Mega Backdoor Roth Made Simple, With Kelley Long

In 2024, investors are able to put $69,000 into their 401(k) or 403(b) plans. But most contribute less than half of that, even if they have sufficient income.

Kelley Long joins Michael to discuss the Mega Backdoor Roth, a strategy for making after tax contributions to a qualified plan and then immediately converting to a Roth account in a nontaxable event.

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Episode Highlights

  • Summary of the Mega Backdoor Roth, including who can and should use it.
  • Why the Mega Backdoor Roth IRA can be a better option than a taxable brokerage account.
  • Step by step walk through the mechanics of executing a Mega Backdoor Roth.
  • Common mistakes made with the Mega Backdoor Roth and the drawbacks associated with this strategy.
  • Potential for the Mega Backdoor Roth to be eliminated in future legislation.

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About The Tax Efficient Investor Podcast

On the Tax Efficient Investor podcast, we show you how to protect, grow, and transfer your wealth by implementing tax-advantaged investment strategies. Host Michael Johnston demystifies tax strategies that are favored by the most successful and sophisticated investors, including 1031 exchanges, IRA & 401k plans, HSA accounts, trusts, real estate, and more.

Michael Johnston, CFA
Michael Johnston, CFA

Michael Johnston, CFA is the co-founder and President at WealthChannel, and host of WealthChannel Academy.

Michael previously founded ETF Database, the leading independent authority on exchange-traded fund investing.

Michael's professional experience includes positions in corporate finance and investment banking, as well as entrepreneurial experience as a co-founder and early employee in multiple high growth, venture-backed companies.

Michael graduated from the University of Notre Dame with a degree in Finance. He lives in Oregon with his wife and son.