Q: When's the best time to start saving for your retirement? A: Now! Here's a little hint ... the sooner you start the sooner you can retire, and the more secure you'll be. West Coast Federal can help. Whether you choose a traditional or Roth option, an IRA is always a tax-advantaged1, low-cost account insured by the NCUA.

Details
  • Save for retirement with tax advantages1
  • Earn competitive dividends higher than regular savings
  • Pays monthly dividends
  • Available in traditional and Roth
  • Annual contribution limits apply
  • $1,000 annual "catch up" contributions allowed for ages 50 and better
  • No set up fees
  • No minimum balance requirements
  • Federally insured
Traditional vs. Roth

There are advantages to both traditional and Roth IRAs. One of the biggest differences is the time at which you see the most advantage. A traditional IRA provides potential tax relief today, while a Roth IRA has the potential for the most tax benefit at time of retirement.

Traditional IRA

  • No income limits to open
  • No minimum contribution requirement
  • Contributions are tax deductible on state and federal income tax1
  • Earnings are tax deferred until withdrawal (when usually in lower tax bracket)
  • Withdrawals can begin at age 59½
  • Early withdrawals subject to penalty2
  • Mandatory withdrawals at age 70½

Roth IRA

  • Prepare for qualified medical expenses
  • Income limits to be eligible to open Roth IRA3
  • Contributions are NOT tax deductible
  • Earnings are 100% tax free at withdrawal1
  • Principal contributions can be withdrawn without penalty1
  • Withdrawals on interest can begin at age 59 ½
  • Early withdrawals on interest subject to penalty2
  • No mandatory distribution age
  • No age limit on making contributions as long as you have earned income
Coverdell ESA

Higher education can become a financial burden. A Coverdell Education Savings Account (ESA) is designed to help lighten the load.

  • Set aside funds for your child's education
  • Dividends grow tax-free3
  • Withdrawals are tax-free and penalty-free when used for qualifying education expenses3
  • Designated beneficiary must be under 18 when contributions are made
  • To contribute to an ESA, certain income limits apply3
  • Contributions are not tax deductible
  • Contributions are allowed regardless of traditional or Roth IRA participation
  • $2,000 maximum annual contribution per child
  • The money must be withdrawn by the time he or she turns 30
  • The ESA may be transferred without penalty to another member of the family

1Subject to some minimal conditions. Consult a tax advisor.

2Certain exceptions apply, such as healthcare, purchasing a first home, etc.

3Consult a tax advisor.