A 401(k) account is a tax-deferred retirement savings account setup by many employers for their employees in the United States. Employees can elect to contribute part of their earnings - either pre-tax or after-tax - to their 401k account and the employer will often make a matching contribution for ...

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After-tax 401(k) conversion

I have some questions regarding converting my after-tax 401(k) to either my in-plan Roth 401(k) or an external Roth IRA: When I convert, can I transfer stocks/funds I own in my after-tax 401(k) ...
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Can Roth conversion taxes be reduced by moving rollover IRA back to 401k?

I have two traditional IRAs: a rollover from a past 401k, with no basis (all pretax contributions) an IRA with only after-tax contributions, with high basis If I do a Roth conversion, as far as I ...
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Does anyone know what Bank of NY Mellon's EB DLs are?

On my 401(k) the Target Allocation funds are heavily invested in a bunch of BNY Mellon funds and I can't find what they are. These three particularly, as they're the largest holdings: BNY Mellon EB ...
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Mistake of 401 comingled account

About 5 years ago the company I used to work for switched advisor's from Mass Mutual to Edward Jones, so employee accounts were rolled over. During this process, 21 years of my funds were ...
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Can we make traditional IRA deductions to reduce last year taxes if we have 401ks and I already contributed to a Roth?

I need help understanding IRA deduction rules for Tax year 2015. My wife and I both have 401K accounts from our work. Our filing status is married filing jointly. Our MAGI for 2015 is about 105K. I ...
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What are some good mutual funds to consider for a new grad looking to maximize market return? [on hold]

I'm 21 and will be finishing my degree in Computer Science in May. I will be moving to New York City to work at s software engineer at a major financial tech company starting in June. I'd starting to ...
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I own an LLC, how should I go about contributing to a 401(k)?

I am one of two LLC members - we have been operating for about 2 years. We have no employees. I would like to start a 401(k) and contribute as much as I can to it. We don't have salaries ...
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How Does The IRS Structure Payment Plans If I Owe Subjectively High Taxes?

During the 2015 tax year I became legally separated. During the separation my ex-wife did not agree to a QDRO when cashing out her equity from jointly owned property. The cash out was mandated by ...
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Father retired a little early doesn't need 401k but should he move it to Roth IRA?

My father recently retired at 63. He has some money in his 401k (the provider is ADP) and they keep emailing him with an advertisement telling him the ramifications of withdrawing any money out early ...
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What are the consequences of overfunding a 401k plan?

The current 401k contribution limit is $18,000. If I'm trying to contribute the maximum amount for the year and accidently go over, what happens? For example, if I end up contributing $20,000 for ...
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How do you read the W2 Forms?

I did search through the question and couldn't find one like. This is my first year working so this is my first W2 form I have received. I am confused on how to read this. There are two halves to the ...
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Remedies for Defaulting on a 401(k) loan

I changed employers and am unable to pay back my 401(k) loan within the 60-day period allowed. I realize this will default the loan and I will receive a 1099-R, have to pay taxes and penalties. The ...
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401k payment default due to banks negligence of processing payment

I am self employed for 6 months out of the year and work for another company 6 months. I had a loan from my 401k and have Wells Fargo manage the payments. When I am self employed, I submit the ...
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What box on my W-2 correlates to my “earned income” for purposes of EITC?

As an example: I have $20,000 in Box 1 on my wife and my only W2 I have $35,000 in Box 3 (reflecting significant pre-tax 401(k) deductions) Filing MFJ with no kids For 2016, to claim EITC both ...
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Designating Beneficiaries

I have several accounts 401k, Roth IRA, etc. at a variety of different financial institutions (Fidelity, Vanguard, local Credit Union, etc). I want to set up my beneficiaries like the following: I ...
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How religiously should Dollar Cost Averaging be followed?

IF I simply interpret Dollar Cost Averaging as a method of putting an amount x in my investment every month through thick and thins of the market, then I am contradicting what the article in ...
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Pay off student loan or contribute to my 401k?

