Module 4: Individual Retirement Accounts (IRAs)

Individual Retirement Accounts, or IRAs, are a crucial part of any comprehensive retirement plan. They offer significant tax advantages that can make a substantial difference in your retirement savings. Whether you are self-employed or looking to supplement an employer-sponsored retirement plan, an IRA can be a valuable tool.

In this module, we’ll unpack the following:

Chapter 8: Traditional IRAs

We kick off this module with a deep dive into Traditional IRAs. Here, we’ll discuss the benefits, contribution limits, and tax deductions associated with these accounts. We’ll also explain the rules around distributions, including penalties for early withdrawal and Required Minimum Distributions (RMDs).

Chapter 9: Roth IRAs

Next, we’ll move onto Roth IRAs. These differ significantly from Traditional IRAs, particularly in terms of their tax treatment. We’ll cover the advantages of Roth IRAs, the income limits for contributing, and the rules for withdrawing funds.

Chapter 10: Choosing the Right IRA for You

Finally, we’ll help you navigate the decision between a Traditional and a Roth IRA. Both have their strengths and weaknesses, and the best choice for you depends on your personal financial circumstances and retirement goals. We’ll provide a comparison of the two types and offer guidance to help you make an informed decision.

By the end of this module, you’ll have a clear understanding of both Traditional and Roth IRAs, their advantages, and how to determine which one aligns best with your retirement goals. So, let’s embark on the journey of exploring Individual Retirement Accounts!


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    Sam Talissa is a renowned expert in the fields of digital marketing and strategic planning. With an illustrious career spanning over two decades, Sam has played pivotal roles in shaping the marketing strategies of several Fortune 500 companies, start-ups, and mid-sized organizations.Born and raised in San Francisco, Sam's passion for business and marketing was evident from an early age. He pursued this interest acadically, earning a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration from the University of California, Berkeley, followed by an MBA from Stanford University, with a specialization in Marketing.Upon graduation, Sam embarked on his professional journey, working with various technology giants in Silicon Valley. His innovative approach to digital marketing and keen understanding of consumer behavior quickly distinguished him in the industry.After a decade in the corporate world, Sam transitioned into consulting, leveraging his expertise to help businesses navigate the complexities of the digital marketing landscape. His holistic approach encompasses everything from content creation and SEO optimization to analytics and conversion rate optimization.In 2020, Sam took on the role of an author, publishing his first book titled "Navigating the Digital Seas: A Comprehensive Guide to Digital Marketing". The book has since become a go-to resource for aspiring digital marketers and business owners looking to amplify their online presence.Apart from his professional pursuits, Sam is an ardent supporter of financial literacy and often holds workshops and webinars to educate people about the importance of managing personal finances.In his spare time, Sam enjoys exploring the hiking trails of California with his golden retriever, Max, and experimenting with gourmet cooking. Always eager to learn and grow, Sam embodies the spirit of continuous improvement, both personally and professionally.

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