A Roth IRA is another retirement vehicle, but it is funded differently. Whereas the 401k is pretax and taxed later during the withdrawal phase, the Roth IRA is post-taxed. This means you are unable to use it for tax purposes.
The 401k is an awesome investment opportunity for retirement. It allows you to defer paying income taxes on any money that you place into this account up to $18,500.00 in 2018. If you are over 50, you may also contribute an additional $6,000.00 as catch up.
When discussing our future, we need to have access to emergency funds. This should be the first item on any financial freedom venture. Conventional wisdom states that we need to have quick access to three to six months of our income to be safe. As mentioned in Credit Score Assassination, we don’t want our safety net to be from Credit Cards.