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Traditional IRA - Individual Retirement Account

Here you can find information on Individual Retirement Accounts (or IRA for short). Compare two of the most popular types, the Roth and Traditional IRA, read FAQ's, submit questions, or find out where you can open an IRA.

Traditional IRA Profile
A profile of traditional IRA. Information includes benefits, drawbacks and eligibility requirements.

4 Popular Types of IRAs You Might Want to Consider for Your Portfolio
Aside from the Traditional IRA, there are three types of IRAs that you might also want to consider using to build retirement wealth.

Traditional IRA vs. Roth IRA
Which account is right for you - the traditional IRA or Roth IRA? This article lists the benefits and drawbacks of a Roth IRA and compares them to its traditional counterpart.

8 Ways to Avoid the 10% Early Withdrawal Fee on Your IRA
Traditional IRA account owners are aware they can be hit hard with penalty fees if they withdrawal money early. Fortunately, there are ways to avoid these fees if an emergency or other situation arises.

Traditional IRA Contribution Limits
The federal government imposes annual contribution limits on your Roth and Traditional IRA accounts. This brief explanation includes a chart of the contribution limits between 2004 and 2008.

Am I Eligible to Contribute to Either a Traditional IRA or a Roth IRA?
There are some big differences between a Traditional IRA and a Roth IRA. In less than two minutes, you can learn what those are, which IRA type might be best for you and your family, how you might be helped or hurt by the tax treatment of each IRA, and much more.

IRA Transfers vs. Rollovers: What Is The Difference?
You may not know the difference between an IRA transfer and an IRA rollover but there could be some big consequences if you make a mistake. Educate yourself to help avoid a potentially huge tax bite when moving your IRA investments from one firm to another.

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