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Long-term Care Options for Early Retirees

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Last week, Revanche from A Gaishan Life asked a question on a subject that I’d rather not think about: long-term care.  "I might have missed this but I’m wondering what the backup plan is for those folks who are relying on keeping expenses low in retirement should their expenses rise due to factors beyond their [...]

Pay No Tax on Roth IRA Conversion

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I’m about to blow your mind today. I have been wondering if I could contribute to my i401k and do a Roth IRA conversion in the same year. Mrs. RB40 is planning to retire soon and I want to start building a Roth IRA ladder when she does. I wasn’t sure if there would be [...]

Are You Hoping for The Stock Market to Fall?

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Is anyone else hoping for the stock market to fall? The S&P 500 index dropped over 10% earlier this year, but it has been on the upswing for the last two weeks. I’m hoping the stock market would fall even more because I haven’t finished contributing to my solo 401k for 2015 yet. I contributed [...]

Where Would You Move to After Retirement?

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Thanks goodness the weather is improving in Portland and the rest of the Pacific Northwest. We had the wettest December ever and this winter will go down in the record books. Portland and Seattle are famous for our gray skies, but it’s really not that bad once you get used to it. We usually get [...]