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Retiring Well When You're Self-Employed

Retiring Well When Youre Self Employed

Posted By Lineweaver Financial Group
April 07, 2017 Category: Retiring, Self Employed, Business Owners

You’re a driver of the economy – a true American entrepreneur – and whether you have a team supporting you, or you are the whole team, it can seem like a challenge to make sure you are saving enough for retirement. If you’re like many of our clients, you’re probably constantly putting money back toward growing and reinvesting in your business. But what about your own future? Fortunately, the freedom of being your own boss also offers you several options to choose from in terms of your own retirement. It all comes down to how much you need to save, how close you are to retirement, and what your goals for retirement are. 1.      Solo 401(k) (Sometimes called “Uni-k” or “Solo-k”) With a solo 401(k), for IRS purposes, you are considered both an employer and employee, and therefore, can contribute in both capacities. Your elective deferrals (meaning the part taken from your salary, pre-tax), can be up to $18,000/year. Total contributions for those under 50 years of age is $54,000 in 2017 and if you are 50 and older, $60,000. There is also a ROTH version of the Solo 401(k), but certain restrictions apply.  Many people find that using some combination of the ROTH Solo 401(k) and Traditional Solo 401(k) makes the most sense. It all depends on your specific situation. 2.      Simplified Employee Pension Plans (SEP) Another option is the SEP, which you can use as a sole p

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