Everyone has some kind of long-range financial goal — for most, it involves not working any longer than you have to. (Of course, some people plan to work as long as possible just to become the world’s oldest sandwich artist.)
As you plan for your retirement (or the Sandwich Hall of Fame), an IRA is one of the best savings tools to help get you there. They come with tax advantages, too.
Traditional IRA Savings Account
An IRA in which interest earned is tax deferred — you won't pay taxes on your account until you start making withdrawals. By the time you are ready to retire, you will probably be in a lower tax bracket, so you probably won’t pay as much. This one earns a quarterly compound rate.
Traditional IRA CD
Another IRA with tax-deferred interest. This one lets you lock in your IRA rate for seven days to 60 months.
Roth IRA Savings Account
A non-tax-deductible IRA that features tax-free withdrawals AFTER a five-year holding period (except under certain circumstances, like a first-time home purchase). This one earns a quarterly compound rate.
Roth IRA CD
Like the Roth IRA Savings account, but with a locked-in rate for seven days to 60 months.
Enjoy your retirement knowing that you have the money to make your dreams happen.