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What to do with your money – 401(k), HSA, IRA, Roth IRA, Emergency Fund, Debt? The Right Sequence!

Many people have this question of where they should invest money first. It really depends on your situation, on your age, on your current income, on your projected future income, current income tax rates, and future expected income tax rates. Currently, federal tax rates are at an all-time low. Most pros agree that in the […]

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The Smart Way to Contribute 401k Max for 2020 Tax Year

The contribution limits for 401(k) for tax year 2020 is $19,500. If you are 50 and above its $6,500 extra. Now if you are planning to contribute the max amount there are a few ways to do it. $19,500/12 will be the most common way i.e. $1,625 each month. Here’s how I have done in […]

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401k HSA IRA Taxes

Federal Income Tax Brackets

Tax Year 2020 Federal Income Tax Brackets (Due April 2021) Tax rate Single MFJ MFS Head 10% $0 to $9,875 $0 to $19,750 $0 to $9,875 $0 to $14,100 12% $9,876 to $40,125 $19,751 to $80,250 $9,876 to $40,125 $14,101 to $53,700 22% $40,126 to $85,525 $80,251 to $171,050 $40,126 to $85,525 $53,701 to $85,500 […]

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March 2020 Retirement Account Changes due to Coronavirus

Deadlines for most of the filing and contributions have been changed from April 15, 2020, to July 15, 2020: Tax return filing date and tax payment date. “To avoid interest and penalties, pay your taxes in full by July 15, 2020“ Also, note that this change of deadline only applies to federal tax and does […]

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What’s a better investment: an HSA or a 401k?

Best is to contribute to both but let’s say you have a cash crunch and you have only 8K that you can set aside to contribute to your retirement accounts. This is the money you are not going to need in the next 1-6 months. First is the free money that you get with your […]