For divorces in 2019 or beyond, the spouse receiving alimony no longer will report it as taxable income. (Those divorced before January 1, 2019 are grandfathered and continue paying taxes on alimony.) The result? You could find yourself in a much lower tax bracket, so it may be a better time to pay taxes now versus later. Look into Roth 401(k)s or Roth IRAs versus traditional pre-tax accounts but keep in mind you may also find yourself paying little to no capital gain taxes on investment gains when investing outside a qualified plan, so plan accordingly.