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How Working Past 70 Affects Retirement Savings

I've been getting a lot of questions from people who are in their seventies and still working and are wondering how that affects the rules for required minimum distributions from retirement plans as well as...

What Older Workers Must Know About...

I've been getting a lot of questions from people who are in their seventies and still working and are wondering how that affects the rules for required minimum distributions from retirement plans as well as...

Lower Your Electricity Bill by Switching Providers

I often get offers in the mail about switching electricity providers. How do I assess whether these companies offer a better deal than my local utility? --J.L., Silver Spring, Md. Many states passed legislation...

The Interest Rates on EE Savings Bonds Just...

I want to buy savings bonds for my grandkids. What is the interest rate now on EE savings bonds? Interest rates increased slightly on May 1, and all EE savings bonds issued from May 2015 through October 2015...

How Snowbirds Can Trim Tax Bills in Retirement

I read your column about states that don't tax retirement income. I'm retired and plan to spend part of the year in New York and part in Florida, which has no state income tax. What do I need to do to make sure...

What Savings Bonds Pay Now

I want to buy savings bonds for my grandkids. What is the interest rate now on EE savings bonds? Interest rates increased slightly on May 1, and all EE savings bonds issued from May 2015 through October 2015...

Making Contributions to Multiple Retirement Plans

I have several retirement plans--a defined benefit plan and a 457 plan through my employer, as well as a Roth IRA. Am I allowed to contribute to all of them, and how much can I contribute? You can contribute to...

Converting Nondeductible IRA Contributions to...

I recently read your discussion of the rules for converting money in a traditional IRA to a Roth. I realize that most people deduct contributions to their traditional IRA and, upon converting to a Roth, they must...

How to Protect Your Home and Finances From...

What should I be doing now to protect my home from spring and summer storms? Some simple steps can make a big difference in protecting your home from wind, hail and water damage. According to Travelers insurance...

How Retired Military Can Reduce Next Year's...

My husband retired from the military last year and started a new job. I just filed our tax return and was surprised that we owed money because of his military pension. What can we do to avoid owing a lot of money...

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