In the space of a decade, cryptocurrency has exploded from an obscure technology used mainly by geeks and hackers into an emerging asset class worth more than a trillion dollars. Mainstream financial institutions like Blackrock and Fidelity have now entered the Bitcoin market, and major corporations are adding it to their balance sheets too.

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The COVID shutdowns took a big chunk out of a lot of peoples’ retirement savings. But a strong market rebound in 2020 and early 2021 helped put disciplined savers back on an even keel. How are most Americans doing when it comes to retirement savings, and how do you compare?

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Most people have the option to begin taking Social Security at the age of 62. Spouses can also elect to start taking benefits on their spouse’s Social Security as early as age 62.

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The federal Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) has been a great way for military and federal employees to set money aside for retirement – at a very low cost. But there’s one big problem: It’s not diverse enough.

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Generally, the rules concerning IRA transactions for gold IRAs are the same for other kinds of IRAs. There are some rules that apply specifically to gold and other precious metals in IRAs that are not applicable to other IRAs, such as purity and storage requirements. However, this post will focus on the tax rules that apply to the most common IRA transactions.

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Key to a secure and happy retirement is diversification. Putting all your eggs in one proverbial basket will leave them exposed to whims of the stock market.

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