Aug 2

Question by rainfingers: Why is there an upper income limit for contributing to a Roth IRA?
People over a certain income are not allowed to make any contributions to a Roth IRA. Why? Wouldn’t people with high income rather pay the taxes later anyway (as they would do with a traditional IRA)? In other words, doesn’t this rule just prohibit people from doing something they’d already rather not do?
Mrs. F: in addition to the upper income limit, there’s also a yearly contribution limit ($ 4000 this year). But Roth IRAs are still very, very, worth it! You can always put more money in next year, and the year after that, etc. Contribute the maximum, or as much as you can, every year; you’ll be glad later.

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Answer by Mrs F
That doesn’t sound right. We were thinking of getting one of those sometime in the winter, but we should be able to contribute all we want!

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Apr 16

Question by what?: I am a college student, can I open roth IRA and start contributing?
I am a dependent in my twenties, studing in a community college. I am employed as a tutor in my CC. Can I start saving for my retirement? does ROTH IRA work for me? or is there a better option?

P.S. I can contribute $ 400 each month. Is that too little to qualify for a roth IRA?

P.S. also, will participate in a roth IRA affect my status to receive financial aid from government?

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Answer by shiprepairwoman
You can contribute up to your earned income capped at 5K,

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Jul 30

I am currently contributing to my 401k plan at my present job. I don’t like the choices they give me and the brokerage plan charges $18 per trade and $100 a year maintenance fee. Can I continue to fund the 401k plan and transfer the moneys to a Roth IRA or similar plan at another brokerage?


Dec 31

People over a certain income are not allowed to make any contributions to a Roth IRA. Why? Wouldn’t people with high income rather pay the taxes later anyway (as they would do with a traditional IRA)? In other words, doesn’t this rule just prohibit people from doing something they’d already rather not do?
Mrs. F: in addition to the upper income limit, there’s also a yearly contribution limit ($4000 this year). But Roth IRAs are still very, very, worth it! You can always put more money in next year, and the year after that, etc. Contribute the maximum, or as much as you can, every year; you’ll be glad later.


Dec 26

What are the benefits of contributing to a Roth IRA if it is not tax deductible? I am 68 and participate in SEP at work so what if I just put $5,000 into any kind of investment account and forget about the rules and regulations of an IRA since I’ll be retiring in the next 5-6 years?


Dec 4

I owe 37k on a home equity line of credit, and another 22k on a car loan. The interest rates on those loans arent that bad (7% and 8%) but I am paying a lot in interest every month. I have been putting the max (15%) of my paycheck into 401k. Does it make sense to reduce my 401k contribution to 1% (so I get the company match) so I can pay off loans faster?


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