As Senior Manager, Retirement Product at TD Ameritrade, Dara is responsible for the management and development of retirement strategy and investment services. With over 18 years of experience in the financial services industry, she has several years of service with Morgan Stanley and Citigroup Asset Management.
Dara is a contributor to The Ticker Tape.
Do you perform an annual financial checkup? Just as annual medical checkups are an integral part of your health and well-being, it's also important to do a periodic assessment of your finances. During times of uncertainty it can be even more important.
Even if you got a late start on saving for retirement, there are ways to catch up on contributions to your 401(k) or IRA to have better chances of a successful life after work.
If you think you’re going to get a tax refund, consider how you can put that extra cash to good use. Here are five ideas.
With the stretch IRA gone thanks to the SECURE Act, it might be time to revisit your estate plan. If you have money in a traditional IRA, you might consider a Roth IRA conversion.
Identifying the beneficiaries for your retirement accounts might feel daunting, but it's actually simple. Get tips from TD Ameritrade about ways to protect your assets, beneficiary types, and updating forms to help simplify the process.
If you’re turning 72 years old and have assets in a traditional IRA, 401(k), or 403(b), you’re subject to required minimum distributions (RMDs). Here are some things to know.
Avoid stiff RMD penalties: You may begin withdrawing funds from your IRA and 401(k) accounts at age 59 1/2, but when you turn 70 1/2, it's required.
Many retirees are surprised to learn that, above a certain income threshold, Social Security can be subject to taxation. Here are strategies to consider.
People change jobs; it’s a fact of the modern workforce. But if you have a 401(k) from your old job, you need to decide what to do with it.
Are you a member of the military or a federal employee? Here’s what you should know about Thrift Savings Plans. Plus, new changes just went into effect in September 2019.
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