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Thomas H. Blanton

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Kiplinger's Personal Finance

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IRAs
June 2019

How Much Can You Contribute to a SEP IRA for 2019?

The maximum SEP IRA contribution is $1,000 higher than the 2018 limit and is significantly more than can be saved for retirement in a regular IRA.

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401(k)s
June 2019

How Much Can You Contribute to a Solo 401(k) for 2019?

Some self-employed savers can put away as much as $62,000 for retirement in a solo 401(k) in 2019, depending on age and compensation.

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IRAs
June 2019

How Much Can You Contribute to a Traditional IRA for 2019?

The IRA contribution limit is $6,000 for 2019. If you are age 50 or over, you can contribute an extra $1,000 as a catch-up contribution.

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Roth IRAs
June 2019

How Much Can You Contribute to a Roth IRA for 2019?

The Roth IRA contribution limit is $6,000 for 2019, up from $5,500 in 2018. Retirement savers 50 and older can contribute an extra $1,000. Income limits apply.

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401(k)s
June 2019

How Much Can You Contribute to a Roth 401(k) for 2019?

The Roth 401(k) contribution limit increased by $500 to $19,000 for 2019. Workers 50 and older can save an extra $6,000 for retirement.

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401(k)s
May 2019

How Much Can You Contribute to a 401(k) for 2019?

The 401(k) contribution limit increased by $500 to $19,000 for 2019. Workers 50 and older can save an extra $6,000 for retirement.

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Roth IRAs
April 2018

How Much Can You Contribute to a Roth IRA for 2018?

The Roth IRA contribution limit is $5,500 for 2018, rising to $6,000 for 2019. Savers 50 and over can make an extra $1,000 catch-up contribution. Income limits apply.

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IRAs
April 2018

How Much Can You Contribute to a Traditional IRA for 2018?

The IRA contribution limit is $5,500 for 2018, rising to $6,000 for 2019. If you are age 50 or over, you can contribute an extra $1,000 as a catch-up contribution.

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401(k)s
March 2018

How Much Can You Contribute to a 401(k) for 2018?

The 401(k) contribution limit increased by $500 to $18,500 for 2018. In 2019, it's $19,000. Workers 50 and older can save an extra $6,000 for retirement.

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Saving for Retirement
July 2018

Lexington, Ky.: A Great Place to Retire for Your Health

In the heart of Kentucky’s bluegrass country, Lexington offers horse culture, Kentucky Wildcats basketball, and plenty of specialists at Baptist Health Lexington.

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Kip Tips
July 2018

Hot Savings on Flights to Hawaii

Catch a flight to Hawaii this fall without emptying your wallet.

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Fund Watch
July 2018

Vanguard to Ditch Commissions on Most ETFs

Starting in August, roughly 1,800 ETFs offered on Vanguard's brokerage platform will be commission-free

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Kip Tips
July 2018

Take Advantage of Airlines' "Stopover" Offers

Visit two cities for the price of one with a free stopover.

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Scams
July 2018

Crooks Using New Schemes to Steal Your Identity

ID thieves are splicing together data from multiple victims, who are often in the dark.

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Millennial Money
May 2018

Best Ways to Pay for Grad School

Getting an advanced degree isn't cheap. But you may not need to go into debt.

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Saving for Retirement
April 2018

How Much Can You Contribute to a SEP IRA for 2018?

The maximum contribution is $55,000, up from $54,000 in 2017 and significantly more than can be saved for retirement in a regular IRA.

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Saving for Retirement
April 2018

How Much Can You Contribute to a Solo 401(k) for 2018?

Some self-employed savers can put away as much as $61,000 for retirement in a solo 401(k), depending on age and compensation.

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