Happy Friday, dear readers.
Roth conversions have gotten a lot of press over the last year (and I suspect that won’t change any time soon). Personally, I’m of the opinion that they’re being recommended in many cases where they don’t really make sense.
So I particularly enjoyed two articles this week — the first two below — one covering a good example of a Roth conversion, the other covering a bad example of a Roth conversion.
- Why We Converted Our Traditional IRA to a Roth IRA from Money Help for Christians
- Roth Conversion Fail from Joe Taxpayer
- Risk and Reward from Barbara Friedberg
- Why Dollar Cost Averaging Helps Eliminate Emotion from Free From Broke
- For Canadian readers: What is the Registered Disability Savings Plan? (RDSP) from Canadian Finance Blog
Other Personal Finance
- Is Financing a Car An Effective Way to Build Your Credit? from Studenomics
- Can You Retire Oversees on Less than $1,500 per Month? from Expat Investing
- Can You Count on Social Security? from PT Money
- My Teenage Son, His Cell Phone, and the Bill for $1,055.20 from Len Penzo
- The Siren’s Call of Passive Income from Money Smarts Blog
- How to Get Senior Term Life Insurance Cheap from Wealth Pilgrim
- 3 Questions to Answer Before Accepting a New Job from Green Panda Treehouse
Oblivious Investor on Tour
- Online Retirement Calculators: More Harm than Help? hosted by Bible Money Matters