I am 30 years old and make about $2400/mo take-home. I was paying two student loans, one was $250/mo and the other is $410/mo. I paid off the $250/mo loan, and I have to decide if I should put the ...
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401(k) not fully vested at time of acquisition

I've been working for AT&T for two years and nine months with a cliff vesting of 3 years my vesting date is April 15, 2016. It was recently announced on December 18, 2015 that IBM would be ...
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Are there any circumstances in which unvested employer 401(k) contributions revert to the employee?

Many companies (including a former employer of mine) have 401(k) vesting schedules. The idea is that the employee keeps all of his/her contributions, and the employer piece has a percentage that you ...
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Mega-backdoor roth tax filing

For the backdoor (IRA -> Roth IRA, generally up to $5500 per year) conversion, we need to file Form 8606. Are there any equivalent forms that must be filed for mega-backdoor (After-tax 401k -> Roth ...
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Should I pay off my 401k loan or reinvest the funds elsewhere?

I have a loan out on my employer 401k plan for $50k, which I took out for the purchase of a home (so there was no penalties, or taxes withheld). The interest rate is 4%, which I'm paying into the ...
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Is it possible to add money to an existing rolled over IRA when I have a 401(k) from work?

I contribute about 12% of my income to 401(k) which comes to about 15000 a year or so. My employer doesn't match anything due to nature of the contract. I have been investing in 401(k) since 2012. ...
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I am an US immigrant before but left the country I would like to withdraw may 401k

How will I withdraw my 401k? I don't have any information left, washed out by the storm august 19, 2013
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On company 401k matching. Clarification needed

I realized I don't fully understand something. It almost embarrassing to admit. In 2016 we have 18k max contribution limit for 401k. Does this mean that employee can contribute at most 18k or that ...
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Should I do a Rollover 401k instead of a Rollover IRA because of the loan option?

Until now, I was pretty much convinced that rather than rolling over the 401k from my old company to the new company, it is a much better option to roll everything over to a Rollover IRA, and my ...
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Can my employer limit my maximum 401k contribution amount (below the IRS limit)?

I contribute about 13% of my income to my company's 401k, which, at my salary, is well below the IRS limit of $17K/year (in 2012). However, with my raise this year, my benefits department told me that ...
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disadvantages of saving for home down payment through 401k or 457k

I've been toying around with the idea of setting aside money via my 401k specifically for use as a down payment on a house. To be clear, I do currently put 9% into my Roth 401k option and my employer ...
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How long can I convert 401(k) to Roth 401(k)?

I understand that (simplified) 401(k) is pre-tax money, and Roth 401(k) is post-tax money. That means moving money from the former to the latter, I have to pay taxes on it, and those taxes might need ...
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Can I roll over a 401k with my current employer into an IRA?

My wife has a 401k with her employer that she has been contributing to for years. They recently switched administrators for the 401k, and the new outfit is simply terrible - bad fund choices and ...
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How to calculate mandatory withdrawals for 401k? (Required Minimum Distribution)

I understand that 401(k)s have a mandatory withdrawal that can be triggered at some point. What triggers a 401(k) mandatory withdrawal, and how is the amount of the withdrawal calculated?
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401k withdrawal process timeline

I have a 401(k) plan from my previous employer with a little over $5k in it and I have decided to withdraw the full amount. How long should I expect this process take? The plan administrator is the ...
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Joint or separate IRA from 401(k) and 403(b), for couple moved abroad

My spouse and I moved overseas. We are considering converting our 401(k) and 403(b) to self-directed IRAs. What would be the pros and cons of combining both, in 1 IRA, versus 2 individual IRAs?
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Is it worth investing in 401(k) if a company doesn't do matching?

The company offers 401(k) but doesn't match your contribution at all. In this case, it worth investing in 401(k)? For what reasons might a 401(k) be preferred over an IRA if there is no match?
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What range of fee should I expect to pay a provider, to convert 401k or 403b to IRA?

