Since the IRS released its tax withholding guidelines last year as a result of the tax cut legislation, I’ve been concerned that many would owe a significant amount when they file their 2018 taxes.
There are superior alternatives to the conventional wisdom, and with some tweaks you could achieve a “portfolio longevity” increase of over three years.
One less known benefit of being a Public or Nonprofit employee is that they can save much more of their income on a tax-advantaged basis than those in private industry. If through a combination of higher earnings and frugality you can live on far less than you earn, check out these retirement plans.
Evaluating Your Financial Health
Think About Adjusting Your Income
Some ideas for what to do with your old 401(k) when you get new job.
Automate your retirement plan contributions, contribute to other regular savings opportunities, and slow down automated spending on bills and credit cards.
If you can automate financial virtue and slow down financial vice, you will achieve your goals sooner than you could imagine.
By making your saving automatic and (if needed) your spending intentional, you can achieve financial independence and the freedom to spend your time as you desire far earlier than average.
For retirement plans from previous employers, you have an option to move the funds into your current employer retirement plan in a direct tax-free transfer. You can also set up an IRA on your own with a brokerage or mutual fund company and transfer old retirement plan balances directly, without suffering a tax hit. Here are some considerations to help you make your decision.