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Ask The Expert

Can my mother use her IRA savings account to pay off debts?

Richard Barrington

Before using an IRA to pay off debts, there are a variety of legal and financial implications to consider.

Which accounts should I deposit my retirement income into?

Richard Barrington

Directing your retirement income efficiently and appropriately can be one way to help that income go further.

How do I decide which CD account to break into early?

Richard Barrington

Breaking into a CD is likely to entail a penalty, but there are some factors that might mitigate this financial hit.

Can I use my IRA toward buying a home?

Richard Barrington

You might be able to use some money from an IRA toward buying a home, but you should fully understand the limitations and consequences.

Are foreign currencies good retirement investments?

Richard Barrington

The degree of difficulty and risk involved in currency trading put it outside the mainstream of most retirement investing.