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We have a sizable health savings account in my wife's name. She will turn 65 and go on Medicare in August 2016. I am 71, and my monthly Medicare Part B premium is deducted from my Social Security payment. Can we...

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My wife and I are about to purchase a new home. Can we spread the $10,000 withdrawal the IRS allows across my IRA and hers? --L.F., Brooklyn, N.Y. See Also: 6 Home Projects That Save Energy and Money You can...

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Can I use 529 money to pay college tuition and also claim the American Opportunity tax credit in the same year? --R.H., Paintsville, Ky.See Also: 10 Best Values in U.S. Colleges, 2016 Yes, if you plan carefully....

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I'm self-employed and have a solo 401(k). Will I need to take RMDs from my 401(k) if I'm still working in this job after age 70½?See Also: RMD Tips for Retirees Taking Their First Required Minimum...

Tax Files: Which Ones to Throw Out, Which Ones...

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Rolling Over Retirement Savings to a Health...

I thought you could make a tax-free rollover from retirement savings into a health savings account, but my 401(k) administrator says that I can't roll over my 401(k) into an HSA. See Also: FAQs About Health...

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My 16-year-old son worked as a camp counselor last summer. Can he contribute to a Roth IRA?See Also: 10 Things You Must Know About Roth Accounts Yes. There's no minimum age requirement to contribute to a Roth...

When College Students Need Renters Insurance

My daughter is in college, and she is going to rent an off-campus apartment with two friends next year. Will my homeowners insurance cover her apartment? Does each roommate need separate insurance?See Also: 13...

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