When we think about our Golden Retirement

Many of us are unable to truly enjoy them! Why you ask? Because the main reason for this is that we are always thinking in the back of our mind about our “nest egg” and retirement accounts!

We aren’t supposed to be worrying about the US National Debt ceiling, the stock market or anything else that could possibly derail our Your Golden Retirement! During these years, our investments are to be stable and not speculative! We had our entire life, 47 years to speculate with our earnings (18-65 yrs old) and now that we’re in our Your Golden Retirement, the smart investment is a secure investment, something stable, something solid, and definitely something you can “touch” and that’s what Precious Metals IRA does for you.

Open Precious Metals IRA account

IRA – Individual Retirement Accounts

An Individual Retirement Account (IRA), is an essential part of your retirement plan which allows you to contribute a portion of your income up to certain set amounts set forth by the IRS. For the year 2020, the combined annual contribution limit for Roth and traditional IRAs is $6,000 ($7,000 if you're age 50 or older), these amounts are unchanged from 2019.

Under a traditional IRA, these contributions are tax deductible. However, all contributions (whether initially tax deductible or not) can reap returns on a tax-deferred basis until retirement and withdrawal.

When you begin to withdraw at age 59 1/2, withdrawals from the IRA will be taxable. The great benefit of delaying this tax payment is belonging to a lower tax bracket in retirement. Once you reach age 70 ½, withdrawals of an IRA are mandatory. If your IRA contains different assets in it, you can choose which amount of what assets you wish you remove and when. Furthermore, an IRA is created solely for a single individual person. It is not associated with one’s employer or workplace.

IRAs can contain a wide variety of asset types and may be invested in any asset type that the custodian institution, such as a bank or brokerage, allows. Stocks, bonds, mutual funds and ETFs are some of the more common components of an IRA. But with a self-directed IRA, you can hold more types of assets, including precious metals and real estate. Due to their subjective values, collectibles, including antiques and collectible coins, and cash-value life insurance are prohibited from an IRA.

Established by the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, about a third of Americans possess some type of IRA, according to the Investment Company Institute. IRAs accounted for the greatest share of retirement assets when compared to all other contribution plans including 401(k)’s. With the gradual decline of pensions and employer-provided plans, IRA’s have become the most popular investment tool of managing your retirement.

Qualified Retirement Plans


If you see your plan, you may qualify for an investment in physical gold & silver

Allows individual investors to contribute pre-tax income toward investments that can grow tax-deferred (no capital gains/dividend income is taxed). Allowed to contribute up to $5,500-$6,500 depending on taxpayer’s income, tax-filing status, and other factors. Contributions are tax-deductible. Money is taxed upon withdrawal. May withdraw money at any time – however, if you are not over 59 ½ years old, federal penalty will apply.

Allows individual investors to contribute post-tax income toward investments that grow on a tax-deferred basis. Allowed to contribute up to $5,500-$6,500 depending on taxpayer’s income, tax-filing status, and other factors. Contributions are NOT tax deductible. Since money is taxed before being contributed to Roth account, it does NOT get taxed upon withdrawal. Completely free withdrawal, as long as individual is over 59 ½ years old. If money is withdrawn before they reach age 59 ½ years old and the ROTH account is less than 5 years vested, federal penalty applies.

A retirement plan that an employer or self-employed individual can establish for themselves and their employees. Contributions are tax deductible – very similar in nature to Traditional IRA. Individual must be the owner of the business/President/CEO/self-employed in order to establish a SEP IRA. SEP IRA’s can be transferred/rolled over into a Traditional IRA or a new SEP IRA. In a SEP IRA you are allowed to contribute up to 25% of your income, up to $55,000 per year.

A retirement plan that may be established by employers/self-employed individual. Contributions are tax-deductible. These accounts can only be transferred to Traditional IRA’s or SIMPLE IRA’s after they have been established for at least 2 years. If the account is less than 2 years old it may not be moved.

Employer-sponsored retirement plan for a “for profit” company. 401(k)s are the most common kind of defined contribution retirement plan. These plans can generally only be rolled over if the individual is over 59 ½ years old or separated from service (no longer working for employer).

Employer-sponsored retirement plan for “non-profit” company. Generally can only be rolled over if the individual is over 59 ½ years old or separated from service (no longer working for employer)

If you’re an employee of a city, county, township, park board, water district or similar entity, your employer may offer a tax-exempt savings benefit known as a government 457(b) deferred compensation plan. This retirement plan allows employees to make pre-tax salary deferrals. An advantage of the 457(b) plan is that it is not subject to the IRS age 59 ½ rule and there is no 10% penalty for withdrawing your funds before that age, although the withdrawal is subject to ordinary income taxation.

Commonly found in many 403b plans, tax sheltered annuities allow an employee to make contributions from his or her income into a retirement plan. The contributions are deducted from the employee’s income and, as a result, the contributions and related benefits are not taxed until the employee withdraws them from the plan. Because the employer can also make direct contributions to the plan, the employee gains the benefit of having additional tax-free funds accruing.

Retirement plan for Federal government employees. Employees are either “civilian” or “uniformed.” Must be either 59 ½ years old and/or separated from service from Federal Government in order to rollover funds. TSP has their own set of forms to be used for any rollovers.

Three Ways to Fund
your Precious Metals IRA

1. Direct Transfer

The individual account holder instructs that money be transferred directly from their current IRA trustee into a new IRA account. Money moves from one company (trustee) to another company (trustee) without the account holder having to take receipt of funds at any time. This type of transfer is 100% tax-free, IRS penalty-free and has no restrictions on the amount of transfers available.

2. Rollover

Money can be withdrawn from one retirement plan and contributed to another IRA within 60 days of the initial withdrawal. This transaction is 100% tax-free and penalty free. Money is sent from an old retirement plan directly to the individual account holder and they are responsible for contributing it to their new IRA within 60 days to avoid paying taxes. This is the most commonly used method for people with employer-sponsored retirement plans (401k, 403b, 457b). Generally, this can only be done one time per year, per account.

3. Contribution

The 2020 combined annual contribution limit for Roth and traditional IRAs is $6,000 ($7,000 if you're age 50 or older)—these amounts are unchanged from 2019.

This applies to Traditional & Roth IRA accounts only. Owners of SEP IRA’s can contribute either 25% of earned income or $57,000 per year, whichever is less. Exceptions apply.

Withdrawing Money from
your IRA

1. Withdrawing at Any Time

Money can be withdrawn from an IRA at any time – however, if a withdrawal is taken prior to reaching age 59 ½, a 10% Federal penalty applies.

2. Indirect Rollovers

Indirect rollovers are a tax-free, penalty-free withdrawal if completed within 60 days.

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