We all make mistakes with our finances. I’m not talking about making hard decisions and choosing which bills to pay and which to leave for another month. These are simple financial choices and the biggest money mistakes American workers are making with their paychecks. The economy is still struggling, and far too many employees are turning away free money and lending other money from their hard-earned paychecks to the government free of charge. Three Biggest Money Mistakes... 1. Not Capturing Their Employer Match According … [Read more...] about 3 Big Money Mistakes American Workers Are Making
Are you saving enough for retirement? How much is enough? Is there really such a thing as saving enough for retirement? While there are a few rules of thumb that you can look at to find out how much money you need to save in your 401k for retirement, the sad fact of the matter is that we are simply not saving enough for retirement. Click here to learn more about Motif Investing We Are Not Saving Enough For Retirement Earlier this month, Fidelity Investments released its quarterly analysis of the 401k retirement plans that it manages. The … [Read more...] about
Here is the next installment in our the Reader’s Questions Series which highlight questions emailed to me by you, the readers of Money Q&A. Be sure to find out at the end of this article how you can receive a free copy of Dave Ramsey’s book, The Total Money Makeover if your money question is chosen to be featured on the blog. If you're not familiar with Dave Ramsey's book, you should run right out and get it. It is one of my top ten best personal finance books that everyone should read. … [Read more...] about Reader’s Question: What To Invest In After The Company Match
What if you were told that you could invest in a savings plan at work where each dollar you put into it is taken off the top? Or, the amount of your contribution will lower the amount you pay in yearly income tax? You need to understand the ins and outs of 401k retirement plans! Also, every dollar and cent you fund the account with will grow tax-deferred. Not only that, each of your 401k retirement plan contributions will make it possible for your employer to match those amounts as well. The Basics of a 401k Retirement Plan The 401k … [Read more...] about Understanding the Ins and Outs of 401k Retirement Plans
A reader recently wrote in with the following question about converting a 401k retirement plan to a Roth IRA and the tax consequences. Should you pay for the taxes when converting a 401k retirement plan to a Roth IRA from the proceeds of your plan? The short simple answer is no! You should not pay for your taxes from money that was in your retirement plans during a Roth conversion. Taxes On Your Roth Conversion You will have to pay taxes when you convert a 401k retirement plan to a Roth IRA. If you use money that was once in your 401k … [Read more...] about Should You Pay Taxes For Your Roth Conversion From Investments?