Retirement Planning

5 key Facts About the New Tax Bill

5 key Facts About the New Tax Bill

The new tax bill has 5 key changes that taxpayers can expect as a result of this new bill, including:
Changes to the personal tax code
Impacts on business owners and the introduction of the pass-through deduction
The ability to utilize a 529 Plan to pay for private elementary and secondary education
The doubling of the estate tax exemption
Read on to learn more.

Roth VS. Traditional 401(k) - Calculators and Behavior

Roth VS. Traditional 401(k) - Calculators and Behavior

If you’ve been reading my blog you’d know that I think Roth savings are a great opportunity for many, many investors.  If you plan to max out your contributions this year you can effective save more by saving in a Roth, whether an IRA or 401(k).  Recently I’ve run across a common calculator available on the internet.  When a user puts in their details it is supposed to help you compare saving in a Roth 401(k) or traditional 401(k).  However, the default assumption is that when you decide how much to contribute you will reduce the amount you will be saving in a Roth by the amount of taxes you would have to pay.  That seems like something a rational investor would do, right?