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Benefits of an IRA

You have probably heard something at some point about making contributions into an Individual Retirement Account (IRA) to prepare for retirement. Retirement and investing can seem scary and difficult or only for the super rich but I’m here to tell you: That is a lie. You can (and should!) begin investing for retirement and an IRA is a fantastic way to do just that. 

The most popular types of IRA’s are the Traditional IRA and the Roth IRA. These investment vehicles are great ways to accumulate retirement money although they differ in their taxation. You can learn more about their differences in our podcast, Roth vs. Traditional IRA.

MMT PODCAST: Roth vs. Traditional IRA

In Episode 23 of The Monday Money Tip Podcast, we’re discussing how to choose between a Roth and Traditional IRA/401k when saving for retirement. In addition, I have some updated information in regards to mortgage rates, savings rates and CD rates. We will also hear a success story from a woman who used a 0% credit card transfer and how it changed her debt freedom journey.

It’s our goal at the end of each episode that you gain hope and encouragement in your financial journey, you’re equipped to take a next step, and that you’ve had FUN with us!

Pulling Money Out of Retirement Accounts Early

As people take off on their debt freedom journey, so many times they are tempted to withdraw money from their retirement accounts in an attempt to speed up their debt elimination process. We get questions all the time from people who want to know whether or not we think this is a good idea. 

I do not think it is ever a good idea to take money out of a retirement account in an effort to pay off debt. Many people feel like retirement is so far away that they have plenty of time to begin saving.

 

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