There are 3 accounts that every single employee should have.
- 401k – Tax Advantage retirement account
- ROTH IRA – Individual Retirement Account that you set up outside of your org. You may have to do a Traditional IRA if you are a high salary employee
- Brokerage Account – Taxable stock investment account you control
Optional but recommended if available:
- HSA – Health Savings Account
- 457 Plan
As an employee your goal should be to max out your tax advantage accounts and then fund you tax brokerage account.
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