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How Retirement Might Look Without a Savings Plan

The Entrust Group

Estimated reading time: 3 minutes

It's National Retirement Security Week 2018 and we're doing our part in raising awareness about the importance of your current, or future retirement plan. It's the perfect time to check your plan to see if your goals are being met, and if you're on track. Think about it: what would happen if you attempted to retire without a savings net? The reality is - you would continue to need a paycheck. The end result of not being prepared can be devastating. 

Topics: Basics of Self-Directed IRAs, Alternative IRA Investments, Contributions, Self-Directed IRA Plans
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Small Business IRA Contributions - FAQs for 2018

The Entrust Group

Estimated reading time: 3 minutes

It's contribution season, which means, small businesses who hold IRAs have to contribute a dollar amount into their small business IRAs. All IRA contributions must be made by check, wire transfer, or cash. Certain requirements must be met in order to contribute to each account type. IRA contributions are discretionary, meaning that you are not required to make deposits every year. To help our readers understand contributions a bit better, we've answered the most frequently asked questions about small business IRA contributions below:

Topics: Contributions
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Traditional & Roth IRA Contributions - FAQs for 2018

The Entrust Group

Estimated reading time: 2 minutes

It's contribution season, which means, IRA holders (and/or their employer in the case of an employer-sponsored plan) contribute a dollar amount into their IRA. All IRA contributions must be made by check, wire transfer, or cash. Certain requirements must be met in order to contribute to each account type. IRA contributions are discretionary, meaning that you are not required to make deposits every year. To help our readers understand contributions a bit better, we've answered the most frequently asked questions about Traditional and Roth IRA contributions below:

Topics: Contributions
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How to Make Charitable Donations That Benefit the Community and Your Taxes

The Entrust Group

Estimated reading time: 5 minutes

Trees decked with ornaments. Lighted menorahs. Egg-nog-flavored everything. The holidays are hurtling toward us.

The Toys for Tots bins and Salvation Army bell ringers are also reminders that this is the season for giving back.  Donations that go beyond spare change tossed into a bright red kettle call for strategic planning, especially regarding legal and tax consequences. When you do it right, your charitable contributions can benefit the giver as well as the recipient.

Topics: Contributions
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IRA Contribution Limits for 2018 [Chart]

The Entrust Group

Estimated reading time: 3 minutes

For the latest 2018 information click below:

www.theentrustgroup.com/ira-contribution-limits

Each year, the IRS announces updated contribution limits and income thresholds for Individual Retirement Accounts (IRAs). The IRA contribution limit is not changing in 2018, but the income limits for Roth IRA contributions and the Traditional IRA tax deduction are increasing. 

Topics: Contributions
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