Three Advantages a ROTH IRA May Offer Your Estate Plan
Many may not consider the possibilities that a ROTH IRA can offer an estate plan. But, there are three advantages that a ROTH IRA can offer if your estate value is under the Applicable Exclusion Amount ($2 million in years 2006, 2007, and 2008) and if one of your planning goals is to leave as much money as possible to your heirs.
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-Martin Sheen as Carl Fox, Wall Street
For centuries European explorers navigated the globe on what was then the prevalent assumption that world was flat, and that a terrible and unimagined fate befell those who traversed too close to it’s edge. While the scientific knowledge of the Earth’s roundness was said to be known as far back as the ancient Egyptians and through to the Greeks and even the Mayan civilization, you could argue that nobody knew for sure until Magellan’s circumnavigation of the globe, a journey he did not survive, actually proved it.
I have seen into the future. It just took me a while to realize what I was looking at.
I have written numerous, specialized financial articles , and I continue to be asked for this material time and again because I have the Knowledge. The feedback I’ve received on this work has generally been positive, but of course you can never be quite sure of how much actual good you are doing regarding your chosen subject.
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