Posted by: Gary Thompson | November 15, 2012


You may or may not be aware that several Bush era tax cuts are scheduled to expire at the end of the year.  Many are referring to this as the looming ‘fiscal cliff’.  This will impact all of us in different ways.  Yes, all of us.  One thing you may wish to consider and seek guidance from your tax advisor is to convert your current funds to a Roth within your 401k or IRA.

The concept of a Roth 401k (and IRA) is an excellent retirement choice for saving money.  This allows you to put in money on an after tax basis and withdraw it tax free at retirement.  A traditional 401k allows you to make pretax contributions, but the withdrawals are taxed.  The reason you may wish to consider converting your existing plan to a Roth is to avoid the projected tax increases when you are ready to withdraw your funds.  The attached article explains the difference in a traditional and Roth 401k in more detail.  If you have any questions please feel free to let me know.

I encourage everyone to read in detail about the looming fiscal I found the information at this link to be helpful.

Here is a link to a helpful article “Savings Fitness – Employee Guide to the Roth 401K”

If you would like more information about this and other topics please follow this blog and visit our web site or don’t hesitate to call Gary at 800.999.1109.

Disclaimer: Myself nor CS&A is offering financial advice rather encouraging everyone to consult a qualified tax advisor to see if this option is right for you.  Education is the enemy of ignorance.

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