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Pay cut and may lose job

Feb 4, 2009
Question: A: I am currently employed (Not sure how long this will last?) just took a 30% pay cut and there is a good chance that I will either be...
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No match for 2008?

Jan 23, 2009
Question: My company just announced that they are canceling the 401K match for all of 2008. It is now middle of Jan 09. I understand that they are...
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Convert an IRA?

Jan 9, 2009
Question: I am considering converting a Traditional IRA to a Roth IRA. My reasoning for this is: 1.The markets are depressed right now. If I...
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Join retirement savings plan?

Dec 22, 2008
Question: Hi Chris. I have the option to enroll in a retirement plan at the company I work for. In light of the current stock market turmoil, I am...
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Bail on 401(k)?

Dec 15, 2008
Question: I'm 54 years old with a 401k plan that is pretty much all my savings. I'm married and together we make approx. $80.000/year. We just...
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No more 401(k) match

Dec 9, 2008
Question: Can a company that has been contributing matching funds on a 401K plan created by the company, suddenly stop contributing claiming...
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No income and an IRA

Dec 8, 2008
Question: I have a Roth IRA and traditional IRA, both with Vanguard. I am not employed at this time but I would like to contribute to an IRA or...
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Frontload 401(k) contributions?

Dec 3, 2008
Question: I am a married 31-year old. I am a corporate lawyer and my husband is an entrepreneur. I'm in the process of setting my 401(k)...
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A lay-off and the 401(k)

Nov 24, 2008
Question: I am getting laid off at the end of this year. I have been at the company for 12 years and have a decent nest egg in my 401k. What is the...
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Nov 4, 2008
Question: With our 401(k) and 403(b) accounts having seriously tanked during October, we're becoming more intrigued with TIPS. But we don't really...
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