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Ask the Hammer: Should I Set Up a SEP-IRA or a Solo 401(k)?

Jeffrey Levine of Buckingham Wealth Partners helps a reader evaluate whether to set up a SEP-IRA or a solo 401(k).

In this episode of Ask the Hammer, Jeffrey Levine of Buckingham Wealth Partners helps a reader evaluate whether to set up a SEP-IRA or a solo 401(k).

A SEP-IRA, according to the IRS, can provide a significant source of income at retirement by allowing employers to set aside money in retirement accounts for themselves and their employees. A SEP does not have the start-up and operating costs of a conventional retirement plan and allows for a contribution of up to 25 percent of each employee's pay.

A one-participant 401(k) plan, sometimes called a solo 401(k), solo-k, or uni-k, isn't a new type of 401(k) plan, according to the IRS. It's a traditional 401(k) plan covering a business owner with no employees, or that person and his or her spouse. And these plans have the same rules and requirements as any other 401(k) plan.

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