Fri, 11 Jul 2014
From a distance, taking required minimum distributions looks easy, but up close it's more complicated.
Inefficient contributions and withdrawals and poorly timed asset purchases are among the many common tax-related blunders, but Morningstar's Christine Benz offers solutions to avoid such pitfalls.
Investors who build tax diversification, get savvy with RMDs, mind state taxes , and avoid the 'tax torpedo' can lighten their tax loads considerably in retirement, says Morningstar's Christine Benz .
Retirement - plan investing patterns have moved closer to what experts say are ideal asset allocations, but pre- retirees remain more inactive than they should be, says Vanguard's John Ameriks.
Christine Benz answers reader questions about how to handle dividend payers in light of potential 2013 tax increases.
Director of personal finance Christine Benz will help you check your true exposures and stress-test your holdings in session 2 of Morningstar's 2012 Midyear Financial Checkup.
Low bond yields have called into question the safety of the 4% withdrawal strategy, while other avenues for extra retirement income have their own pros and cons, says Morningstar's David Blanchett.
Ahead of Portfolio Makeover Week, Morningstar's Christine Benz offers tips to alleviate common concerns over retirement readiness, inflation, allocation, and more.
St. Louis Fed economist Kevin Kliesen weighs the tailwinds of consumer spending, a housing recovery, and corporate cash hoards against the headwinds of increased payroll taxes and slowing income growth.
February 25 - March 1: Tips , strategies, and picks for tax-wise investing.
Investors with IRA and 401(k) accounts still may end up paying foreign income taxes .
Limiting the taxation of Social Security benefits is another reason to aim for tax diversification.
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