Hardship Distributions

There may be a point in your life when you have an event that requires some cash. If you do not have that cash on hand, you may be forced to look into other options such as selling assets. Another … read more

401(K) Withdrawals

A 401(K) is a type of retirement plan established by employers that permits employees to defer part of their salary on a pretax basis. Early withdrawals from a 401(k) plan or IRA accounts are subject to a 10% penalty prior … read more

Three Possibilities for 401(K) Contributions

Contributing to a traditional employer-sponsored defined contribution plan, such as a 401(k) or 403(b) plan, offers many benefits: Contributions are pretax, reducing your modified adjusted gross income (MAGI), which can also help you reduce or avoid exposure to the 3.8% … read more

Maximum Retirement Plan Contributions for 2014

The IRS has recently announced the cost-of-living adjustments affecting dollar limitations for pension plans and other retirement related accounts for the 2014 tax year.  The 401(k) and IRAs will remain unchanged at the current limits as the IRS explained that … read more

Tax Rules on Early Withdrawals from Retirement Plans

Taking money out early from your retirement plan can cost you an extra 10 percent in taxes. Here are five things you should know about early withdrawals from retirement plans. 1. An early withdrawal normally means taking money from your … read more

Hardship Withdrawals from 401(k) Plans

During the economic struggles of the past few years many people have had to look in new directions to find the financial support to make it through. If you happen to be facing, or anticipate facing, major financial obligations one … read more

Automatic Enrollment 401(k) Plans

About half the workforce does not have a retirement savings plan and fewer than 10 percent of those without plans at work contribute to a plan on their own.  That makes the idea of an automatic enrollment 401(k) plan very … read more


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