Individual Retirement Accounts-What Type Of Retirement Plan Will Work For You?

March 19, 2009 by  
Filed under Retirement

Some people are savers and like to keep money aside for a rainy day whereas others live for the moment and don’t know the meaning of saving. However, if you want to enjoy your retirement and unless you plan on winning the lottery it is a good idea to think ahead for your future finances. Find out about individual retirement accounts and what is the best way to go about getting one. This article will look at what an individual retirement account entails.

Most Individual retirement accounts work in much the same way as the 401K retirement plan where you take out the account with your current employer and make payments to the plan with the employer matching the funds. These funds are placed into your account before tax has been deducted. Another type of individual retirement known as the Roth plan allows you to make a saving on tax with funds put into the account after tax, withdrawing money is also tax free.

Saving in this way will pave the way for funding your costs when you
retire and also if you happen to need some ready funds for an emergency. Most individual retirement accounts will allow you to withdraw funds as a loan which can be replaced at a later date.

In addition to your retirement plan, it is always a good idea to put some of your income aside with a high interest savings account to augment your individual retirement account. Unless money is exceptionally tight, there are always little things that you can cut back on that will go a long way towards your future financial independence.

There are certain other factors that should be taken into consideration when planning which individual retirement account to choose such as healthcare costs. It is advisable to discuss this with your health care provider to find out where you stand in this instance. This is doubly important as health insurance is not always fully comprehensive and you will want to be covered in every eventuality.

For a full breakdown of your options it is well worth discussing your options with a financial advisor who can help you decide which individual retirement account is most suitable for you on all counts. An excellent resource for information on retirement planning can be found at

Planning ahead does not have to be a drain on your bank account. With some professional advise and a few small cutbacks you can be well on your way to financial freedom when you retire without compromising your current lifestyle.