Annual contribution limits for your combined IRAs are adjusted periodically by the IRS. You can contribute up to $5,500 ($6,500 if age 50 or older) in 2017 and 2018.
The sooner you start contributing to a Roth IRA* the better. The longer your contributions have to compound tax-deferred, the more your contributions may be worth in retirement.
Your contributions are available for withdrawal anytime but you may incur taxes and/or penalties if, for example, you are under age 59½ and have held the account for less than 5 years.
Once you reach age 59½ with an account that has been opened for at least five years, you may qualify for tax-free withdrawals of both Roth IRA contributions and any accumulated earnings.
Many people will realize more spendable income in retirement. Plus, there are no minimum distribution requirements.
*In order to contribute to a Roth IRA, single filers must have a modified adjusted gross income (MAGI) under $133k for tax year 2017 and $135k for tax year 2018. Married couples filing jointly must have a MAGI under $196k for tax year 2017 and $199k for tax year 2018.
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