The ABCs of IRAs
Here are five quick lessons to help you understand
individual retirement accounts.
Lesson 1: An introduction to IRAs
Understanding the basics of how these tax-saving retirement accounts
work is a good first step.
your IRA for maximum gain
to start investing for retirement
catch-up in our IRAs
must-know IRA terms
Lesson 2: To spend or not to spend --
wise and unwise ways to cash out early
Saving too much to count on your fingers? Good. Now, don't waste
early on a 401(k)/IRA without penalty
do it! 4 good reasons for not tapping your IRA
Lesson 3: Using an IRA for real estate
Time for home economics with your IRA as a cash resource.
IRAs: the way to invest in real estate
an IRA into rental property
real estate investing
Lesson 4: Roths -- Save, stay, then roll
over. Good investor!
Ready for second-semester IRAs? Roth: Watch it grow tax-free.
ABCs of Roth IRAs
rules of the Roth
a Roth IRA right for you?
to convert to a Roth?
the Roth IRA 'excess contribution' tax
Lesson 5: Making the world a little bit
smarter -- education with an IRA
Now that you have learned so much, use the educated way to invest in your children's
education savings accounts
you cancel an Education IRA?
in an IRA to pay college costs
Tip: Education IRAs -- new name, more options
529 College Savings Plans
-- Posted: April 6, 2004