How to Invest in a Roth IRA to Maximize Its Potential Returns

September 7, 2021 Barron’s by Neal Templin In the late 1990s, PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel invested less than $2,000 in founder shares in his Roth IRA. Those shares reportedly have climbed to roughly $5 billion, and Thiel won’t owe taxes on the gain if he waits until age 59½ to withdraw the money. A gain of that magnitude—featured in a recent ProPublica …

Get a Job in Retirement. It’ll Help Your Wealth—and Your Health.

June 7, 2021 Barron’s by Neal Templin After a 30-year career at Procter & Gamble, Francis Nelson Beebe was living his retirement dream—playing about 200 rounds of golf a year—before an epiphany. “I was standing over a putt one day and I said, ‘I can’t do this for the rest of my life,’ ” the former logistics executive recalls. For Beebe, who …

Traditional vs. Roth IRA: New Rules Could Affect How You Save for Retirement

February 19, 2020 Money.com By: Kerri Anne Renzulli More Americans are working longer — and saving for retirement into their 70s. Last year, Congress stepped in to give these older savers a new tax break, making it easier to use traditional individual retirement accounts. But figuring out whether to take advantage of the new rules requires some work. The share …

Top advisory firms focus on culture as well as growth

InvestmentNews honors some of the best-performing practices at its Top Advisory Firm Summit in Chicago. Nov 13, 2019 @ 9:31 pm By Ryan Neal InvestmentNews celebrated 17 firms as best practices at the 2019 Top Advisory Firm Summit Wednesday in Chicago.  The firms were recognized for being among the top quartile of a combined 557 responses from InvestmentNews‘ 2019 Compensation and Staffing …

Couples and Money: When Together Is Better

December 23, 2019 Kiplinger Magazine by: Miriam Cross If you’ve been married for a few years, you and your spouse have probably figured out which expenses and bank and credit accounts to share and which to keep separate. But when it comes to your big-picture finances–such as getting the most out of your retirement plans, coordinating health coverage and lowering …

How to Downsize Your RMDs

October 3, 2019 Kiplinger Magazine by Miriam Cross   You must start taking required minimum distributions from your IRA at age 70½. But you can reduce the tax bill.    After you’ve spent decades diverting a healthy stash of cash to your tax-advantaged retirement accounts, you need to start withdrawing a chunk of it each year once you turn 70½. …

Top 10 Best Financial Advisors in Charlotte & Asheville, NC | 2019 Ranking

Alpha Financial was recently included on AdvisoryHQ’s 2019 ranking of the Top 10 “Best Financial Advisors in Charlotte & Asheville, NC”. We’re honored to have been named on this list and for the ability to continue helping our clients plan for their future. You can access the full list of advisory firms and review process here: 9 Best Financial Advisors in …

Wharton Business Radio: In The Workplace

October 4, 2018 Wharton Business Radio   Hosts Peter Cappelli and Dan O’Meara are joined by Ann Gugle (Principal, Alpha Financial Advisors, LLC) on the Thursday, October 4, 2018 edition of In the Workplace.   In the Workplace: October 4, 2018

Retirees, Go Ahead and Spend a Little (More)

October 3, 2018 Kiplinger’s Personal Finance by Anne Kates Smith Successful savers have prospered by living below their means. Frugality often becomes a preference—sometimes to an excessive degree. It’s no secret that many Americans have not saved enough for retirement. But here’s the flip side of the coin: retirees who don’t spend enough of their savings. A recent study by …