- A Tax-Free Way to Save: the Roth IRA
- The Traditional IRA
- Catch-Up Contributions
- Will My Contribution Be Deductible?
- The Traditional IRA vs. the Roth IRA
- What Type of Assets Can You Contribute to Your IRA?
- Setting up an IRA
- Investment Considerations for Your IRA
- When Is the Best Time to Contribute?
- Spousal IRAs
- Advantages and Disadvantages of IRA Accounts
- Rollovers to Your IRA
- Converting a Traditional IRA to a Roth IRA
- Roth IRA and 401(k)
- Choosing between the Roth IRA and Other Vehicles
- Roth IRA Conversions
Except for rollover contributions (see the section Rollovers to Your IRA), all contributions to an IRA must be made in cash. No deduction is allowed for any contributions of property other than cash. Cash means currency or negotiable instruments. Once the IRA account is established, the funds can generally be invested in almost any type of investment.
IMPORTANT NOTE: An IRA cannot be invested in collectibles. Collectibles include any work of art, rug, antique, gem, stamp, coins (other than certain gold or silver coins issued by the U.S. and certain state-issued coins), alcoholic beverages (such as vintage wines), musical instruments, historical objects, or any other item the IRS deems to be a collectible.