Using Retirement Accounts for Asset Protection

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The tax benefits of retirement plans such as 401(k)s and Roth IRAs are well-known; but what many people do not know, is that such plans also provide an added benefit of asset protection. The assets contained within these plans are often exempt from execution on civil court judgments and debtors are also permitted to retain them after Federal bankruptcy proceedings, even in a Chapter 7 liquidation.

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