Should a 36-year-old father of three invest primarily in Traditional or Roth retirement accounts? Should Rose, a grandmother of four, open a Vanguard account for each of her grandchildren?
Should Nancy, who lives overseas and is the sole breadwinner in her family, invest in a Traditional or Roth TSP? Should Scott’s wife rollover her 403(b) from her former employer into an IRA? Should Patrick, age 35, cancel his life insurance plan?
Former financial planner Joe Saul-Sehy and I answer these five questions in today’s episode.
Our first caller is Mr. “Three Kids and Still Hoping for FI,” who asks:
As a young man I saved heavily into my traditional 401(k), less because of good long-term planning and more because that’s my natural way.
Last year learned about the FI movement, and I’m hoping to reach FI.
However, I’m 36 and married with 3 young kids, and I’m battling my expenses to regain the deep saving rates of my youth. While I have a healthy traditional 401(k) which has been my main investment for a decade, my work also offers the dual option of a Roth 401(k). I’ve saved about 5 percent of my worth there.