Why ETF Tax Efficiency Makes Them Better Than Mutual Funds

One of the reasons ETFs have exploded in popularity recently is because ETFs are more tax efficient compared to mutual funds. Why are do ETFs have better tax efficiency, and when does this difference even matter?

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Tax Equivalent Yield Calculator

How do you know if a corporate bond fund is a better investment than a treasury bond, or a municipal bond?

The answer depends on your income, your federal and state tax rates, and your state’s tax laws. We have built this tax equivalent yield calculator to help you quickly determine which type of fixed income investment will provide you with the highest after-tax return. [continue reading…]

2015 IRA, ROTH IRA, and 401(k) Limits – Your Guide to 2015 IRS Retirement Account Contribution Limits

Welcome 2015! A new year, which means among many other things, a new year to invest in your IRA, ROTH IRA and/or 401(k). Here are the limits for contributions to IRAs, ROTH IRAs and 401(k)s, and how much you need to be saving each month or each paycheck to reach those limits:

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