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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 …

SEP IRA for Self-Employment Income Basics
Mon, 03/31/14 | 3 Comments
SEP IRA for Self-Employment Income Basics

I recently did some in-depth research on SEP IRA’s, SIMPLE IRA’s, and Solo 401k’s for personal use for my side self-employment income and wanted to cover the primary questions I had and answers I found, …

myRA Retirement Plan Details: Everything you Need to Know
Mon, 02/10/14 | 12 Comments
myRA Retirement Plan Details: Everything you Need to Know

In the most recent State of the Union, President Obama mentioned a new retirement plan, called myRA (short for “My Retirement Account”). Awww… isn’t that a cute little name for a retirement plan? Who’s a …

The Current “State of Retirement” for Gen X & Y
Thu, 11/21/13 | 15 Comments
The Current “State of Retirement” for Gen X & Y

I hate to break it to you. But somebody has to.
You’re not going to hear it from your parents, your employer, or your spouse. And the news media would rather focus on more trivial matters.
It’s …

If you have a Pension, Get to Know the PBGC
Mon, 11/18/13 | No Comment
If you have a Pension, Get to Know the PBGC

If you’ve only ever had access to a defined contribution retirement plan like a 401K or 403B, you have little stake in the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC).
Defined contribution plans are, by nature, fully funded …

Qualifying for the Saver’s Tax Credit in 2013 and 2014
Wed, 11/13/13 | 5 Comments
Qualifying for the Saver’s Tax Credit in 2013 and 2014

This post has been updated for the 2013 and 2014 tax years.
What is the Saver’s Credit?
The Saver’s Credit (aka the ‘retirement savings contribution credit‘) is a lesser known, highly advantageous tax credit that the IRS …


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