Everybody seems to be aware of Roth IRA accounts, but not always sure about some of the minute details. In this post, I answer some of the questions I get from clients and prospects on the Roth IRA
One of the questions I get all the time is how to invest in the US stock market using special accounts like Roth IRAs, HSAs, 401ks, 529, etc. on an H-1B or other work visa (L-1, O-1, H1B1, TN, and E3)
This is keeping in mind that work visas are by nature temporary non-immigrant visas and technically the holder is expected to depart the US after the work assignment.
The post is a summary of a more in-depth technical, nerdy paper written for advisors on the Nerds Eye View Blog by Michael Kitces.
Everybody is keen to have a Roth IRA account, but messing up with the rules can be very costly.
You still have time to make a ROTH contribution for 2022. But please, don’t make the following mistakes as you make the contributions.
If on a work visa, please pay special attention to the last point.
One of the worst investment decisions I recall making was buying a stock at close to $100 per share and literally watching it go down to a single-digit number. Does anybody recall Qualcomm in 1999 -2021?.
It was my introduction to anchoring bias – read the post to learn how you can avoid this investing trap
In this post, I discuss why a taxable brokerage account should be a part of your investment/saving strategy. By the end of the post, you’ll know the answer to questions like – what is it, what are some of the benefits of the account, things to watch out for with the account. Finally I discuss the special use case for foreign-born nationals.
Can an H-1B Visa holder open a 529 college savings account for college?. Is it legal and are there any tax consequences to keep in mind, considering the holder’s immigration status?