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To Roth 401(k) or not

Feb 28, 2012
My company just added a Roth 401(k) investment option to our retirement plan. I am currently saving 6 percent of my salary in my 401(k), with a 3 percent match from my company. (This is the maximum match.) Now that there is an option to invest in the Roth, with the same match available, I am not sure how to adjust my investments. I don't have any other retirement savings besides my 401(k). I have talked this over with a few of my friends and none of them seems to know the answer, either. Thanks for your help! Priscilla, Greenville, N.C.
Posted In: Roth-IRA, Roth-401(k), 401(k), retirement savings, Taxes

Getting Personal: The perils of private student debt

Feb 23, 2012
MSN's Liz Weston discusses tax rebates, student debt and how to negotiate the foreclosure process.
Posted In: loan student debt, Taxes, rebates, exemptions, foreclosure, bankruptcy

Getting Personal: Identity crisis

Feb 17, 2012
Tess talks with David Lazarus of the the Los Angeles Times about how to cope with possible identity theft, the tax implications of airmiles and handling your credit profile when collectors come calling.
Posted In: Money, Taxes, identity, theft, ID, IRS, collection agency, debt

Tell us your tax filing rituals!

Feb 17, 2012
Posted In: Taxes, filing, rituals

$3.8 trillion budget released

Feb 13, 2012
President Obama has published his multi-trillion-dollar budget. Despite it being an election year, Karen Shaw Petrou thinks we should take it seriously.
Posted In: federal budget, Obama, Taxes

Corporate tax hits 40-year low

Feb 3, 2012
Thanks to “bonus depreciation,” corporations paid the feds only 12.1 percent of their profits in taxes in 2011.
Posted In: Corporate Tax Cuts, Taxes, corporations

Is major tax reform coming?

Feb 1, 2012
Like it or not, some form of major tax change is coming over the next several years. The reason is well-known: The federal government's dire long-term fiscal situation. The real question is what kind of tax overhaul.
Posted In: Taxes, tax forms, credits, deductions, tax reform, federal budget

Week in Review: Romney's 15.9% tax rate

Jan 27, 2012
How can ordinary Americans can get a tax rate like Mitt Romney's?
Posted In: tax, Taxes, romney, 15.9%, capital gains, income

How Americans would change the tax system

Jan 26, 2012
Taxing the rich has once again become a hot button issue. How do Americans feel about the amount they are handing over to Uncle Sam each year?
Posted In: Taxes, 2012 campaign

I-bonds are a worthwhile investment

Jan 25, 2012
There was a time that Marketplace Money was very pro I-bonds. I haven't heard them mentioned in years. This year, when I submitted my tax return, I was given the option to purchase I-bonds with my refund. Thoughts? Rebekka, Los Angeles, CA
Posted In: savings bonds, Saving, Taxes

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