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How do rich people guarantee the safety of their money, when savings exceed the FDIC limit?

I am curious how a millionaire would guarantee the safety of his money, given that the FDIC only insures up to $250K of an individual's deposits at a bank. If someone had $3 million that they wanted ...
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Why is there such disparity of max contribution limits between 401K accounts and regular IRA accounts?

In 2011, regular IRA accounts allowed only $5,000 maximum contribution, while 401K accounts allowed up to $16,500. Why is there such a disparity? Why do tax advantages favor employees of large ...
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Is an employer within their rights to limit 401k contributions to 25% of compensation?

I would like to ask a specific question regarding employer limitations on 401k contributions. I have read other posts in the forum that explain that limitations often exist on highly compensated ...
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Why are there income limits for Roth IRAs?

Why does the IRS establish a Modified AGI limit for contributions to Roth IRA accounts? I can understand having a limit for Traditional IRA accounts because the government doesn't want to lose out on ...
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If I have a 401k for a partial year can I still contribute the maximum amount?

I will only have a 401k for part of this year. Am I still able to contribute up to the maximum contribution limit ($18,500 in 2018 this year) even though I only will have the plan for part of the ...
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Does employer matching count toward the yearly 401(k) limit? [duplicate]

The federal government limits how much I can put into a 401(k) per year. For 2017, I think it's $18,000. Is this just my contributions, or does it count employer matching?
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What are the 401(k) and IRA limits for next year?

Are 401(k) and IRA contribution limits increasing next year? If so, what are the new limits?
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Employer limits total 401K contribution to below IRS max. How can we max out our pre-tax contributions?

It looks like my wife's employer is limiting her 401K contributions to 15% of her salary. This means we cannot max out the $17.5K contribution limit set by the IRS. Say her salary is $70K and we are ...
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How does one get the 401(k) max contribution of 57K?

My understanding is that the max individual contribution for 2020 is $19,500. If employer match is 100%, that gets us to a total of $39,000. How does one max out the combined employer/employee ...
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Why do tax-advantaged retirement accounts have contribution limits?

Why are there contribution limits for IRAs or 401k? Since I need to make this longer, I tried to look for it. This is the closest thing I've found: Why is there such disparity of max contribution ...
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Why are excess HSA/IRA/401k/etc contributions allowed?

I accidentally made an excess contribution to my HSA (or my employer or HSA custodian made a mistake, it's still not clear). I know what I need to do to correct it, but I'm curious, why is that ...
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Does an Executed Limit Order Imply a Spot Price?

Suppose I place a limit buy order at $10.00 per share for company XYZ on the NYSE or Nasdaq, while the spot price is say $10.25. If my limit order subsequently executes (whether 5 minutes later or 5 ...
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What is the difference between a stop order and a stop limit order?

New to this trading thing. I understand that a stop order will buy a stock if it hits the given amount that I want to pay. And I think I understand that a stop limit order will buy the stock if it ...
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Do Roth 401(k) and Roth IRA plans share the same annual contribution limit?

I've contributed $2000 to my Roth 401(k) plan through my employer, and $4000 to my Roth IRA plan that is totally separate from my employer. My accountant says that the limit on Roth IRA contributions ...
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Can I set up a second 401(k) at my LLC?

I have a 401(k) at work. I also have an LLC. Can I start a second 401(k) and contribute an additional $16,500?
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Can I contribute money to a 401k, 457b, and an IRA all at the same time?

I am a retiree who is returning to full time work. Can I contribute the maximum to my full time job's 401(k) and to my part time job's 457(b)? And then also contribute the maximum to an IRA?
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How can I limit the value of my bank account tied to PayPal?

How can I limit the value of my bank account tied to PayPal?
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Are you allowed to have both a 401(k) and a SIMPLE IRA? If so, what about limits?

Are you allowed to have both a 401(k) and a SIMPLE IRA? And what would the limits be on the combined total? I have two employers but I am maxed out at one. My understanding is that I can't use a ...
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Why is the total 401(k) contribution limit (employee + employer) so high?

The 2014 employee contribution limit is $17,500. The 2014 total contribution limit is $52,000. (Provided they're not capped earlier based on low income.) Meaning the IRS has left room for a ~$35,...
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Are 401(k) contribution limits for employee & employer separate? What about hitting the limit?

I am 29 years old and have a 401(k) already with my company. I just started contributing 10% to my 401(k), up from my 8%. My company does not match but they do put 10% of my salary into my 401(k) as ...
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When calculating Roth IRA contribution limit, is MAGI for previous or current year used?

I was looking into how much I could contribute to a Roth IRA based on MAGI. In 2018, my MAGI was below the amount where contribution limits start to decrease, so I should be able to contribute the ...
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How feasible would it be to retire just maxing out a Roth IRA?

How feasible would it be to retire on just maxed out Roth IRA contributions each year? Obviously this depends very much on how old you are when you start, and your living expenses when you retire. ...
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GnuCash bookkeeping for account contributions to accounts having annual contribution limits?

I'm using GnuCash, and trying to figure out how to structure a couple of accounts to track contributions to accounts like Roth IRAs and HSAs that have an annual contribution limit that I need to track....
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Over contribution to 401K between two employers, and maximizing employer match? [duplicate]

I have a situation like this: I worked for an employer this year from January to May and contributed $14,500 to my 401K. There was no matching from this employer. In mid-May time frame, I changed ...
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Closing credit card to increase limit on another

I have a credit card with a limit of 6k, have another with a limit of 1500$. I asked to raise my limit on the 1500$ card (at least three times) but it was always denied. So, I'm thinking on closing ...
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Solo 401k eligibility

I would like to know if I am eligible to open a Solo 401k, and if so, what is the max amount I can contribute. I think I meet the requirements listed on various sites: I have started working on a ...
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Max Contribution to IRA, Roth, and Both

Question: I am looking for maximum allowed contribution to Traditional IRA Roth IRA Traditional IRA and Roth IRA combined Searched IRS, and it is confusing Website says For 2015, 2016, and 2017, ...
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How long to increase credit limit?

