Social security benefits are not just for those who are retired. Social security benefits may also be received by spouses, ex-spouses, children, and certain individuals with disabilities. Let’s take a look at who is eligible for social security benefits. Can I Receive Social Security Benefits? Working and paying social security taxes allows you to earn… Continue reading Who is Eligible to Receive Social Security Benefits?
Are Rollovers Taxed? Direct rollovers do not create a taxable event. A direct rollover occurs when your old plan administrator makes a direct payment to your new IRA or retirement plan. An indirect rollover occurs when the account balance is paid to you and you must deposit the balance in an IRA or new retirement… Continue reading When Does My Retirement Account Get Taxed?
The final step of the financial planning process is monitoring and reviewing. What Does Monitoring and Reviewing Involve? Monitoring and reviewing involves tracking your accounts, financial plan, and financial situation. We manage your accounts according to the investment guidelines that we set together and monitor cash levels. As your life changes, we will revisit your… Continue reading Step 4 of the Financial Planning Process: Monitoring and Reviewing
After we review your financial plan, we will implement the strategy we have developed together. What Does Implementing Your Strategy Involve? First, we’ll assist you with opening and transferring accounts. We will begin investing or transitioning your accounts according to the plan we’ve created. Our investment decisions are based on the goals you share with… Continue reading Step 3 of the Financial Planning Process: Implementing Your Strategy
Why Should I Rollover My Old Retirement Account? Generally, when you roll over an old retirement plan, you do not pay taxes until you withdraw funds from the new plan. Rolling over an old retirement plan typically allows the account to continue growing tax-deferred. If instead you choose to withdraw funds from an old retirement… Continue reading I Still Have a Retirement Account at an Old Company
Simple IRA contributions are made up two parts; an employee contribution and an employer contribution. As an employee, the most you can contribute to your Simple IRA in 2020 is $13,500 if you are under 50 years old. If you are over 50 years old, the amount increases to $16,500. The maximum contribution an employer… Continue reading What are the Contribution Limits for Simple IRAs for 2020?
The most an employer can contribute to a SEP in 2020 is 25% of compensation up to $57,000. There is no catch-up contribution for participants over 50 years old. Additionally, only employers can contribute to SEP accounts. Employees may not make contributions. SEPs are also called SEP IRAs or Simplified Employee Pension Individual Retirement Arrangements… Continue reading What are the Contribution Limits for SEPs for 2020?
The most that you can contribute as a self-employed person in your Individual 401(k) in 2020 is $57,000 if you are under 50 years old. If you are over 50 years old, the amount increases to $63,500. Individual 401(k) contributions are made up two parts; an employee contribution and an employer contribution. The maximum employee… Continue reading What are the Contribution Limits for Individual 401(k)s for 2020?