Posts in Retirement Planning
Should I use money from my 403(b) account to pay off my credit card debt?

While the credit card company charging 16% interest is annoying, taking money from your 403(b) or any other retirement account to get rid of the debt may negatively impact you financially. Even though you can take the money out without the 10% penalty, you would still have to pay taxes on the money. You would likely lose money on the deal based on how the math works.

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Can I ask the IRS to allow me to return an IRA distribution after the 60 day rollover period?

Yes, there is potential for relief from the IRS, but ignorance of the rules and weakness in English are most likely going to get denied. At this point you will want to contact a financial advisor and a CPA to help you with this. The CPA will help you in dealing with the IRS and a good financial advisor . . . .

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How do I find the right financial advisor for me?

Finding the right adviser is difficult but not impossible. You will want to research advisers and then set up appointments with at least three or four of them. An adviser should be a fiduciary, should not be a commissioned. . . .

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Should we invest in stocks or pay off student loans with money gifted to us from our wedding?

I encourage the two of you not to consider this as an either/or situation, but instead use the money to provide for multiple goals. Focus on multiple goals to help you achieve both financial stability and a happier life . . . .

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