Tax law changes made several years ago put traditional retirement plans on an equal footing.
It sounds so good, borrow from yourself, and pay yourself back! When you do the actual calculations it doesn’t work that neatly.
The contribution limits for 2012 for a 401(k), a 403(b) and a 457 plan is $17,000. The limit increases with the rate of inflation.
A rollover IRA is when you transfer money from a retirement account into an IRA.
To get a head start on this year’s taxes start planning now. Set up a filing system.
Congress and the IRS decided that you could not leave your pre-tax retirement savings growing forever tax-deferred, so they chose 70½ for you to begin your mandatory withdrawals.
The number I am looking for is actually 59½!
Congress realized a couple of years back that most workers will not have enough retirement savings set aside for their golden years.
You may have a 401(k), a 403(b) which is for nonprofit organizations such as schools and hospitals, a 457 plan which covers state, county and city employees and there is a Thrift Savings Plan for federal employees.
Almost all 401(k) plans and some 403(b) and 457 plans allow the participant to borrow from their plan.