When it comes to financial planning, we all have one end goal in mind. That’s retirement. For the past thirty seven years as a financial services professional, when people come to us with their yet to be taxed IRA or 401K statements, they are generally shocked when they find out how much they have to pay in taxes.Many don’t realize that after you earn your income and you pay your tax, whether or not you pay tax again on that money, the rest of your life is optional. It’s voluntary. The key is knowing what your choices are up front.
For many people, the term 401k is synonymous with retirement preparation, and sometimes represents the full extent of
their preparedness. Such accounts are often included as part of a benefits package provided by employers, and chances
are if you have one, most of your retirement savings are being deposited into this account.