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Strategies for Optimizing RMDs from IRAs

4 Strategies for Optimizing RMDs from IRAs

With our current laws, if you’re approaching ages 73 or 75, you’ll likely be facing required minimum distributions (RMDs) soon. If you have any money in an IRA or 401(k), you have to take RMDs from these accounts when you reach those ages. This means you’ll have to pay taxes on those RMDs. If you’ve saved successfully for retirement, you may not want to take the RMDs since they can create additional taxes, increase your Medicare payments, and more.

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Asset Location Drives After Tax Investment Returns

Asset Location Drives After Tax Investment Returns

When you’re saving for retirement, it is obvious that how much you’re saving makes an enormous impact. However, many times people overlook the importance of choosing where you’re saving strategically. In truth, where you’re saving your money is just as important as how much money you’re saving. Keep reading to learn where the most savvy investors save their money to minimize taxes and maximize their wealth in retirement! 

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Why Your Retirement Account Paperwork Needs to Be Done Right

Why Your Retirement Account Paperwork Needs to Be Done Right

Join Chris, CEO of Reap Financial, as he uncovers the critical importance of maintaining accurate paperwork for your IRAs and 401(k)s. In this eye-opening episode, Chris shares two compelling case studies highlighting the significant pitfalls that can arise from neglected retirement account paperwork.

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Opportunities When it Comes to Your Retirement Plan Changes in 2024

When you think about your retirement account and how much you’re putting into it, keep in mind that it doesn’t…

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Your Early Retirement Dream - How to Retire Early and Make Your Savings Last

Your Early Retirement Dream – How to Retire Early and Make Your Savings Last

At REAP Financial, we see many clients with questions like this: can I retire successfully with a certain amount saved? There is a lot of confusion about which numbers indicate that you can retire successfully. From the total amount saved, the withdrawal rate, inflation rate, and more, there are lots of factors to consider. However, the real driver of whether you can retire successfully is none of these things! It’s one you likely don’t even suspect.

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Legacy Benefits of Health Savings Accounts

Legacy Benefits of Health Savings Accounts

When you’re thinking about your retirement, there are a few accounts that likely come to mind, among them the 401k, 403b, the Roth IRA, and more! However, there’s one type of retirement account that is very beneficial and often overlooked: the Health Savings Account (or HSA). Read more.

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Top Ways Retirement Plans Fall Apart

Top Ways Retirement Plans Fall Apart

In this video, Chris Heerlein of Reap Financial discusses key reasons why retirement plans can fail. He highlights several pitfalls: 1 – Buying a Second Home. 2 – Taking on Debt. 3 – Starting a New Business: New ventures are risky and often require substantial capital and time to become profitable. Caution is advised. 4 – Over-helping Friends and Family. 5 – Lack of a Spending Plan.

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Assessing Your Retirement Readiness in 2024

Assessing Your Retirement Readiness in 2024

After decades of work and diligently saving for retirement, you may be thinking that 2024 is the year to finally retire! However, before you officially retire, make sure you take the time to assess your situation and your retirement plan. Taking the time to do this, ensures that you’re in the best possible position when you retire to total retirement success. How do you assess your retirement readiness? REAP Financial is here to help you identify some key things you should be considering!

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Say Goodbye to Tax Deferral

In today’s fast-paced world, it’s essential to adapt and evolve our financial strategies to maximize our wealth effectively. As we…

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