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Roth IRA contributions and Roth 401(k) rollover

My (potentially flawed) understanding of Roth IRAs is that you can take out contributions at any time without penalty. So if you put $5,000 in and it doubles in a year to $10,000, then you sell some ...
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Can I rollover my traditional IRA $ to another IRA in my spouse's name?

I'd like to cash out the securities in one traditional IRA in my name and transfer/roll over to a different mega-brokerage traditional IRA account owned by my wife. Is that do-able? My purpose is ...
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Rolling over a mixed 401k (Traditional and Roth) to a Roth IRA

I am rolling over my old 401k to a new Roth IRA. My 401k contained my pre-tax contributions, post-tax contributions, employer match, and employer profit sharing. I am guessing my employer match and ...
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How are employer matched contributions handled in rollover from Roth 401k to Roth IRA?

I recently asked this question: Can I do a Roth 401k rollover to Roth IRA and withdraw contributions I've made this year? In there, one of the answers pointed out that employer 401k contributions ...
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1answer
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Can I rollover some of my Roth 401(k) into my Roth IRA even if I'm still employed?

My 401(k) plan, to which I make after-tax contributions, has excellent choices for index funds. I have a plan to get Admiral shares of Vanguard Total US Stock Market (ER of 0.06%), then use the bond ...
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Should I use a Roth 401K rather than 529 to save for children's college?

First some background: I'm a new parent and I live in Nevada, a state with no state income tax. I'm 26 and my wife is 29. She's finishing her PhD (to hopefully become a professor) and I'm an ...
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When leaving job, is there a time limit to rollover a 401k into a Roth IRA?

My wife is leaving her job in the next month and going to a new one. She currently has a 401k that we would like to rollover into a Roth IRA ASAP. However we might be moving in a few months and ...
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Best to roll over a 401k into a Roth IRA or traditional IRA?

I am rolling a 401k from a former employer to an IRA or Roth. I am trying to figure out the tax consequences of doing so. My understanding is, is that my contributions to the 401k were not taxed going ...
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Can I convert my traditional IRA to a Roth IRA in 2011?

Going forward, I'm putting all my retirement savings that goes above my employer 401k match into a Roth IRA. I have a traditional IRA that I opened many years ago and has sat untouched for quite a ...
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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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Can 401(a) “FICA Alternative” plan be rolled over into Roth IRA?

My employer uses a 401(a) plan, or "FICA Alternative" to Social Security. Every quarter I get a statement of my balance, which has grown quite a bit. I'm wondering, can this 401(a) balance ever be ...
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Is there a difference between conversion of a traditonal IRA to a Roth IRA vs opening a Roth and transferring the money from a traditional IRA?

Is converting a traditional IRA to a Roth IRA the same as opening a Roth IRA account and rolling over the money from the traditional IRA? Are they different in any way?
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What is the difference between a Rollover IRA and a Roth IRA?

Previous Question. I have decided to roll my 401(k) into a Roth IRA. I use ThinkOrSwim as my broker currently, so I plan on opening an IRA with them. When opening the account I'm presented with the ...
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Should I rollover my 401(k) into a Roth IRA in 2010, or wait until 2011?

After asking my previous question and reading about the different options available, I'm looking at rolling it over to a Roth IRA to avoid paying the taxes at retirement. Is it better to do this in ...
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Do Roth IRA contribution limits apply to Rollover IRAs?

My wife has already maxed out a Roth IRA for 2010. She just quit her job, and has a 401k from her former employer. Would I be able to roll it into a new Roth IRA even though she has already ...