Should I Cash Out My 401(k) or Roll it Over?

When a participant in a 401(k) Plan terminates employment, there are typically a few options they have regarding what to do with their plan. Take a cash distribution – This is a taxable event (assuming all funds are pre-tax funds). The plan will automatically withhold 20% for fe

How to Avoid RMD’s of your Roth 401(k)

In a Qualified 401(k) plan, a participant must begin Required Minimum Distributions (RMD’s) in the year he or she reaches age 70 1/2. This rule also applies to Pre-tax IRA’s. However, there is an exception to this rule when it comes to Roth IRA’s. This provides for a

Is A Cash Balance Plan Right For You & Your Company

Do you own a business? Do you currently offer a 401(k) Profit Sharing Plan? Do you wish you could put away more tax deferred dollars for retirement? If your answer is “yes” to these questions, you may consider a Cash Balance Plan for your company. The IRS limits the amount

Why Should I Start a 401(k) Plan for My Company?

Most people are familiar with the tax advantages to the participant of a 401(k) plan. There are also many benefits to an employer for implementing a 401(k) plan. Many of these are financial. The first, and most obvious benefit to the employer, is the tax advantages which can offset so

Roth versus Pre-Tax in Your 401(k) Plan

When it comes to retirement plan savings, many people wonder whether it is better to invest pre-tax dollars or after-tax dollars. May 401(k) plans offer the option of traditional pre-tax deferrals and after-tax Roth deferrals. The answer to this question, unfortunately, is not simple.