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Have you heard of a Roth 401(k)?

Have you heard of a Roth 401(k)?

You’re probably familiar with traditional 401(k) plans, and we hope you know about Roth IRAs as well. (If not, check out these 5 things you should know about Roth IRAs). But did you know there’s also a Roth 401(k)? Basically, a Roth 401(k) is a 401(k) account to which you can contribute either pre-tax dollars, like a regular 401(k), or post-tax dollars, like a Roth IRA. All your contributions grow tax-free, but your pre-tax contributions will be taxable when you withdraw them in retirement and your post-tax contributions will be tax-free. It’s technically called a “designated Roth” account, and it’s an option your employer can add to your company 401(k) plan. The same provision for a Roth option can also be added to other kinds of qualified retirement plans, such as 403(b) or 457 plans. If you own a business and sponsor a qualified retirement plan for yourself and your employees, you may want to consider adding a Roth option. And if you’re self-employed and have no employees except your spouse, you could establish a solo 401(k) plan that allows Roth contributions. So why would you need a Roth 401(k) if you already have a Roth IRA? Here are four ways

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