Overwhelmed by all the information out there about saving for retirement? Start with the basics: understanding how an Individual Retirement Account (IRA) works and the benefits of a Traditional IRA versus Roth IRA, especially how each plan will affect your income tax. Keep reading to learn more about IRAs.
An Individual Retirement Account, or IRA, is a special kind of savings account created to encourage individuals to save more money for their retirement. While anyone can generally open an IRA, you must be earning an income to open and contribute to one.
Here are the differences between the two main types of IRAs.
The Roth IRA has the same limits on yearly contributions and the same deadline for contributions in a tax year as a Traditional IRA, but there are other important differences:
While both plans can help you save for retirement, it's important to consider which plan will provide you with the most savings for your financial future.
Synchrony Bank does not provide tax advice so be sure to contact your tax advisor or financial consultant before opening or contributing to an IRA.
Synchrony Bank offers a range of savings products, including IRA Certificates of Deposit (CDs) and IRA Money Market Accounts, with competitive rates+ and minimum deposit requirements, as well as convenient online access and award-winning customer service.
If you want to save more for retirement, Synchrony Bank can help. Call 1-844-345-5789 to learn more about a Roth IRA versus a Traditional IRA and how you can start saving for retirement today.
+National Average APYs are based on specific product types of top 50 U.S. banks (ranked by total deposits) provided by Informa Research Services, Inc. as of 11/01/2016. CD Rates: Average APYs are based on certificate of deposit accounts of $25,000. Although the information provided by Informa Research Services, Inc. has been obtained from the various institutions, accuracy cannot be guaranteed.
*ANNUAL PERCENTAGE YIELD (APY): All APYs are accurate as of .
APYs are subject to change at any time without notice. Offers apply to personal accounts only. Fees may reduce earnings. For Money Market and High Yield Savings Accounts, the rate may change after the account is opened. For CDs, a minimum of $2,000 is required to open a CD and must be deposited in a single transaction. A penalty may be imposed for early withdrawals. After maturity, if you choose to roll over your CD, you will earn the base rate of interest in effect at that time. The APY shown for CDs and IRA CDs is for a 60-month CD with a balance of at least $25,000. Click here for all CD rates and terms offered.