Tax on UK Pension Withdrawals

A relatively quick one today, on a topic I’ve been trying to nail down for a while. Disclosure up front – as always, I’m not a professional. This topic is particularly complex, and I invite discussion and disagreement; I’ll happily update this post if anybody finds any inaccuracies and call out any alternative viewpoints. JustContinue reading “Tax on UK Pension Withdrawals”

RMDs vs Lifetime Allowance – Which Alligator Should You Focus On?

Fair warning: this post is for people who have reason to be concerned about both RMDs and the Lifetime Allowance. If you don’t have a Traditional 401k/IRA/etc. balance or you have no concerns about exceeding the LTA, you can skip on past – just focus on the one that affects you. Also – this oneContinue reading “RMDs vs Lifetime Allowance – Which Alligator Should You Focus On?”

Managing the Lifetime Allowance

We learned a little bit about the Lifetime Allowance in my post on UK Pension Withdrawal Options – mostly by pointing to the excellent Monevator post on the topic. Today, we’ll dig a little bit deeper, to see how we might avoid paying HRMC an extra 25% of our hard earned savings. I’m going toContinue reading “Managing the Lifetime Allowance”

UK Pension Withdrawal Options

Continuing with our interlude from the Withdrawal Strategies series – this is the second of three posts: Required Minimum Distributions from Traditional IRA, 401(k), etc. and how to manage them UK Pension withdrawal options Managing the Lifetime Allowance (I added this one because it was going to be too long to fit in the others!)Continue reading “UK Pension Withdrawal Options”

UK Self-Invested Personal Pension (Account Options)

A Self-Invested Personal Pension (SIPP) is a common type of retirement savings vehicle in the UK. It doesn’t have a neat equivalent in the US – it’s kind of like a 401(k) but just for you. Synopsis A SIPP is very similar to a UK employer-provided pension, although won’t typically have employer contributions (it’s allowed,Continue reading “UK Self-Invested Personal Pension (Account Options)”