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what is a roth ira

What is a Roth IRA?

What is a Roth IRA? Roth IRAs–passed into law in 1997–are a very popular way to save for retirement because investment earnings are tax free. With a Roth IRA, cash is contributed post tax, meaning the contribution (the amount you delegate out of your salary to put into the account each year) is made with taxable … Read More

history of the roth ira

History of the Roth IRA

History of the Roth IRA In 1971, an army veteran from Delaware named William Victor Roth began his near-30-year tenure in the United States Senate. He sought to build upon his brief stint in the House of Representatives by tenaciously pursuing tax cuts for the American people. 26 years after his first election, Senator Roth … Read More

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Worried About Taxes at Retirement Age? Consider...

All retirement account types offer unique tax benefits. Traditional IRAs alleviate your financial burden in the near term by allowing tax-deferred contributions, while Roth IRA distributions can be 100% tax free if qualified. Perhaps you’ve already built an impressive Traditional IRA but want the additional tax advantages of a Roth IRA. Fortunately, you won’t have to … Read More

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