We now live overseas and are looking at converting 401k, 403b to IRA. US citizen, resident overseas for a long period. What range of fees would reputable providers charge for this service?
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Any differences between rolling 401(k) versus 403(b) to IRA while working abroad?

Are there any practical differences between rolling a 401(k) versus a 403(b) to IRA while working abroad? Ideally would like to get the same provider to deliver both these services.
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First 401K portfolio with high expense ratios - which funds to pick? (24yo)

Just got my first 401K at work through Mass Mutual. I have 17 options to choose from. I don’t think we have index funds, and most funds have high expenses between 0.75-1.66%. So I decided to care ...
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New year, and a new Job Opportunity - with financial consequences [closed]

I have a very interesting financial situation with my current employer, and a potential opportunity with another employer, but I'm having trouble quantifying how it will financially affect my family ...
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5 year rule on Roth 401k to Roth IRA rollover containing converted amounts

Suppose In tax year t, I contribute 10000 to a Roth 401k and 10000 to an after tax 401k. By tax year t+1, both amounts have grown by 10000 to 20000. In tax year t+1, I convert the full 20000 from ...
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Who can I get to help me roll my 401(k) into an IRA when I live overseas?

When I lived in the US, I contributed for a number of years with my employer to the company 401(k). When I then moved abroad, I found it difficult to stay in touch with my 401(k). The toll-free ...
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Confusion about Roth 401K: Better for me to do pre-tax or Roth post-tax contributions?

My company offers a 401K and a Roth 401K. Given the income level of my family (married filing jointly status), IRAs aren't really an option. We're past the Roth IRA limits and get no deduction for a ...
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Investing in ETF/Index-Fund Twice [401(k) and Individual investor Account]

I'm young, new to investing, and have the following nagging question. Let's assume I have $1000 of disposable income that I'm willing to throw into the market. I've read with small amounts such as ...
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Should I contribute to a 401k if I plan on moving abroad?

I am currently in my mid-twenties and have a long way to go before retirement. However I would like to move to Europe (EU-member countries only) in the not too distant future. I plan on staying there ...
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Using a Roth conversion ladder in a 401(k) while also retaining backdoor Roth IRA conversions

Consider the following scenario: John Q. Public has a high enough MAGI that he is not eligible to make Roth IRA contributions (and hence also cannot deduct traditional IRA contributions). John also ...
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Is a 401k contribution fair game for cost cutting? [closed]

2016 is almost here, and with it, unavoidable increases in health care costs and other expenses. A budget that was balanced in 2015 might now be out of balance and costs have to be cut somewhere. Is ...
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Cash out 401k for house downpayment

Does it ever make sense to cash out my 401k in order to make a larger house down-payment? Say I have a marginal tax rate of 35%. If the difference between the interest in the 401k and the mortgate ...
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Can I be my own administrator for an Individual/Solo 401k?

I'm interested in creating a company and rolling my 401K into a Solo or Individual 401k so that I can have more control over my investments. From what I've seen so far, it looks like you need an ...
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Are 401k Employer Match amounts subject to FICA or any other tax?

When my employer makes a contribution to an employee 401k account, are any taxes payed by the employee (e.g. FICA)? And does the employer match amount show anywhere on the employee's W-2 or 1040?
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Borrow from American 401k from Canada

If I have a 401k with (for the sake of argument) $100,000 in the US, and I want to borrow the maximum ($50,000) for a mortgage on a house in Canada, is this possible? If so, what are some of the ...
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Company changing 401k providers in December, will I lose my dividends?

Typically I've seen that I have gotten Dividend re-investments in December for my current 401k elections for the past several years. My company is switching providers, do I loose what would have ...
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Would it be advantageous for me to pay off these two credit cards and cancel them with a 401k loan?

I'm considering taking a loan on my 401k in order to pay off and close 2 credit cards. I have approximately 30 years until I consider retiring. The amount of the loan will be $1700 which is less ...