I recently accepted a position with a new company, and negotiated a signing bonus to make up for the 401k match that I'm going to miss from my old employer (it's only paid out yearly at the end of the year).
How should I invest the signing bonus for the best long-term tax advantages? Here are the options I'm considering
Redirect a huge chunk of my final paycheck into my old company's 401k to stash what I would have received in a match. I will then roll it over into an existing Rollover IRA
Invest the signing bonus funds in my Roth IRA (but at my income level I might be ineligible to contribute the full Roth amount for this year)
Just invest the cash in a normal taxable account
Any other options I'm not considering?