Author Topic: One-Participant 401(k) experiences  (Read 1906 times)


  • Bristles
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One-Participant 401(k) experiences
« on: October 30, 2014, 12:00:56 PM »
Anyone use one? 

May be a good vehicle to shield some side hustle income from taxes. 

Thinking of it for my case where I have a non-working spouse that "owns" one of our tiny businesses.  Only made $3,000 a year in 2014, but hopefully it grows to $18,000 a year for 2015.

Here is a link to thier rules and details:


  • Stubble
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Re: One-Participant 401(k) experiences
« Reply #1 on: October 31, 2014, 07:06:22 AM »
My wife and I have Vanguard Individual 401k plans setup for our side business. I'm a fan. They are good for shielding some income from taxes, but you still have to pay the ~15% self-employment taxes.

Any specific questions about them?


Wow, a phone plan for fifteen bucks!