Articles: Retirement

It's never too early to start planning for retirement, and our guide to retirement is a good way to get started.  We'll talk about the importance of individual retirement accounts, such as the traditional and Roth IRA, and we'll explain all of the eligibility and contribution rules too.  This information will allow you to better understand the best choice for your individual situation.

We take the same approach with 403b and 401k plans that we do with IRAs. If you're lucky enough to have an employer that offers a 401k, then we'll give you some tips that will help make sure you're taking full advantage of this great retirement benefit.

Retirement Planning

It's never too late to get a jump on retirement planning.  Whether you've just started your career, or you're getting close to retirement age, we have something to offer you when it comes to planning for retirement.

401k Retirement Plans

In total, we have over a dozen articles dealing with 401k plans.  We've covered all of the rules, whether it's related to contribution limits, rollovers, or withdrawals.  We've taken all of the information from the IRS, and spelled it out in easy to understand segments.

If your employer offers a 401k plan, and you cannot decide if you want to participate, we'll explain why we think this might be the most valuable retirement benefit offered today:

Roth IRA Retirement Accounts

Everything is relative, and the Roth IRA is a relative newcomer.  The tax shelter benefit from these plans is quite unbelievable.  If your 401k or 403b plan is fully funded, and you want to put more money away for retirement, then you should give the Roth IRA serious consideration:

Traditional and SIMPLE IRA Accounts

If you're looking for some immediate tax relief, then you might want to think about opening up a traditional IRA.  As we did with 401k plans and Roth IRAs, we provide all the information you need, including IRA rollover rules and contribution limits:

403b Accounts

We're just getting started with our 403b information.  But in the coming years we will continue to add to this section.  By the time we're done, we'll have covered the 403b in as much depth as our 401k section.

Special Retirement Topics

Finally, we have a couple of special retirement topics that might be of interest to you.  Coverdell ESAs are an often overlooked way to save for college.  If you're wondering what the difference is between a Roth and Traditional IRA, we can help you figure out which plan is right for your individual situation: