401K In Colusa

August, 2013 by Alma Abell

Setting up a 401K Colusa is easy enough. Your employer may have a program that you can pay a certain percentage of your income in to that will be matched by your employer. It is a good idea to put in as much as your employer will match. You will have many options of plans. Some plans are very conservative but won’t gain much over the life of the 401K Colusa. Other plans are riskier but may gain or lose money depending on the market. Some plans are based around certain technologies. You have plans that focus on green market corporations. Other plans include oil and gas, a modest sampling of the NASDAQ, a focus on your company specifically and many more.

A 401K is tax-deferred. In other words, you don’t pay taxes on the money that goes into your 401K until you start withdrawing it upon retirement. When taken out during retirement, 401K funds act as general income. As of 2013, the highest amount you can put into your 401K is $17,500 per year. With most 401K plans, you can essentially loan yourself the money in your 401K and pay it back to yourself with interest. You can take out up to two loans at a time.

If you leave your job, you may have a “force out” of your 401K. If your balance is under $1000, you will be forced to roll it over into a new 401K, a Roth IRA (another type of retirement fund) or cash it out and pay taxes on it. Most of the “force outs” wind up cashing them out due to circumstances beyond their control.

401K plans help make the retirement years easier. As a supplement to Social Security, they provide extra income that can be withdrawn each month. It is important to make your 401K as large as possible. Have the maximum amount taken out of your paycheck each month. Make sure that you are at a percentage that your employer will match at least. This ensures that you are making the most money you can for retirement savings. Social Security may not be enough for you to live on. Having 401K money to supplement your Social Security benefits will help tremendously in your retirement years.

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