401(k)

Four Questions on the Roth Five-Year Rule

The Roth “five-year rule” typically refers to when you can take tax-free distributions of earnings from your Roth IRA, Roth 401(k), or other work-based Roth account. The rule states that you must wait five years after making your first contribution, and the distribution must take place after age 59½, when you become disabled, or when …

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Coronavirus Distributions from Workplace Retirement Plans

Relief may be available for employees impacted by Covid-19. The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Acti was signed into law on March 27, 2020. For a short period of time, the Act allows participants affected by the Coronavirus to access funds in their retirement plan accounts through special withdrawal and loan provisions. The …

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CARES Act – Impact on IRAs and Retirement Plans

On March 27, 2020, President Trump signed into law the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act).  This stimulus package is designed to provide support for emergency assistance and health care response for individuals, families, and businesses affected by the 2020 coronavirus pandemic. 1 The CARES Act will have a direct impact on …

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Do Target-Date Funds Hit the Bull’s-Eye for You?

More than half of 401(k) participants have assets invested in target-date funds.1 These “all-in-one” funds are often the default option in workplace plans, and their apparent simplicity appeals to many investors. But target-date funds are not as simple as they appear to be. Like all investment strategies, they have strengths and weaknesses. Focused on time Target-date …

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SECURE Act Can Have Big Impact on your Estate Plan & Trusts

Authored by Logan Philipps, Esq. and Anne Zavaglia, CFP® When President Trump signed the SECURE Act at the end of 2019, it could easily have escaped your notice during the holiday season. While time will tell if this law aimed to encourage greater retirement savings achieves its aims, there’s no question it has a direct …

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