To Roth Or Not To Roth? That Is A Key Retirement Question: Financial Advisors' Daily Digest

by: SA Gil Weinreich

Summary

Evan Powers explains who should consider a Roth conversion and how to optimize the financial benefit.

Eric Nelson argues there’s a more reliable way to increase return and reduce risk than skimming off a list of top fund managers.

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If you've been following this feed, you've noticed that we are of late fielding questions from readers, one of whom got a nifty little retirement plan from Maksim Netrebov yesterday. Today, financial advisor Evan Powers, who likes Maksim's approach, thoughtfully offers a deep dive on one aspect of the retirement planning process he had addressed - namely, whether or not to convert a traditional IRA to a Roth.

The piece is of relevance to most pre-retirees and makes clear which populations should consider such a move and how to pull it off for maximum financial benefit. Here's Evan's article.

And as this Q&A segment gains momentum, a reader asks financial advisor Eric Nelson why he should settle for an index fund rather than turn his assets over to top stock pickers on a list from Morningstar. In a nutshell, Eric retorts that there is a more reliable way to generate excess returns while mitigating risk. Here's Eric's article.

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