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6 advantages of Roth IRAs

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How do I love thee, Roth? Let me count the ways.
How do I love thee, Roth? Let me count the ways © michaeljung/Shutterstock.com

Most investment vehicles don't inspire starry-eyed adoration, but if any are deserving of that kind of attention, it would be the Roth IRA.

The Roth version of the individual retirement account lets investors put away $5,500 in 2013 and 2014; those over age 50 can put in an extra $1,000 in catch-up contributions. But that's no different from the traditional IRA. The significant differences between the Roth and the traditional IRA hinge on when you pay taxes and how much money ultimately goes to Uncle Sam.

Financial planners routinely say that younger people should invest in a Roth because they would most benefit from its many wonderful qualities. But the truth is, Roth IRA accounts make a good choice for people of all ages.

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