The main distinction is that a 401(k) — named for the section of the tax code that discusses it — is an employer-based plan, while an IRA is an individual plan, but there are other differences as well. Strohschein Law Group will help you develop an estate plan with all of these considerations and more. Let us help you do the homework!
In his 2014 State of the Union message, President Obama announced a new retirement savings program for people who do not currently have an employer-sponsored plan. The new investment product, called myRA, is a starter savings account aimed at low- and middle- income workers.
The probate process includes filing a will and appointing an executor or administrator, collecting assets, paying bills, filing taxes, distributing property to heirs, and filing a final account. This can be a costly and time-consuming process, which is why some people try to avoid probate by having only non-probate assets.
It’s a useful exercise to make sure that you understand what is in your trust. Other issues, particularly those related to tax issues, will require consulting with Linda Strohschein. We are hosting a free lunch and learn about the different types of trusts and how to best reach your estate planning goals this Thursday, January 23rd. RSVP today!