Qualified for Both? SEP IRA vs Solo 401K

Both the SEP IRA and the Solo 401K are self-employed retirement plans. They can be established by legal entities (in this context, often S corporations) or they can be established by individuals that have self-employed income. That self-employment income generally must come through a sole proprietorship or through a limited liability company (LLC) that is […]

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What is a SIMPLE IRA and Who’s Eligible to Open One?

The SIMPLE in SIMPLE IRA stands for “Savings Incentive Match Plan for Employees.” This retirement savings plan is a type of traditional IRA that is geared towards self-proprietors and small business owners. Unlike SEP IRAs, where only the employer can make contributions, employees are allowed to contribute part of their pre-tax compensation to their SIMPLE […]

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Not your Average 401K: Self-Directed 401K Q&A

Put simply, a 401K plan is a retirement plan that meets the standards set by the Internal Revenue Code for tax-favored status. If offered by their company, an employee can contribute a percentage of their wages either Traditional before tax plan or a Roth after-tax plan, depending on the options offered by their employer. In some plans, […]

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Should You Opt Out of a 401K and into a Self-Directed 401K?

Many of those reading this article will hopefully know what a self-directed IRA is, but we’re here to talk about what exactly the lesser-known self-directed 401K is, and why you should think about opting in for one. A self-directed 401K is essentially the same thing as a regular 401K, it’s a retirement savings account. The […]

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