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Moving to after tax retirement savings
Old 10-04-2014, 09:46 AM   #1
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Moving to after tax retirement savings

With in the next few years we would like to go to part time or perhaps 32 hours a week with full retirement a year or 2 after that.

Just about all of our retirement funds are in tax deferred accounts which include 401k, IRA, and Roth IRA. We may be able to roll the IRA's into our 401k's and withdrawal at age 55 penalty free.

We currently max out 2 Roths and a 401k. It seems to make sense to start accumulating in an after tax account that would be available to help offset withdrawals during early retirement.

In Jan I was planning on scaling back my 401 contribution so that I continue to get the match and put the rest into an after tax account.

Does this seem like a reasonable plan?


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Old 10-04-2014, 11:33 AM   #2
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Yes, I think its very prudent to have after tax money available, in something similar to cash like cd's , high interest bank accounts paying 1% right now, possibly bond etf funds.
Worst thing would be to retire/quit work and have the market drop 30%, without having cash to last 3 years.
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