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Thursday, November 18, 2010

A Traditional IRA or a Roth IRA: Which One is Better For You?

Trying to find your way through the maze of retirement investment options can be disheartening and confusing. With so many plan types out there, it is often difficult to choose the one that is going to work best for you. When looking at Individual Retirement Accounts (IRAs), there are two main kinds: a traditional IRA and a Roth IRA. Here's a breakdown of the pros and cons of each.

Which Retirement Plan is Right for You?

Traditional and Roth IRAs are important tools in your retirement investment toolkit. Both plan types provide tax-sheltered investment income growth and regular income upon retirement. Knowing the ins and outs of traditional and Roth IRAs can be difficult for the average investor. Considerations when choosing an IRA plan include age, income levels and company matching. Here are the basic characteristics of each type of plan: 

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