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Exploring Traditional IRA & Roth IRA

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Investing with your IRAs comes with several short and long term benefits. Whether investing with a traditional or Roth IRA, this is a safe and reliable investment method to protect your wealth from market volatility, provide tax benefits, and ensure long-term financial stability. Understanding the differences between these accounts and their respective advantages can be overwhelming and time consuming. At Sprott Money, we can help you utilize your IRAs to invest in precious metals and understand the different advantages of your retirement accounts. Contact our sales representatives when you are ready to invest in your future! 


Traditional IRA

A traditional Individual Retirement Account (IRA) is a tax-advantage account dedicated to saving for retirement. Contributions made to this account can either be fully or partially deductible, depending on the investor’s filing status and income. Key Features of a Traditional IRA cover:

  • Amounts in a traditional IRA are not taxed until you withdraw funds.
  • Contributions are tax-deductible on state and federal tax returns for the year you contribute. You will be taxed at your income tax rate when making withdrawals, which are meant to be made upon retirement.
  • Contributions generally lower taxable income in the year they are made. This feature lowers your adjusted gross income, which can help you qualify for tax incentives, such as student loan interest deductions.
  • When withdrawing money from your traditional IRA before age 59, you will be subjected to taxes and a 10% early withdrawal penalty. 


Roth IRA

A Roth IRA prevents tax deductions when contributing to this savings account. You will not be taxed on this money, as the funds contributed will already be taxed. Key Features of a Roth IRA include: 

  • If the account has been open for at least five years and its owner is above 59 ½ years old, withdrawals are typically tax-free.
  • Roth IRAs do not require minimum distributions, which means you’re not required to withdraw any money at any age.
  • You have the flexibility to withdraw the same amount as your contribution to Roth IRA without paying any penalty or taxes. You can do this for any reason, even before the age of 59 1/2, if you withdraw the amount before the tax return due date.
  • Roth IRAs don’t provide immediate tax deductions. Instead, they offer tax-free growth and withdrawals during retirement, which is helpful to investors expecting to be in a higher tax bracket by the time they retire. 


Traditional VS Roth IRA

Although their goals are similar, traditional and Roth IRAs have some key differences, which are important to note when you are picking the best way to invest for yourself. The traditional IRA is an account that lets you save for retirement by contributing a portion of your pre-tax income. This decreases your taxable income for the year, and you will be taxed on the money when you withdraw it. On the other hand, with the Roth IRA, you contribute with after-tax dollars and don't receive any immediate tax benefits. However, the money you contribute, and its earnings can be withdrawn tax-free during your retirement.

Traditional Vs Roth IRA

All savings accounts serve distinct purposes, providing benefits at different times in investors’ lives. Understanding the differences between these accounts is crucial when investing.  Sprott Money guides you with the knowledge you need to invest in precious metals using your traditional or Roth IRA accounts. With personalized guidance, you can fund your accounts, and purchase bullion through your self-directed IRA accoubt.

Explore the potential of including precious metals in your traditional or Roth IRA for retirement planning. Contact Sprott Money at 1-888-861-0775 to seek guidance, ask questions, and learn how you can drive your own wealth with precious metals.


About Sprott Money

Specializing in the sale of bullion, bullion storage and precious metals registered investments, there’s a reason Sprott Money is called “The Most Trusted Name in Precious Metals”.

Since 2008, our customers have trusted us to provide guidance, education, and superior customer service as we help build their holdings in precious metals—no matter the size of the portfolio. Chairman, Eric Sprott, and President, Larisa Sprott, are proud to head up one of the most well-known and reputable precious metal firms in North America. Learn more about Sprott Money.

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