How long does it take for credit limit typically to be raised? I'm planning a trip in 3 months (South America) and I need a 1200 GBP credit card deposit for renting a car. I've never needed a credit ...
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Does employer matching contributions in a TFSA count towards the annual limit?

Does my employer matching my contribution to a TFSA count towards my annual TFSA contribution limit?
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cosign a car loan, what is true $ risk

I asked a question and I am asking same question from a different angle. For example purpose, If I have friend( know for 6-7 years), who came to USA recently ( and I happen to come 2-3 years ago), ...
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Why has the contribution limit for IRAs increased so much over the years?

According to Wikipedia the maximum contribution rate for a Roth IRA was 2000 dollars in 1998. In 2013 the contribution limit was 5500 dollars. This appears to be an increase of a little less than 7% ...
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401k Contributions + Employer Match be greater than Maximum Contribution?

This year, 401k contributions are capped at $17,000 per person. So let's say somebody contributes this amount and is matched maybe 8% by their employer each contribution period. Can the total amount ...
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Can my employer make me forfeit Safe Harbor match if I over contribute?

My employer 401k plan offers 'after tax non Roth' contributions, in addition to traditional pre-tax and Roth. I chose to max out my pre-tax contributions at $19,000 this year and then switch to '...
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Does mutual fund front-load fee count toward IRA contribution limits? [duplicate]

I want to max out my IRA and I am investing in a mutual fund with 5% front-load fee. Does that mean that I can contribute $5,500 max for IRA but have real IRA balance $5,500 less $275 = $5,225 as a ...
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Can I cosign a car loan up to a limited amount?

Can a person co-sign a car loan up to a specific amount, less than the full value of the loan? Article says that "You’re actually committing to be 100% responsible for that debt". For example, ...
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Why do employer contributions count against HSA limits? [closed]

401k and 403b plans have annual employee contribution limits. Employer contributions do not count against that limit (but do count against a higher separate limit). Is there a reason HSA limits ...
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IRA yearly contribution limit

With the yearly contribution limit of an IRA being $5500, are you allowed to open mutliple IRAs and does this make sense? I was curious what people who want to invest more into a retirement account ...
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What is the penalty for contributing to a Roth 401k when my AGI is over the limit?

Specifically, my wife has a Roth 401k and I have a traditional 401k; we married in the middle of last year, and our combined AGI for last year is well above the limit for contributions to a Roth ...
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How are contribution limits enforced on Roth IRAs for people with high income?

Say I make over 194k and can contribute 0. https://www.irs.gov/retirement-plans/plan-participant-employee/amount-of-roth-ira-contributions-that-you-can-make-for-2016 I know my brokerage Roth IRA ...
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Can you re-contribute withdrawn Roth IRA contributions?

This year I contributed the maximum of $5500 to a Roth IRA. I (foolishly) withdrew all of it later in the year, both principal and growth, bringing the balance of the Roth IRA to $0. Is it safe for me ...
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Does employer matching in a 403(b) account count toward the individual IRS limit?

I would like to contribute as much money to my 403(b) as possible this year, and I certainly want to take advantage of any employer matching. It is my understanding that employer contributions do not ...
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If a mobile deposit is denied due to exceeding limit, can it be deposited in person still?

This might sound like a stupid question, but considering it just happened to me I bet it will help others sleep at night when they decide to do a mobile deposit after hours. Of course, that depends on ...
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Roth counting toward 401k maximum

Vanguard is showing me that my Roth contributions are counting toward the $19,000 401k maximum. I thought Roth counted towards a separate $6000 maximum. Is my Roth not an IRA?
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“Help To Buy ISA” - £200/month a hard limit?

I have recently moved back in with my parents with a view of saving £500-600 a month to put towards a deposit on a house. I am looking at getting a Help To Buy ISA through one of the UK banking ...
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Do contributions made to an “involuntary 401(a)” count against the limit for a Roth IRA?

At work I pay into an "involuntary 401(a)" retirement plan. I'd like to also open up a Roth IRA on my own. Do the contributions I make through my work plan count against the $5000/year limit on the ...
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Married couple, high combined income: Can we contribute to IRA, on top of 401k?

My wife and I earn between $180,000 and $210,000 combined. The amount varies due to job changes and side consulting. She puts about 4% of her salary into a 401k which is fully matched. I put in 6% and ...
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Overspending on an IRA issues

I have an IRA with a discount online brokerage company and somehow they let me overspend on my account. I bought something and I ended up paying more because the transaction went through the day after....
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At what top income is the HST rebate set at 0?

It appears that if a household has a total income greater than $166K (I wish), there is no rebate at all. Is this a correct interpretation?
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Does your 401k provider stop you when you hit your max?

In general, I was wondering who is responsible for keeping track of when a normal, employer-sponsored 401k account has hit its pre-tax contribution limits for a year. I assume that, in the end, the ...
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Can I contribute to two different calendar years in an IRA?

I noticed that my broker allows me to contribute to both 2020 and 2021. I have already maxed out my 2020 IRA contributions. Since I cannot deduct anything from my income via these contributions due to ...