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IRA vs. 401(k): Which Is Better?

Comparing an IRA versus a 401(k) means evaluating the contribution, eligibility, and distribution requirements governing each retirement account type.


Let’s address some commonly asked questions about IRAs and 401(k)s: 

What are IRA vs. 401(k) withdrawal rules?

Can I contribute to an IRA and 401(k) simultaneously?

What can I invest in, and how much?

Is a 401(k) an IRA?