Individual Retirement Accounts

Traditional IRAs
A traditional IRA is a personal retirement savings plan that offers tax advantages as you work toward your savings goal. 

  • The ability to contribute up to $5,500 annually, some of which may be deductible from your taxes
  • Tax-deferred earnings on your contributions help your savings potentially grow more quickly since you don't pay taxes until you withdraw the funds
  • Withdraw funds without IRS penalty prior to age 59 ½ for certain qualifying expenses (income taxes will apply)
  • The ability to contribute up to an additional $1,000 "catch-up" contribution, beginning in the year you reach age 50


Roth IRAs
A Roth IRA is a personal retirement savings plan that offers tax advantages as you work toward your savings goal, plus unrestricted access to your contributions and no minimum distributions required, regardless of age.

  • The ability to contribute up to $5,500 
  • Potential tax-free earnings as long as withdrawals begin after you are age 59½ and have had the account for at least five years
  • Tax-free earnings, to the maximum amount of $10,000, for the purchase of a first-time home, after you have had the account for at least five years
  • Generally, prior to age 59 1/2, withdrawal of contributions are IRS penalty-free; income taxes and penalties may apply to earnings
  • The ability to contribute up to an additional $1,000 "catch-up" contribution per year, beginning in the year you reach age 50


Potential benefits of a rollover
When you leave a job or retire, you are allowed to "roll over" funds from an employer-sponsored plan, such as a 401(k) or pension plan, into a Rollover IRA. 

  • Retirement savings continue growing tax-deferred
  • Greater flexibility in choosing your investments
  • The ability to move or transfer your individual retirement account from one IRA provider to another and the ability to consolidate multiple employer plans into one resource 
  • The ability to withdraw money from your IRA more easily than from an employer plan (income taxes and potential penalties still apply)
  • A rollover is one distribution option. You should consider all of your available options and the applicable fees and features of each option before moving your retirement assets.

If you've changed jobs or are retiring, rolling over your retirement assets to an IRA can be an excellent solution. It is a non-taxable event when done properly - and gives you access to a wide range of investments and the convenience of having consolidated your savings in a single location. Flexible beneficiary designations may allow for the continued tax-deferred investing of inherited IRA assets. We can handle all details for you, including contacting your former plan administrator, opening your new rollover IRA and completing the paperwork.

In addition to rolling over your 401(k) to an IRA, there are other options. Here is a brief look at all your options. For additional information and what is suitable for your particular situation, please consult us.

Leave money in your former employer's plan, if permitted

Pro: May like the investments offered in the plan and may not have a fee for leaving it in the plan. Not a taxable event.

Roll over the assets to your new employer's plan, if one is available and it is permitted.

Pro: Keeping it all together and larger sum of money working for you, not a taxable event.

Con: Not all employer plans accept rollovers.

Rollover to an IRA

Pro: Likely more investment options, not a taxable event, consolidating accounts and locations.

Con: usually fee involved, potential termination fees.

Cash out the account

Con: A taxable event, loss of investing potential. Costly for young individuals under 59 ½; there is a penalty of 10% in addition to income taxes.


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-Verna Brand, Financial Advisor, CRPC®, RJFS, WMS, Investment Management Consultant

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