Category Archives for "Retirement"

Benefits of a Gold IRA

Gold and other precious metals are popular investments for many people. Common knowledge holds that gold is an inflation hedge and less volatile than other assets like equities. People who utilize an Individual Retirement Account (IRA) to save for retirement benefits from tax benefits. A gold IRA is a tax-advantaged account that allows investors to […]

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IRA vs. 401(k): Which one is better?

When it comes to investing for the future, the options available to the average American are many. A 401(k) plan and an Individual Retirement Account (IRA) are two of the most common alternatives. According to the Investment Company Institute, 401(k) plan assets will reach $6.7 trillion by the end of 2020. More so, the ICI […]

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What is a Solo 401(k) Plan?

Small company entrepreneurs who work for themselves may save money down in a tax-advantaged solo 401(k). Unlike huge corporate 401(k)s, solo 401(k)s are just for the business owner and their spouse. Both pre-tax and Roth contributions may be made and 401(k) account loans can be taken, similar to an employer-sponsored 401(k). A variety of investment […]

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Vanguard IRA Rollover: 5 Things to Consider Before Making the Switch

Using a wide range of low-cost index mutual funds and exchange-traded funds (ETFs), Vanguard has become one of the most powerful investing firms in the world. Rolling over retirement assets from a 401(k) to an Individual Retirement Account (IRA) is also a popular option for those using Vanguard.  To entice investors, several investment firms, including […]

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Limits on Retirement Savings Contributions Increased Through 2022

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) wants to increase Qualified Retirement Plan (QRP) contribution limits by $1,000 from $19,500 in 2022 to $20,500 for 401(k) plans, 403(b)s, and most 457 plans. Individual Retirement Account (IRA) contribution limits, on the other hand, will stay unchanged at $6,000 for both traditional and Roth IRAs. As a result of […]

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The Difference Between Qualified and Non-Qualified Distributions from a Roth IRA

Roth IRA withdrawals are very dependent on the precise moment they are made. No taxes or penalties will be owed when you withdraw your Roth IRA contributions. Roth contributions and profits may be withdrawn tax-free at the age of 59½ if the Roth account has been open for at least five years. There are penalties, […]

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The Top IRA Companies for Self-Directed IRAs

Investors in individual retirement accounts (IRAs) are increasingly flocking to self-directed IRAs (SDIRAs) in search of greater returns and more diversity. The reason for this is that SDIRAs enable clients to invest in assets other than the conventional stock, bond, ETF, and mutual fund investments that are available in a traditional IRA. SDIRA clients who […]

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The Best Retirement Plans For Self-Employed Workers

Americans are enthusiastically participating in the Great Resignation, resigning from their employment in quest of greater compensation and a better work environment. Self-employment is becoming more popular. More than 10 million Americans, the largest number in 13 years, said they were self-employed in 2022, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). It’s hard to […]

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How to Invest Your 401k in Cryptocurrency

How do you use your 401k to invest in cryptocurrency or bitcoin?  Firstly,  you need to convert your 401k into a Self-Directed IRA (Individual Retirement Account).  A 401k retirement account cannot be directly invested in cryptocurrency but a Self-Directed IRA can. Once you have switched over to the self-directed IRA you can go ahead and […]

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What is a 401k?

A 401k is a retirement savings account that allows you to save money for your golden years. Contributions are made pre-tax, so you can lower your taxable income each year. The money grows tax-free and you can withdraw it without penalty once you reach the age of 59 and a half. A 401k is a […]

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