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Retirement Basics

Solo 401(k) vs. SEP IRA

Both kinds of plans can be started relatively fast and without many of the hassles of traditional plans.

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What is a Roth IRA?

The whole “tax-free forever” part? That’s what turns heads, but the Roth IRA offers other perks.

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    Just as you would plan for a trip, it’s even more important that you plan for retirement, the longest vacation of your life, with eyes wide open.

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    Christopher Cox, SEC chairman, knows firsthand the financial scams aimed at seniors. His parents were targets.

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    Most employers contribute to a 401(k) on behalf of their employees. Read up on our advice for this great benefit.

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  • Self-help tools, tips and more

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