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Retirement Plan Rollovers Have you Confused? Check Out this Rollover Compatibility Chart
Wed, 05/14/14 | One Comment
Retirement Plan Rollovers Have you Confused? Check Out this Rollover Compatibility Chart

Have you ever wondered, “Hmmm… can I roll this retirement plan over to that retirement plan”?
Retirement plan rollovers can be confusing. Sometimes there are goofy rules around when you can do it or if you …

Max Out your 401k Early in the Year for Better Returns?
Wed, 04/30/14 | 30 Comments
Max Out your 401k Early in the Year for Better Returns?

I was recently approached by a longtime reader with a seemingly random question,
“Is it better to max out your 401k each year as soon as possible?”
Upon digging a little deeper, I found out that a …

Self-Employed Retirement Plan Faceoff: SEP IRA vs Solo 401k vs SIMPLE IRA
Mon, 04/21/14 | 4 Comments
Self-Employed Retirement Plan Faceoff: SEP IRA vs Solo 401k vs SIMPLE IRA

While completing my taxes this year, I started noticing that I would have a sizable tax bill due from self-employment income unless I found a way to reduce my taxable income.
Our (my wife and I …

Solo 401k Basics for Self-Employment Income
Mon, 04/7/14 | 2 Comments
Solo 401k Basics for Self-Employment Income

This is the second of a multi-part series on retirement accounts for self-employment income.
I previously gave a rundown of SEP IRA’s. In this post, I’ll cover the mighty Solo 401k. And up next: the SIMPLE …

Should you Contribute to a 401k or IRA when in Debt? Apply the 5% Cutoff Rule
Thu, 12/26/13 | 9 Comments
Should you Contribute to a 401k or IRA when in Debt? Apply the 5% Cutoff Rule

One of the most common financial topics brought up at the work lunch-room table (or really anywhere, now that I think about it) centers around the old save for retirement vs. pay off debt debate.
The …

2014 Maximum 401K Contribution Limit Announced
Thu, 10/31/13 | 9 Comments
2014 Maximum 401K Contribution Limit Announced

The Maximum 401K Contribution in 2014
The IRS 401K maximum contribution has finally been officially announced for 2014, after a long delay due to the government (including IRS) shutdown.
The 2014 401K maximum contribution is $17,500 – the …


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