Don’t get me Wrong. I love the Individual’s Idea of Saving for your future, but; Read & Learn to Help Yourself …Don’t rely on Big Government. For the young readers, #1- Pay Yourself First!!! Just Google- ”How to start a financial savings plan” for a start & expand from there as you learn.
Remember, Democrat Programs don’t even have to be successful or work properly to benefit working tax payers. The ones who benefited the most are the massive number of workers at federal government’s level, within the bureaucracy itself. The Dems, who implemented “myRA” Program, as a Failed Design, Poorly Planned & Executed with too many unnecessary people on payrolls, procedures & red-tape.(paper shufflers), to make you any real returns on your money.
Keep the Government out of your Pockets. If they know what you got, they may want to take some of it away, as their own. Dems already trying to see how to get to the existing 401k savings plans, as a “New Revenue Source”. Especially after periods of Economic increase in GDP & after Dems get back in Power.
Some Interesting Reading - Increases Saving Knowledge & Truth:
Seventy million dollars... down the drain.
These accounts simply won't do for folks saving for retirement...
Missing out on the returns of stocks and bonds makes it difficult to build up a nest egg, especially with the constant threat of inflation. The promise was that these accounts could help folks with low incomes get started saving – but apparently they weren't interested.
All told, about 20,000 folks opened myRA accounts... And participants only contributed $34 million. That's right... the government spent $70 million to get folks to save $34 million.
Spending $2 to save $1 never works out in the long run. And another 10,000 folks opened an account and never contributed a dime.
If you did have a myRA, you can roll your assets over to a Roth IRA – a far better choice for retirement savers. Smart IRA and 401(k) decisions can mean the difference between living a comfortable retirement filled with abundance... or just barely getting by in your old age.
If you don't have an IRA or a Roth IRA, you're leaving money on the table...
Opening one is as easy as opening any other brokerage account. You can do it with any broker. I like TD Ameritrade and Fidelity, but I've also heard good things about Interactive Brokers. Of course, we don't have a financial relationship with any broker – we work for you.
When registering, you simply select either a traditional IRA or a Roth IRA as the account type...
A traditional IRA most benefits people who expect to be in a lower tax bracket when they retire than when they are working.
A Roth IRA works best for people in the opposite situation. If you expect that your taxes will be higher as a retiree than as a working person, a Roth is perfect for you.
We often recommend opening both a traditional and a Roth IRA if you are unsure what your tax situation will be in your retirement. That way, you get the benefits of both methods.
Alternatively, a more advanced strategy is to convert a traditional IRA to a Roth. You won't need to pay income taxes on subsequent withdrawals, but you will need to pay a lump-sum tax when you do the conversion. This can get tricky, so we recommend talking with your financial planner about your options.
Opening an IRA will save you tens or even hundreds of thousands of dollars over just a decade or two of retirement savings. That's the real benefit...
When you put money in a traditional IRA, you get a tax deduction for the initial deposit... And the government defers taxes on the money until you withdraw it, typically sometime between ages 59 and a half and 70 and a half.
Deferring taxes saves more than you think...
If there are two people, each with $10,000, and one invests in an IRA while the other invests in a trading account and pays taxes, we can see the power of not paying taxes. After 30 years, the tax-deferred account will be worth $996,964. The taxed account will be worth $791,347. That's more than $200,000 extra just by avoiding taxes.
If you've been on the fence about opening an IRA, it's time to ask yourself one question: "What am I waiting for?"
Here's to our health, wealth, and a great retirement,
Dr. David Eifrig
** Many folks will justify a way Not to Save a dime, than, How to save a dime. Pay yourself First, set short term time frame goals and values to start, Your work 401k savings plan usually offer company matching funds, based upon $$$$’s you invest, so be sure to maximize your companies free money. There are too many ways to begin listing. Love to hear from beginning savers, as well as, those winding down the saving initiative. All savers are in different situations & applications/goals will differ. Any others here offering constructive general guidelines for our younger readers with plans for potential financial future success would be welcomed.