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Frustrated with the investment options in your company sponsored 401(k) plan? You might be able to rollover all or some of your or all of your 401(k) plan to a self-directed IRA and open up your retirement account to the possibility to outside investments.

If you’re like most Americans you have a percentage of your pay taken out of each pay period which is sent to the IRS where it is credited for your final tax payment. See why matching your tax payments to your actual tax liabilities can make a big difference in your take-home pay.

Sometimes the simple things we do — or don’t do — today, can have repercussions decades from now. In the case of what to do with your old tax returns, the best thing you can do is nothing. Keep them. Forever. Instead of trashing those old 1040s after the six years the IRS recommends, just let them gather dust in a box in your garage. You may need to access those records many years from now. You may have heard the recent case of a man who was told by the Social Security Administration that he didn’t have enough time of service to qualify for retirement benefits. It was a clerical error on the administration’s part. The man had been working since he was in his teens, clearly qualified for benefits, yet didn&rs...

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