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9 common misconceptions about IRAs

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Misconceptions about IRAs

Sometimes what you don't know can hurt you, especially when it comes to individual retirement accounts. For instance, if you don't know that contributions for the prior year can be made up until the April 15 tax deadline of the current year, you may be missing out.

Some misconceptions are innocuous while others can lead to serious tax blunders. Don't feel bad; even financial advisers get tripped up by the intricate rules of IRAs. Figuring out how the accounts work and what's allowed could be a full-time job. As a result, the list of things most people don't know about IRAs could fill a book.

Following are nine common misconceptions about IRAs and our attempts to clear them up.

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