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Queer Money

Feb 18, 2020

According to the 2018 Prudential Financial Wellness Census, only 27% of LGBTQ individuals surveyed said they were participating in an employer-sponsored retirement plan. If we want to live a fabulous life well into our golden years, it’s important that we invest in some type of retirement account—and two of our options are the traditional and Roth IRA.

On this episode of Queer Money, we’re discussing the pros and cons of the traditional versus Roth IRA and helping you decide which type of retirement account is best for you. We explain the need for the LGBTQ community to save for the future and share the encouraging results of our retirement account poll in the Queer Money Facebook Group.

We walk you through the pros and cons of the traditional IRA, covering its immediate tax benefit and penalty for early withdrawal. And we describe how the Roth differs, from its income limits on contributions to its tax benefit when you retire. Listen in for insight on deciding which retirement account is the right fit for you and learn about the advantages of saving for retirement via an IRA.