Individual Retirement Accounts

Welcome to Individual Retirement Accounts

This is a resource website on Individual retirement accounts or IRAs, the best tax advantaged vehicle to save for retirement. While most people already invest in a 401k plan, a 401k plan has many restrictions that an IRA can fill in the void. While the maximum 401k contribution amount is much higher than a maximum IRA contribution amount, IRA does have its advantages.

Individual Retirement  vs 401k plans

There are many types of retirement accounts such as a pension, a 401k, 403b, and profit sharing. An individual retirement account is one of many. There are also many types of individual retirement accounts to choose from such as a traditional IRA, a Roth individual IRA and a SEP IRA. The 401k contribution limit is higher than IRA contribution limits. Both the 401k limit and the IRA limits are set by the IRS but the 401k can have other limits specific to the plan itself.

Most people are also afraid of not being able to withdraw from retirement accounts. Both 401k withdrawals and IRA withdrawals are often subject to the same tax treatment. A 401k early withdrawal is subject to a 10% penalty as an IRA early withdrawal would with exceptions. When contributing to an IRA, pay attention to the maximum IRA contribution limit.

Preparing for retirement

Thinking and planning your retirement at a young age is the single best thing you can do for yourself besides getting life insurance as this plan will show you the silver lining in every cloud. With good retirement planning, it does not have to be an emergency for you to have a great, even early retirement and enjoy the fruits of your decades of labor.

All investment retirement accounts have one thing in common, they need good planning and management. Otherwise, you could find yourself outliving the funds in your retirement accounts. Outliving your retirement income is the number one fear among retirees. You can use the link below to bookmark this site.

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