Individual Retirement Account (IRA)
With an IRA, you’re able to save for retirement with tax advantages. Compared to a 401(k), which you usually invest in through payroll contributions at your employer, an IRA is opened by an individual through a financial services provider, such as an investment firm or bank. IRAs allow you to choose among investment options like mutual funds, individual securities, and annuities. There are two common types of IRAs: traditional and Roth; each have different eligibility requirements, contribution limits, and tax benefits.