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Discover the Foundation of Retiring Wealthy - The IRA!

Let me tell you about some legal ways to avoid getting taxed on profits from the stock market. You can make a lot of money now with the stock market as low as it is at this time as I teach you in my home study course. The very best way is to buy and sell your stock through Individual Retirement Accounts (IRAs). IRAs can help you legally avoid taxes and add a fantastic boost to your retirement plans. The IRA was originally developed in 1974 for people not covered by a company pension plan. "The individual retirement account legislation allowed the average person a chance to put money into a tax-advantaged account," according to Bruce Grace, a Chartered Financial Analyst and Assistant Professor of Finance at Morehead State University.

This is a huge benefit to individuals, regardless of whether they have company-established pension plans or not. "The Roth IRA may be an even a better deal for those who think they will be in a higher tax bracket at retirement," Grace added. I personally go a step further and mean it when I tell you that "the Roth Ira is literally the best thing since sliced bread" and I guarantee you is "neater than peanut butter". It may seem a little confusing because since the original enactment of IRA legislation, several types of IRAs have been developed with a variety of characteristics that can meet your investment and retirement needs.

The most common forms of the IRA are as follows. The traditional IRA gives you a tax deduction on all of your contributions to the account during your working years and taxes what you take out of the account in your retirement. The Roth IRA does not give you a tax deduction during your working years but you pay no taxes on withdrawals while you are retired. The 401(K) is an IRA that your employer may or may not offer instead of a pension where, unfortunately, you are generally restricted to investing in mutual funds. The Roth 401(k) is very new and is much better than the standard 401(k) but the jury is out as to whether corporate insiders will adopt it for their employees. The SIMPLE and SEP IRAs are very nice supplemental tax shelters for small business owners and family businesses. Finally, the Education IRA gives you a way to save for a child's college studies.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Dr. Scott Brown, Ph.D., the Wallet Doctor, is a successful investor. Dr. Brown holds a Ph.D. in finance. The Wallet Doctor is sought after for investment advice and coaching. For more information visit Dr. Brown's site at or sign up for his investment tips at

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