The year 1998 seems like a long time ago. In January 1998, Bill Clinton was in the White House and about to be impeached. The Unabomber was in the news and the Spice Girls were winning music awards. January 1, 1998 also brought us the launch of Roth IRA. However, unlike other ‘90’s memories, the Roth IRA is still going, stronger than ever. You may already be reaping the tax benefits of your own Roth IRA. Or, maybe you’ve hesitated to open one. The 20th anniversary may be the time for you to take the plunge.
To celebrate the occasion, here are 20 Roth facts you need to know:
- Roth IRAs offer the benefit of tax-free earnings when you follow the rules. With a Roth IRA, you can look forward to completely tax-free distributions when you retire.