Can You Invest In Both And Ira And 401k ?  

When one is planning a retirement plan, one has many options to choose from. Often the choice is fairly easy but sometimes they can confuse the investors. Saving for the future is an important task and thus the choices must be made with the utmost care and scrutiny. One frequently asked question is whether one can invest in more than one retirement plan. As it turns out, one can. One can invest in both IRA and 401k if one is able to fulfill the criteria of the chosen IRA.

There are three basic kinds of IRA -- Tax Deductible IRA, Non Deductible IRA and Roth IRA.

The first kind of IRA accounts one’s contributions within a limit which reduces the taxable income. Since it is difficult to grasp the complicated terms, one should get a good financial advisor, who can explain things clearly. There are many eligibility requirements like one’s age, income and also whether an employee’s company covers the plan or not.

IRA which is non-deductible is the easiest choice and people are free to contribute irrespective of the total income, age or coverage by other conflicting retirement plans. The only condition is that the individual must earn enough which equals the contribution amount of the IRA.

The Roth IRA is a scheme that boasts of a non tax deductible investment. The after-tax investments are free to grow exempt of taxes. The withdrawals made are tax-free under certain conditions. This plan is not for highly paid employees. Single tax payers should gross less than $120,000 annually, and married couples should earn less than $176,000 in order to take advantage of this benefit. For the common middle-class, the 401k and the Roth IRA are the best way to save for retirement days.

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