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The Complete Idiot's Guide to Retirement Planning by Jeffrey J. Wuorio

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Chapter 9
Let’s Hear It for IRA!
In This Chapter
• A little history
• IRA’s many advantages
• And his newest, best buddy—Roth
• Choosing between the two
• Should you convert?
 
By now, you should be getting the strong impression that there are a good many tools in your retirement funding toolbox—all designed to do their part, when used properly and consistently, to help you fund the retirement that you truly desire.
Well, meet one more—actually, two. Individual Retirement Accounts have been around for a while. Sometimes, that sort of long-term familiarity can dull certain charms, making even the sharpest-eyed of us a bit blind.
Don’t make that mistake with IRAs. They may not be the freshest kid on the block, but their seniority suggests a staying ...

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