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Jim Blankenship

Jim Blankenship, CFP, EA, principal of Blankenship Financial Planning, based in New Berlin, Ill., is a NAPFA-Registered financial adviser. He writes frequently on the topics of retirement plans, Social Security and tax matters at his blog Getting Your Financial Ducks In A Row.

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Law Must Be With Google in Java Dispute

By Jim Blankenship

Victory for Oracle may drive software development out of U.S.

09:33AM 04/20/12

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When to File for Social Security Benefits

By Jim Blankenship

Social Security balances out retiree benefits whether filing early or late, but there are still factors to think about.

07:15AM 02/07/12

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New Rules of Charity From Your IRA

By Jim Blankenship

You can still make charitable contributions of money from your IRA, but the new year brought new rules.

07:20AM 01/24/12

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Delay Social Security, Increase Your Benefits

By Jim Blankenship

What retiree wouldn't want to hike their Social Security payouts as much as 32.5%? Well, some can.

07:15AM 11/10/11

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Roth Change Strategy Can Lower Your Tax Bill

By Jim Blankenship

You can use the Roth IRA recharacterization option to your advantage.

07:15AM 09/29/11

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How to Make the Best of a Bad 401(k)

By Jim Blankenship

Unless you're in the extreme minority, your 401(k) plan has some features that are lacking. Fix it.

07:15AM 09/22/11

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Recharacterize Your Roth IRA Conversion

By Jim Blankenship

With the market downturn in recent months, you may want to hit the free "undo" button on your Roth.

10:00AM 09/10/11

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You May Be an Index Investor and Not Know

By Jim Blankenship

Funds promising large returns for your retirement are often no more than part of a classic shell game.

07:15AM 08/31/11

Article

Play Averages to Succeed at Investing? Deal!

By Jim Blankenship

Here's a winning strategy for the TV game show Deal or No Deal and your retirement investing.

07:15AM 08/25/11

Article

Stretch IRA Is Quite a Vehicle

By Jim Blankenship

There's no magic to the "stretch" IRA, but it can transport users in comfort and style if they follow the rules.

07:15AM 07/29/11

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