Maximize Your IRA

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Dearborn Financial Pub., Jan 1, 1998 - Business & Economics - 183 pages
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With the passage of the 1997 Taxpayer Relief Act, more taxpayers than ever can benefit from opening an individual retirement account (IRA). A renowned financial writer and certified financial planner now shows investors, in plain language, the ins and outs of IRAs, from the first tax deductions to the last redemptions.

Although his subject is loaded with tax, legal, and investment complexities, Neil Downing explains, in simple terms that investors can understand, how to put money in and take it out, how to manage an IRA over a lifetime and most importantly, how to profit with these investment vehicles.

Like an owner's manual for IRAs, Maximize Your IRA includes:
-- dozens of tips on choosing, managing, and contributing to IRAs.
-- how to avoid investment and tax traps through the life of the account.
-- the best ways to handle withdrawal options and estate planning with IRAs.
-- a one-stop resource, including an overview and resources section (including phone numbers, addresses, web sites) within each chapter.
-- handy tables, charts and graphs to compare different types of accounts (including 401(k), 403 (b) and other defined contribution plans), and map out a plan that works.

Today, IRA plans may be tapped to help pay for college or buy that first home, in addition to traditional retirement savings. Downing includes changes in the law that make these decisions advantageous, covers the new types of IRAs available, and points to new places to invest your IRA dollars.

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Contents

Putting Your Financial House
7
Cashing In on IRA
20
IRA?
26
Copyright

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About the author (1998)

Downing is an award-winning personal finance writer. He is a member of the Society of American Business Editors and Writers, a licensed Certified Financial Planner, and a member of the Institute of Certified Financial Planners.

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