Five facts about Roth IRAs

By Ehab Alalfey Azzad Investment Advisor Fresh off a trip to an IRA conference organized by consumer advocate and IRA expert Ed Slott, Azzad’s Ehab Alalfey shares with you five facts about Roth IRAs that you may not know. Do you have a Roth IRA? Do you know how it’s different from a traditional ...
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SMAs versus mutual funds

Which should you use for your financial goals? Mutual funds have been long been the choice for investors seeking professional money management. When you buy shares of a mutual fund, your assets are pooled with those of other fund shareholders, lowering costs and taking advantage of economies of scal...
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Avoid this fatal IRA rollover error

The IRS allows you to correct most errors. However, there is one error you cannot fix that could seriously harm your retirement funds. It’s a relatively new rule (became effective Jan. 1, 2015), and if you aren’t aware of it, it can cost you dearly. The rule: An individual can only do one 60-day...
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The facts and fiction behind self-directed IRAs

[Please note that this article is about self-directed IRAs, which are very different from self-directed accounts for a 401(k) or other employer-sponsored retirement program. Azzad frequently helps clients open self-directed accounts for their employer-sponsored retirement programs, which allows them...
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