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    we max out 401K account.

    we do not qualify for roth IRA

    Currently cant do a backdoor roth due to having a rollover IRA

    Should I contribute to traditional IRA (even though there will be no tax deduction)?

    OR just open a taxable brokerage account?

    Any recommendation regarding using Vanguard vs Betterment?

     

    Thank you

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    You can do the traditional IRA in hopes that something else changes down the line allowing you to do the backdoor Roth IRA.

    Better yet, start a business doing online surveys. Get an EIN (free and takes 5 minutes.) Make $10 off an online survey. Open individual 401(k). Roll rollover IRA in there. Do your 2016 and 2017 backdoor Roth IRAs. Sweet huh?

    Not that a taxable account is the worst thing in the world. https://www.whitecoatinvestor.com/retirement-accounts/the-taxable-investment-account-2/

    As a general rule if you can put together your own investing plan, use Vanguard. If not, then decide if a roboadvisor is enough help or not. If so, then use them. If not, get a real advisor.

    The only real reason for a DIYer to use Betterment is because you believe the TLHing feature will be worth the 0.25% fee.
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      You can do the traditional IRA in hopes that something else changes down the line allowing you to do the backdoor Roth IRA.

      Better yet, start a business doing online surveys. Get an EIN (free and takes 5 minutes.) Make $10 off an online survey. Open individual 401(k). Roll rollover IRA in there. Do your 2016 and 2017 backdoor Roth IRAs. Sweet huh?
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      wow, can you really do that?  cool

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        You can do the traditional IRA in hopes that something else changes down the line allowing you to do the backdoor Roth IRA.

        Better yet, start a business doing online surveys. Get an EIN (free and takes 5 minutes.) Make $10 off an online survey. Open individual 401(k). Roll rollover IRA in there. Do your 2016 and 2017 backdoor Roth IRAs. Sweet huh?
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        wow, can you really do that?  cool
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        Sure, why not? There is no requirement as to how much profit our business makes. You just have to have a business to open an individual 401(k). Maybe I should do a post about it. I've got one this Friday that's related. Maybe I'll just add it on to that.
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        • #5
          Thank you for your respond!

          I read that Vanguard solo 401K does not allow rollover. Is this true? I will have to look at fidelity.

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            Thank you for your respond!

            I read that Vanguard solo 401K does not allow rollover. Is this true? I will have to look at fidelity.
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            I think fidelity only takes paper checks for their deposits and vanguard doesn't allow admiral funds or etf.  maybe schwab?

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            • #7
              I think I'd start mine at Etrade if I needed rollover capability and wanted access to cheaper Vanguard ETFs. But all of the big players' offerings have their pluses and minuses.
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