I frequently recommend Roth IRAs to my clients as part of their retirement savings strategy. Because you contribute after-tax income, millennials who are still establishing their careers (and therefore are in a lower tax bracket) can lock in a lower tax rate on contributions now, and then pay no taxes when withdrawing money in retirement — even if you’re in a higher tax bracket. You can always … [Read more...] about What Happens to My Roth IRA When My Income Increases?
Many people refer to retirement savings plans as “401(k)s” even if they’re not, because so many financial advice articles out there focus heavily on 401(k)s. The reality is that there are a variety of ways to save for retirement, and the options you choose can depend on what kind of company you work for, or if you work for yourself. And since 401(k) plans can be complicated and expensive for … [Read more...] about Retirement Planning if You’re Self-Employed or a Small Business Owner
You know the often-suggested retirement savings checklist: If your employer offers a 401(k), contribute enough to get a match. Max out a Roth IRA if you qualify. Go back to your 401(k) and work toward contributing the maximum of $18,000 per year. Generally, you fund these accounts for the long-term, because early withdrawals can lead to penalties. But here’s why I love Roth IRAs … [Read more...] about Hacking Your Roth IRA
One of the best things young investors can do to ensure their future financial freedom is begin saving for retirement as early as possible. I recommend Roth IRAs to many of my clients and friends, because the way they work can be especially beneficial to young professionals. You might have a Roth IRA account set up (and even contribute to it!) without understanding its importance. Or maybe … [Read more...] about The Ultimate Guide to Roth IRAs
I am asked a lot of questions about retirement: Where should I save for retirement? Should I use a 401(k) or a Roth IRA? Can I do both? What’s a Roth 401(k)? How do I find out about my company match? I have a 403(b), what’s that? These are all great questions! Today I want to break down all these ways to save for retirement and which ways might be best for you. … [Read more...] about Should I Contribute to a 401(k) or a Roth IRA?