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What is a Self-Employed 401(k)?

Self-Employed 401(k)s function in exactly the same way traditional 401(k)s do, except for a few tweaks. First of all

What are My Self-Employed 401(k) Investment Options?

As with other retirement plans, this will mostly depend on the options available to you through your custodian

What are the Withdrawal Rules From My Self-Employed 401(k)?

The withdrawal rules for a Self-Employed 401(k) are identical to the rules for a traditional 401(k). To avoid a 10% early

What Are the Contribution Limits for my Self-Employed 401(k)?

As of 2016, you may contribute up to $53,000 annually to your Self-Employed 401(k), plus a $6,000 catch-up contribution

What are the Contribution Deadlines for My Self-Employed 401(k)?

Contribution deadlines vary depending on whether it is a salary deferral or contribution based on profits generated

What are the Vesting Rules for My Self-Employed 401(k)?

There is no vesting required for self-employed 401(k) (aka Solo K) plans, since you are the employer and the employee

How Can I Establish a Self-Employed 401(k)?

You can establish a Self-Employed 401(k) by going to an Individual 401(k) provider, or asking your Financial Advisor

If I Want to Establish a Self-Employed 401(k), Do I Have to Establish One for All Owners of My Business?

Some institutions will not allow you to open a self-employed 401(k) if you have more than one owner in the business

What is a 457 Plan?

A 457 is a deferred compensation arrangement that is available to some government employers and non-profit organizations

How is a 457 Plan Different From a 401(k)?

A 457 is only slightly different than a 401(k), but the differences can be important
How Do I Invest Money in My 457 Plan?

How Do I Invest Money in My 457 Plan?

Investments are funded through payroll deductions and go into investment options chosen by the sponsoring employer

What are the Withdrawal Rules From My 457 Plan?

Unlike 401(k)s, you are allowed to take money out of a 457 Plan before the age of 59½ without a 10% withdrawal penalty

What are the 457 Plan Contribution Limits?

Government employees can defer up to $18,000, plus a $6,000 catch-up contribution for those over 50, in 2016