Maximum 401k Contribution Limits Up To $55,000 in 2018 – Individual Limits Rise to $18,500


A lot of people assume the maximum annual contribution to employer sponsored retirement plans like a 401(k), 403(b) or Government Thrift Savings Plan (TSP), are what is published at the individual level. However, this could be very misleading if your employer contribution or match is generous and/or you are a high income earner. In fact […]

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5 Reasons I Max Out My 401k Retirement Account as Fast as I Can – The 25% Contribution Rule


Every year around November when the IRS publishes updated 401k plan limits for the year ahead I set myself a goal to see how fast I can reach the maximum contribution limit. I am fortunate that I earn and save enough money to make the maximum pre-tax retirement account contributions, but even if you cannot get […]

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Contributing to an IRA and Roth IRA if You Already Have a 401K – Non Deductible IRA and Maximum Tax Deductible Contributions


“Can I Contribute to an IRA, Roth IRA and a 401K if I have access to all these accounts? What are the limits and rules of doing so?” This is the kind of question I get fairly often and one that I actually had to recently sort out for myself. To determine if and how much you […]

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2017 vs 2018 401k, 403b, 457 and TSP Contribution Limits and Catch-up Amounts


[Updated with the latest 2018 contribution limits] The IRS has released updated employer sponsored retirement plan limits, which covers 401(k), 403(b), 457 and Government Thrift Savings (TSP) plans. The annual contribution limit, which is indexed to inflation increased by $500 in 2018. This means the maximum amount employees will be able to contribute on a pre-tax basis in […]

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2014 401K and IRA Contribution and Income Limits


The IRS has released updated 2014 limits for defined contribution (or pension) plans such as 401(k) and IRAs. This was delayed from the usual mid-October release due to the government shutdown. The annual limits are tied to Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA) figures and based on these the updated 2014 limits and contribution amounts are shown below […]

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When Can I Make Catch-Up Contributions to 401K, IRA, 403b and SIMPLE IRA Retirement Plans

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[Updated with 2018 limits] Catch-up contributions allow people who feel that they do not have enough of a nest egg to make higher retirement plan contributions as they approach retirement. If you are over or turning 50 in a given calendar year you are eligible to make additional or catch-up contributions to your current retirement plan […]

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2018 HSA Contribution Limits and Tax Rules For High deductible Health Insurance Plans and Health Savings Accounts


[Updated with latest HSA limits following new tax laws] Based on IRS figures and tax law changes, here are the latest HSA limits.  HSAs have risen in popularity thanks to health-care and tax law changes and the increasing use of high-deductible health plans (see earlier updates below). HSA plans and their equivalents have grown from just […]

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