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How Long Will It Take to Reach a $1,000,000 Savings Goal?

Wednesday, March 10th, 2010

I’m in the process of reading John Bledsoe’s The Gospel of Roth: The Good News About Roth IRA Conversions and How They Can Make You Money *. So far it’s a great read. As you can probably imagine, Bledsoe is sold on the Roth IRA. Reading his book, I couldn’t help but daydream about what […]

Roth 401(k) vs. the Traditional 401(k): One Reader’s Thoughts

Tuesday, February 26th, 2008

Reader and frequent commenter, Don, sent me this email this morning. It’s his thoughts on the Roth 401(k) vs. Traditional 401(k). I’ve included my thoughts after Don’s email (edited slightly from the original). As always, your thoughts would be appreciated. I was reading this Marketwatch article recently: Roth IRAs: Good for you or not? In […]

Retirement Planning & Taxes: New Questions

Monday, February 25th, 2008

Tax diversity has become a more common discussion among personal finance experts in recent years. This is due not only to the plethora of tax-free, tax-advantaged, and taxable investment options that people have today, but also to the uncertainty of our future tax system.

Reader Question: To Roth 401(k) It or Not?

Friday, December 14th, 2007

I received the following email last night from a reader looking for some help in trying to decide whether or not to contribute to a Roth 401(k). JLP, First, I love the AFM blog. Tell your father-in-law I loved his article and that his fans want more. =) I have a question that maybe you […]

My Wife’s Company Will Begin Offering the Roth 401(k) Next Year

Tuesday, July 17th, 2007

I found out yesterday that my wife’s company will begin offering the Roth 401(k) in January, 2008. Immediately I started thinking about whether or not it is a good deal for us. Believe it or not, it’s not a simple decision because there are numerous variables to consider. NOTE: It’s important to keep in mind […]

Another Look at the Roth 401(k)

Thursday, September 7th, 2006

I don’t have time to go into details right now, but read Trimming Your Taxes: Why Roth 401(k)s Often Beat Conventional 401(k) Plans by Jonathan Clements. It’s an interesting take on the Roth 401(k) and definitely something to think about. I’m going to go into more detail later today. Right now I have some other […]

Bill to Aid 401(k) Participants – I DON’T LIKE IT!

Thursday, August 3rd, 2006

According (NOW FREE!) to the Wall Street Journal: The Pension Protection Act, which is under consideration in the U.S. Senate this week after passage in the House late Friday, would let 401(k) providers like mutual funds, brokerage firms and insurance companies help workers choose specific funds for their retirement accounts. Here’s the concern: Some independent […]

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