Tuesday, June 2, 2009

The Secret To a Safe Retirement Fund

What is IRA? IRA is an Individual Retirement Account, and provides either a tax-deferred or tax-free way of saving for retirement. There are many different types of accounts within the world of IRAs, depending on the financial goals and situations of each individual, though traditional and Roth IRAs are the most common choices.

Choosing IRAs can be complicated, depending on the financial situation and may require the services of a certified financial planner. Today, with the stock market and economy on a seemingly endless roller coaster ride, many investors with traditional portfolios are seeing their dreams of a secure retirement slip away.

Experts believe that IRA gold is a wise investments because they can reduce the volatility of your retirement portfolio. Because historically as stock, bonds and mutual funds values fall, the price of gold increases.

How to put gold in an IRA does not require a complicated process or monotonous set of procedures.

The first step is to consult with your IRA custodian. Ask them first if you are allowed to add gold to your current IRA. Even though the Taxpayer Relief Act of 1997 allows gold to be put into an IRA, not every plan has this capability. If your plan does not allow you to contribute gold to your current IRA, you'll have to open a new account, which your IRA custodian can help you with.

The next thing you'll want to ask about are annual storage fees. These fees are generally low, usually much less than 1% of your IRA's total asset value. There may be other annual fees associated with putting gold into your IRA including renewal and safekeeping fees. Make sure to ask your IRA custodian about these additional fees.

After filling out some paper work, putting gold into your IRA is as easy as instructing your account custodian which bullion to buy.

Gold can also be used in 401K plan. Imagine how your retirement plan might have looked if you had a percentage of it invested in 401k gold. Diversifying your portfolio by investing in gold decreases your potential risk and could even dilute your potential rewards but if you are interested in at least preserving your wealth, you need to have a position in gold which is still yet expected to go much higher.

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