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Your 401(k) Isn't Your Only Option

By Lineweaver Financial Group
October 03, 2017 Category • IRA, 401(k), Retirement, Retirement Planning

Youve heard it over and over again, from many places never, ever make an early withdrawal from your 401(k), unless its an emergency. And, we agree - thats often good advice. But there are a few exceptions where an early withdrawal may be to your advantage. Some companies allow active employees participating in a qualified employer-sponsored retirement plan to withdraw a portion of their account balance upon request, without demonstrating a specific financial need, usually at age 59 . This is called an in-service, non-hardship withdrawal. One reason you may want to consider this option is that by rolling over a portion of employer-sponsored retirement plan assets to a rollover IRA, you may be able to significantly expand your investment choices, especially if you have limited choices in your employer-sponsored retirement plan. 401(k)s typically offer limited fund options to participants. Spreading the risk among a group of investments is generally a good thing when saving for the long

Why A Roth Conversion Can Be A Smart Retirement Strategy

By Lineweaver Financial Group
June 08, 2017 Category • Roth, IRA, Retirement

There are many options when it comes to retirement, and it can be hard to know which is right for you. One of those options a ROTH IRA conversion, can be a great strategy for some people. First, aquick refresher on how a ROTH IRA differs from a Traditional IRA. With a Traditional IRA: 1. You receive an upfront tax deduction on your annual contributions 2. Growth is tax-deferred growth until its withdrawn 3. Withdrawals are taxable as ordinary income 4. There are penalties if you take withdrawals before the age of 59 5. You have required minimum distributions (RMDs) that begin at age 70 With a ROTH IRA 1. Your contributions are front loaded meaning you use after-tax dollars for your contributions 2. Growth is tax-free 3. Withdrawals are never taxed 4. Earnings can be taken income-tax-free if you are at least 59 and have had the ROTH IRA for at least 5 years 5. There are no required minimum distributions ever! If you currently have a Traditional IRA, but some of the

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