Choosing a Traditional 401(k) vs Roth 401(k)

Is a Traditional 401(k) or a Roth 401(k) best for you?

Each method has its own benefits. Contributions to a Traditional 401(k) plan are made on a pre-tax basis, which result in a lower tax bill and higher take home pay. While contributions made to a Roth 401(k) are made on an after-tax basis, which means that taxes are paid on the amount contributed in the current year. Use our calculator to determine which method makes the most sense for you.

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