Traditional IRAs, Roth IRAs and SEP IRAs are three types of individual retirement accounts. However, there are some key differences in how they work, which can make one type better than another, depending on your objectives and your fiscal situation. Another option is to convert some or all of the funds in a traditional IRA into a Roth IRA. This involves taking funds from traditional IRAs, paying ordinary income tax on those funds, and transferring them to a Roth IRA.
This may make sense, especially if you expect to be in a higher tax bracket in the future and have an extended time horizon. In this blog post, therefore, I list the ten best alternatives to Roth. However, before reviewing the list, let me review how Roth accounts save taxes. Many people don't really understand how Roth accounts save taxes.
But the mechanics work in a simple way. There are annual income limits for deducting contributions to traditional IRAs and contributing to Roth IRAs, so there is a limit to the amount of taxes you can avoid investing in an IRA. It's possible to have a Roth IRA and a traditional IRA, or several IRAs at different institutions.