#206 Valentine's Day with IRA Expert Ed Slott


Retirement guru Ed Slott returns to the program to offer great advice during the hectic tax prep season: ABC or Always Be Contributing (to retirement!) While he favors a Roth over a traditional IRA, he just wants you to put yourself first in order to navigate this YOYO (You're On Your Own) environment.

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Ed also provided analysis of President Obama's budget and its implications for owners of Roth IRA accounts; potential changes to contribution rules that could allow some taxpayers to make after-tax contributions (aka the "Mega-Backdoor-Roth"); and why we all need to be prepared for stealth tax increases in the future.

For more great information, check out Ed's website: IRAHelp.com.

Chuck from MD and his wife are planning to retire in a few years and wanted a strategy for downsizing; Marie asked about taking her Required Minimum Distribution -- here's the FINRA RMD calculator that I mentioned; and Charles asked whether he should sell a large position in a single stock.

"A Proud Grandmother" inquired about the best graduation gift and Remy is considering the best way to help out parents' in need.

Happy Valentine's Day! To celebrate, here a fun CBS This Morning segment: How to Talk to your Spouse about Money!

Thanks to everyone who participated and to Mark, the BEST producer in the world. If you have a financial question, there are lots of ways to contact us:

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