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The Benefits of Individual Retirement Accounts (IRAs)

The Benefits of Individual Retirement Accounts (IRAs)

For many people, retirement can seem like a far-off concept that’s hard to plan for. But if you start saving early, you can take advantage of the power of compound interest and build a nest egg for your golden years. One of the best ways to do this is by investing in an Individual Retirement Account (IRA). IRAs are great tools to save for retirement because they offer tax benefits and the potential to grow your money over time.

What is an IRA?

An IRA is an Individual Retirement Account that provides tax incentives to encourage people to save money for when they retire. There are two main types of IRAs—Traditional and Roth—that have different rules and benefits. With a Traditional IRA, you can contribute pre-tax dollars up to certain limits and then pay taxes on withdrawals later in life. A Roth IRA allows you to contribute after-tax money, but withdrawals taken in retirement are not subject to taxation.

Advantages of investing in an IRA

The primary advantage of investing in an IRA is that it offers tax breaks that can help reduce your taxable income. This means more money stays in your pocket now instead of being taxed away. Additionally, your money grows tax-deferred or even tax-free depending on which type of IRA you choose. This means your investments will benefit from compounding returns over time without being taxed until withdrawal, making them more powerful than other savings vehicles like savings accounts or certificates of deposit (CDs).

Another advantage is that some employers offer matching contributions when employees participate in their 401k plans; as long as you abide by the terms set forth by the employer, this free money could be rolled into your IRA account balance!

Individual Retirement Accounts (IRAs) provide savers with the opportunity to save for their future without having to worry about current taxation on their investments. By taking advantage of these tax incentives combined with the potential for compounding returns over time, IRAs can be powerful tools that help individuals make sure they have enough saved come retirement age. Whether you’re just starting out saving for retirement or already have a 401k plan through work, consider whether investing in an IRA could benefit you down the line!

Do you have questions about opening an Individual Retirement Account? At NebraskaLand Bank, our knowledgeable personal bankers are here to help. They’ll be happy to answer your questions, discuss available options and recommend the best products for you. Why wait? Invest in your future now – and contact a personal banker today.

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