Is ROTH 401(k) Better Than A Traditional Plan?

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Question: I just started my job about a month ago and we have the option of a traditional 401(K) and a ROTH 401(K). I am 22 years old, have a long career ahead of me and don’t have huge amount of expenses. Which would you suggest?

My Advice:
- Your goal is to max out the retirement account
- You can use a traditional 401(k) and get a tax deduction
- Or have no tax deduction upfront with ROTH 401(k) Plan – (but remember you will have to pay taxes when you take the money out later.)
- I suggest, put half into each of the plans

Hope this helps!

Live Rich,

David Bach


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