In this week’s webinar, I discuss: The differences, benefits, and drawbacks of Roth IRAs and Roth 401(k)s!
Roth IRAs and Roth 401(k)s are both retirement savings accounts that offer tax-free growth and withdrawals in retirement, but there are some key differences between the two.
A Roth IRA is an individual retirement account that allows you to contribute after-tax dollars, meaning that you pay taxes on the money before you put it into the account. The money in a Roth IRA grows tax-free, and when you withdraw it in retirement, you don’t have to pay taxes on the distributions.
One significant advantage of a Roth IRA is that you can withdraw your contributions at any time without penalty. However, if you withdraw any of the earnings before age 59 ½, you may have to pay taxes and penalties.
A Roth 401(k) is a retirement savings account offered by some employers that allows you to contribute after-tax dollars. Like a Roth IRA, the money in a Roth 401(k) grows tax-free, and withdrawals in retirement are tax-free as well.
One advantage of a Roth 401(k) is that you can contribute more money than you can to a Roth IRA. In 2023, the annual contribution limit for a Roth 401(k) is $19,500, compared to $6,000 for a Roth IRA. Additionally, if you’re age 50 or older, you can make catch-up contributions to a Roth 401(k) of up to $6,500 per year.
However, one downside of a Roth 401(k) is that you can’t withdraw your contributions without penalty until you reach age 59 ½, even if you’ve had the account for five years or more. If you withdraw any of the earnings before age 59 ½, you may have to pay taxes and penalties.
Overall, the decision to invest in a Roth IRA or Roth 401(k) depends on your individual circumstances, such as your income, retirement goals, and employer benefits. Working with a financial professional can help you determine which option is best for you.
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0:00 – Introduction & Upcoming
04:36 – Market update, Slott update, Mailbag
35:49 – The Financial 15: Key Differences Between Roth IRAs & Roth 401(k)s