasonable...
Posted In: Investing, retirement savings, stocks, Taxes

TIPS: mutual fund or bonds

Nov 11, 2009
Question: I retired early and am over 55. I plan to keep enough money in my 401k to meet my needs until I'm 591/2. To take advantage of things...
Posted In: bonds, Investing, retirement savings


Nov 2, 2009
Question: I've just opened a Roth IRA to start saving for retirement. However, as a graduate student, the amount I'm starting with and able to...
Posted In: Investing, retirement savings