School of Saving and Investing

The School of Savings & Investing, presented by Meld University, conducts classes and publishes articles to help you stay abreast of the world of investing.

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Retirement Accounts: A Comprehensive Guide

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There are so many different types of retirement accounts, it can be difficult to keep track. This handy guide makes it easy.

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What the CARES Act means for Required Minimum Distributions (RMD’s)

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The majority of media buzz on the CARES Act has been about fiscal stimulus. However, those nearing retirement should pay attention to RMD modifications for 2020.

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What are Required Minimum Distributions (RMD’s)?

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Required Minimum Distributions (RMD’s) are minimum withdrawals that must be made once a retirement account holder passes a certain age.

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Annuities: The Basics, and the 2 Biggest Myths

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Annuities have gotten a great deal of attention in the media lately. In this article we examine the basics and the 2 biggest myths surrounding investing in annuities.

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Situational Investing – The Concept

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Situational Investing – the concept is simple at first glance. People know they should invest according to their specific situation, but it not that simple.

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College Savings 101: Which plan is right for you?

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The multitude of college savings options can be overwhelming. There are a lot of plans available, each with their own set of pros and cons. So how do you create a strategy that maximizes your college savings?

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2019 Contribution Limits Increase for 401(k), IRA and Related Retirement Plans

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Those who participate in retirement plans, such as a 401(k), 403(b), most 4S7(b), and the Thrift Savings Plan, will be able to contribute more to their plan in 2019.

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IRS Provides Guidelines for Safe-Harbor Hardship Distributions from 401(k) Plans

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In its March 2, 2017 Employee Plan News publication, the IRS included their memorandum providing guidelines for examiners to determine if a section 401(k) plan hardship distribution is “deemed to be on account of an immediate and heavy financial need” under the safe-harbor standards.