Self-employed? Consider opening a Solo 401(k)Submitted by LWM | Linden Wealth Management LLC on February 26th, 2019
The ranks of the self-employed are growing by the day. It's estimated that more than 42 million Americans earn some form of full-time or part-time income.
If you're self-employed, with no other full-time employee other than a spouse or business partner, you might consider opening a Solo 401(k).
Plans are easy to open, inexpensive, and far more generous than a Traditional IRA or SEP-IRA.
Here are the numbers. In 2019 you can contribute up to $56,000 or $62,000 if you're 50 and older. With a Solo 401 (k) you contribute both as employer and employee. The employer portion of your contribution is always pre-tax. The employee portion of your contribution can either be pre-tax or post-tax like a Roth. If your spouse works for you, they too can contribute up to these limits based on their compensation.
A small business owner with a high deductible health plan might also want to consider opening a health savings account (HSA). HSA's are the only triple-tax-advantaged savings vehicle available to individuals. Combining a Solo 401(k) and HSA can really maximize your tax and retirement savings.
If you would like to learn more about how a Solo 401(k) or HSA can lower your taxes and help maximize your retirement savings, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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