Topic: Investing

Articles that provide insights on investing, including news, tips and other information designed to help you stay up to date and on top of your strategy.

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

School of Saving and Investing

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.

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State Tax Deduction or Credit for Contributions to a 529 Plan

School of Financial Wellness

As we approach year-end, don’t overlook the State tax deduction or credit for contributions to a 529 plan. You may be eligible for a lower Alabama taxes.