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The Roth 403(b) option

Jan 17, 2012
My wife and I both work for a state university that recently began offering a Roth 403(b) option. I am 52 and she is 47. We both contribute the maximum to the traditional retirement plan and to a traditional 403(b), as well as making the maximum contribution to Roth IRAs. I've used various online calculators to try to determine if we should switch new 403(b) contributions to the Roth option, but the result always comes out to just a couple hundred dollars or less monthly income difference one way or the other. I wonder if I'm missing some significant considerations or if the decision really is just a toss-up for people our age. I'd greatly appreciate some insight on how best to weight this decision. Thanks! Jerry, Hillsborough, NC
Posted In: Roth, 403(b), retirement savings, Taxes

Businesses eyeing payroll tax cut extension

Jan 16, 2012
Businesses want to attach tax credits to the payroll tax extension bill.
Posted In: payroll tax, Taxes

Tax deadline for 2012 moved to April 17

Jan 4, 2012
Procrastinators, rejoice!
Posted In: Taxes

Taxes and budgeting go together

Dec 21, 2011
A budget is a good way to get control of our finances.
Posted In: Budgeting, budget, Taxes

Companies may have received 'cosy deals' on U.K. taxes

Dec 20, 2011
British lawmakers are accusing the U.K. taxman of giving major corporations an easy ride
Posted In: U.K., Britain, Taxes, Goldman Sachs

Year-end tax tips

Dec 15, 2011
The holiday madness is upon us. But, between shopping and holiday party planning, taxpayers can still take steps to save on their 2011 taxes. There are a few last-minutes opportunities to consider by December 31.
Posted In: Taxes, income tax, capital gains, charitable contributions

Good reads

Dec 12, 2011
Here are some recent stories on a variety of personal finance subjects.
Posted In: Savings, Taxes, hospice, gift cards, financial advisor

Study: Corporations skimp on state, local taxes

Dec 7, 2011
Matt Gardner discusses why cutting taxes to attract corporations doesn't really make sense.
Posted In: Corporate Tax Cuts, Taxes, tax loopholes

'Tis the season to give

Dec 1, 2011
Holiday giving is your last shot to slide in extra tax deductions for the year, but Marketplace's economics editor Chris Farrell says there are deeper motivations behind end-of-the-year donations.
Posted In: Charitable giving, donations, holidays, Taxes, Personal Finance

Steps toward year-end tax planning

Nov 23, 2011
The clock is ticking on any last minute savvy tax moves for 2011.
Posted In: Taxes

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