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simple IRA vs 401k

simple IRA vs 401k. which is better for self employed?

 

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lferlazzo
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simple IRA vs 401k

Hi Tivity606:

 

while both plans can be used for the self employed there are advantages and disadvantages for both.  see the attached link article regarding self-employed retirement plans.

https://www.irs.gov/retirement-plans/retirement-plans-for-self-employed-people

 

i find the simple ira is very easy to set up. if you are a single member, than the 401(k) plan would be a solo 401(k)  plan.

 

you might also want to consider a sep plan which allows up to 25% of net earnings. the article link attached addresses both plans. Its all a matter of personal preference and how much you can afford to put aside.

 

hope this helps.

 

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