Investors looking to save for the future often run into a dilemma when looking for a retirement account with tax advantages – do you open a Traditional IRA or a Roth IRA?
A recent article by Emily Brandon at U.S. News & World Report gives investors an inside look at the advantages of the Roth IRA in her article "10 Reasons to Save for Retirement in a Roth IRA
." The ability to contribute money after-tax and take tax-free distributions, essentially avoiding paying taxes on investment growth is the first reason stated.
While tax-free distributions (if the account holder qualifies) are the attention-getter, the rest of the list has additional compelling Roth IRA benefits, including:
Flexible withdrawal rules – no required minimum distributions as with the Traditional IRAs and the ability to withdraw contributions after 5 years.
Tax-free money to heirs – Beneficiaries can take tax-free withdrawals from an inherited Roth IRA.
No income limits on conversions – While there are limits on how much you can contribute each year to a Roth IRA, there is no limit on the amount you can convert from an existing account.
Those are just a few of the reasons – read the entire article
to get full details on the Roth IRA advantages.
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