Retirement Planning: Roth IRA Basics

One of the most beneficial retirement planning options for people who fall within a certain group is a Roth IRA. There are some basics that should be known before an individual signs up for this type of account.


Released on: November 02, 2010, 4:50 am
Industry: Financial

NEW YORK, NY. (November 2, 2010) - A Roth IRA, or individual retirement account, is one of the most beneficially retirement planning opportunities available. They offer tax-free growth and are an ideal way to become financially independent by retirement. They are available to people who are not eligible for a 401(k) employer matching contribution and people who are able to save more money for retirement than the amount that their employer matches.

People can open a Roth IRA at the majority of bank and brokerage offices in person and online. The forms are basic and assistance is generally available. Typically all that is needed is a social security number and the social security numbers of any potential beneficiaries that may be placed on the account.

When creating a financial plan, an individual must consider their earned income when it comes to their Roth IRA. The contribution amount permitted is limited by the earned income, which includes wages and self-employed earnings. This, however, does not include interest or dividends. For people who are married, the contribution is limited to the total of the combined earned income.

The contributions limits for Roth IRA retirement planning accounts can vary from year to year. This can also vary by age. Generally, if you are under 50 years of age, you can contribute up to $5,000. If you are over 50 years of age, you can put in up to $6,000. These are the combined contribution amount. An applicant should obtain financial guidance to find out specifics.

The contribution deadline is from January 1 of the given calender year. This period ends with the tax filing deadline of April 15. The entire limit amount does not need to be made at once. It can be made in smaller amounts as long as the full intended amount is contributed by the deadline and does not exceed the limit.

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