Learn the basics
Did you know that more than one in three American households own an Individual Retirement Account (IRA)? Put together, Americans have saved over $9.7 trillion in IRAs alone. That’s not surprising, since IRAs offer great tax advantages for your retirement savings. This guide will help answer common questions about IRAs.
The SEP-IRA is an employer-sponsored retirement account aimed at providing small employers and self-employed individuals a way to save for retirement. The SEP-IRA comes with a variety of eligibility rules and contribution limits, so it’s smart to learn where you stand when it comes to your ability to participate.
A backdoor Roth IRA may sound like a sneaky loophole, but it’s actually a common (and completely legal) money move. The IRS doesn’t allow high income earners to directly contribute to a Roth IRA, so a backdoor Roth IRA is a workaround where a traditional IRA is converted to a Roth IRA. Keep reading to see if a Backdoor Roth IRA is right for you.
IRAs are a great retirement savings option with significant tax advantages. Most people open an IRA when they leave their job and roll over their 401(k) into a new retirement account. However, there are yearly IRA contribution limits that you need to know before making your contribution plan.
If you’ve recently lost a loved one and inherited their retirement account, you have some decisions to make about what to do with their IRA. Dealing with a retirement account during a time of personal loss can feel difficult, so we’ve created this guide to help you understand your options.
401(k) accounts have become the primary way Americans save for retirement because of their tax advantages and potential employer matches, popularly referred to as “free money.” Like many good things, though, there’s a catch: the IRS puts a limit on how much you can contribute each year. Let’s take a look at 401(k) contribution limits in 2021.
IRA rollovers allow you to move funds from an old retirement account into a rollover IRA, which can help you consolidate your nest egg and keep your investments growing. However, IRA transfers of all types, including IRA-to-IRA rollovers, are governed by some important rules, and understanding them can help you avoid hefty tax penalties and headaches in general. Here’s the scoop.
The process of transferring (or “rolling over”) your retirement accounts can often feel daunting. Read our guide on how to rollover your 401(k) in five steps.
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