Posts Tagged ‘10% Penalty’


When to Borrow Against Your 401(k) Plan

While you don’t necessarily want to borrow against your 401(k) plan, there might be some situations when you would consider it.

401(k) Plan Loans

The Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”) allows employers to allow employees to borrow against their 401(k) plan. For an employee to borrow against his 401(k) plan this loan provision must in the plan document. The maximum that can be borrowed is one-half the account value, not to exceed $50,000.  The employee must … Continue reading »


IRA…All the Way…to Retirement!

The IRA (Individual Retirement Arrangement) is one of the more underutilized tools for retirement planning.  The primary benefit to an IRA is tax-deferred investing.  Income taxes are not paid until taxable distributions are made.  With limited exceptions, distributions made prior to age 59½ are subject to a 10% penalty in addition to income taxes.