Archive for the ‘Roth IRA’ category

Roth IRA Facts

March 15th, 2010

A Roth Individual Retirement Account is a unique type of savings plan that will help you set aside adequate amount of money for retirement that you would otherwise recompense in taxes. There are several factors that you should familiarize yourself with prior to housing your money in a Roth account. Keep in mind that this account is not available to all soon-to-be retirees and they are supervised under strict rules and regulations.

» Read more: Roth IRA Facts

How Much Can You Afford To Futures Trade In Balance With Your Roth or Standard IRA?

February 3rd, 2010

Highlights from This Post

  • Most beginning traders fail and why you won’t.
  • Organize your family finances to trade successfully.
  • Why you’re your own worst enemy and how to get out of the way of yourself.

I was drinking beer one day with a very prominent teacher in the futures industry.  We had been talking for a while when an odd look came over his face.

» Read more: How Much Can You Afford To Futures Trade In Balance With Your Roth or Standard IRA?

Roth IRA Rules- Know Before You Invest

January 13th, 2010

Understanding the rules is the key to making any investment a good investment. Roth IRA rules are fairly simple, which is what makes the investment a popular one. However, you should still make sure that you understand them fully before you get in over your head with retirement accounts. Here are the main rules and guidelines that you need to know about with this specific type of investment:

» Read more: Roth IRA Rules- Know Before You Invest

Roth IRA Conversion- What You Should Know

December 1st, 2009

When it comes to investments, you should always be well versed on the rules and guidelines that come with any investment that you make. It is going to be critical to your success and your ability to maximize your profits to know what you can and can’t do, as well as what you should and shouldn’t do. When you’re working with a Roth IRA, one of the hottest topics is Roth IRA conversion. The rules have always been the same, but they are undergoing a big change in 2010 to allow more people to contribute, convert, and enjoy their retirement savings.

» Read more: Roth IRA Conversion- What You Should Know

Roth IRA Rules- What You Should Know

November 27th, 2009

Roth IRA rules are a lot more flexible than other investments. You really need to make sure that you understand the right rules for the right investments, because getting them confused is easy. Roth IRA contributions are not tax-deductible, which is one of the biggest differences between these accounts and other IRAs. Tax free withdrawals are offered on these accounts, but only if you follow the rules first and get to a point where you are eligible for them. You need to understand contribution limits ($5,000 and $6,000 for those under and over age 50 respectively in 2010), income limits, and other elements that will determine what you can invest, when you can withdrawal, and other details of your investment.
» Read more: Roth IRA Rules- What You Should Know

Traditional vs. Roth IRA – Benefits and Drawbacks

October 4th, 2009

Two of the most popular individual retirement account options are the traditional IRA and the Roth IRA.  The basis of both of these plans is to provide a secure, comfortable retirement for those eligible to open and contribute to an account.  Specific details about rules and restrictions are what set these two drastically apart from one another.  Depending on your income, tax filing status and exact plans for the future, you may find one is significantly more beneficial for you over the other.

» Read more: Traditional vs. Roth IRA – Benefits and Drawbacks

Roth IRA – Why This Could be the Best Choice for You

September 9th, 2009

Opening a Roth individual retirement account, or IRA, could see an increase in popularity, experts suggest, because of the current economic environment.  Right now, income tax rates are rising, and it is because of this fact that makes a Roth IRA the top pick among many investors planning for a successful retirement.  When examining the benefits of a Roth retirement account, consider the income tax benefits at retirement, the idea that you can leave more for your posterity and that there are many estate planning advantages.

» Read more: Roth IRA – Why This Could be the Best Choice for You

Roth IRA – Understanding Restrictions

September 4th, 2009

As with any retirement or investment plan, it is essential to understand the restrictions and regulations that cover it in order to make the most use out of it.  If you are looking into investing in a Roth individual retirement account, or IRA, you must be aware that there are restrictions.  It would be dishonest to say that it is far better than any other choice because there is give and take with any retirement plan.  To determine if a Roth IRA is the right plan for you, understanding the rules will help you reach an informed decision.

» Read more: Roth IRA – Understanding Restrictions

Roth IRA or Traditional IRA, Which one is better?

August 18th, 2009

Choosing the right type of IRA account may be a daunting task, so if you are wondering what type of IRA is better for you (Roth or Traditional) you may want to consider the following factors:

Tax benefits

Without any doubts, one of the most important factors when deciding between a Roth IRA and Traditional IRA is that you can deduct your Traditional IRA contributions as a tax break for the current year of your contribution. Tax deductible contributions may not apply to you if you participate in a retirement plan at work.

Roth IRA contributions may be deducted tax free at any time, since they have already been taxed.

» Read more: Roth IRA or Traditional IRA, Which one is better?

What is a Roth IRA?

April 12th, 2009

The Roth IRA was created by the Taxpayer Relief Act of 1997 and it was implemented on January 1st 1998. A Roth IRA is an individual retirement arrangement that allows tax free growth. Roth IRAs greatly differ from traditional IRAs.

One of the most obvious benefits of having a Roth IRA account is that all earnings are tax free when you or your beneficiary withdrawals them. One of the other benefits is that you can avoid the early distribution penalty on some withdrawals, like buying a house for the first time (after you had your Roth IRA account for at least 5 years). » Read more: What is a Roth IRA?