Roth IRA vs. Traditional IRA

Monday, May 17th, 2010 by Cass Chappell, CFP®

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The biggest difference between the two types of accounts has to do with taxation.

For the purposes of this discussion, and in all blog entries on our site, the term “Traditional IRA” also includes rollovers from 401(k)’s and other corporate retirement plans.

This is a simple chart meant to compare the key difference between the two types of accounts:

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