You are probably aware of the importance of saving for retirement through a tax-advantaged retirement account. One of the best ways to grow your wealth efficiently is to do so with a Roth IRA which grows tax free — you put after-tax dollars into an investment account, and when it comes time to withdraw the … Read moreHow to Open a Roth IRA or a Traditional IRA
When you leave a job where you have contributed to a 401(k) plan, you have three options for the money: cash out your 401(k), keep it in your current plan, or move it to another qualified retirement account. A qualified retirement account can be your new employer’s 401(k) plan, a Traditional IRA, or a Roth … Read moreHow to Rollover 401(k) to IRA
The contribution limit for IRAs increased by $500 for 2013 to $5,500. The maximum you may contribute to your Traditional and Roth IRAs combined is the lesser of $5,500, or the amount of your taxable compensation for 2013 (and $5,000 for 2012). If you are 50 years of age or older before the end of … Read moreTraditional and Roth IRA Contribution Limits for 2012-2013
Retirement planning isn’t a cut and dry affair. It is complicated with many accounts to consider. Your decisions can greatly impact the quality of retirement you get to enjoy. What’s even better is that once you decide on a retirement strategy, it is likely to change at some point during your life. Life isn’t static. Your … Read moreShould You Withdraw from Roth or Traditional IRA First?
Roth IRAs are a great way to save for your retirement. Like Traditional IRAs, Roths are set up so that you will only have to pay income taxes on your money once rather than getting the double whammy of paying before you invest and again after you withdraw. Unlike Traditional IRAs, however, Roth accounts are … Read moreHow to Make an Early Roth IRA Withdrawal (and Why You Might Want to)
There is a limit which is set by the IRS every year for both Roth and Traditional IRA accounts. The current IRA contribution limits for those under 50 is $5,000 and for those over 50 it is $6,000. This allows for what is called a catch up. What is important in making the decision between … Read moreThe Real Difference Between Roth and Traditional IRAs
You can find countless approaches to save for retirement. For example, you can open a Roth IRA with a financial planner, contribute to a 401k through your company, contribute to a self-employed retirement plan, make investments through a discount brokerage firm, or a combination of the preceding. Having various retirement plans to pick from provides … Read moreWhat Happens If You Contribute Too Much to Roth, IRA or 401k?
Traditional IRAs can give you a tax break and grow tax-deferred. Roth IRAs are funded by after-tax money and grow tax-free. Along with your 401(k), IRAs will likely constitute the bulk of your retirement savings. But IRAs can also be used for non-retirement purposes. If you’re buying your first home or paying for college, you … Read moreIRA Withdrawal Rules: Penalty-Free Withdrawal From Traditional and Roth IRAs
Up until about 10 years ago, there was one type of IRA, the traditional IRA which was deducted from your taxable income, grows tax deferred, and upon withdrawal, is taxed at whatever rate you find yourself. Its cousin, the Roth IRA is the mirror image, the money you put in is after tax money, but … Read moreTradition IRA vs Roth IRA: Which One Should You Choose?
Converting to a Roth IRA is not new, so what with all the buzz about about this Roth IRA Conversion event in 2010? What makes it such a big deal is that up until then, most people couldn’t convert to a Roth IRA because their income was too high. For example, in 2009 if an … Read more2010 Roth IRA Conversion Rules, What Is The Big Deal?