By Mike Miles
June 11th, 2012 | Uncategorized
Q. I have received several inquiries about establishing Voluntary Contribution Plan accounts with the Office of Personnel Management, funding the account and then rolling those voluntary contributions into a conventional Roth plan administered in the private sector once the employee has retired.
I am a little skeptical about the prudence of this. It appears to me on the outside that this is simply a way of talking people into using the federal government to change the “color of money; read: launder” and then roll it into a Roth where a plan administrator will now make a fee on your hard-earned dollars.
It just sounds like it would not be in the best interest of the employee/soon-to-be retiree. My gut tells me this is wrong on so many levels.
A. This is a legitimate way to convert a taxable investment into a tax-free investment. The choice of investment custodians and securities is up to you and doesn’t necessitate higher costs.