The choice between regular IRA and Roth IRA depends on many factors. The main difference is the tax treatment. With a regular IRA, the account is pre-tax, which allows all your money to be invested and earn income. Taxes is only taken out at the time of withdrawal.
With a Roth, you pay taxes up front on your contribution. However, there will be no tax at the time of withdrawal. Your earned income from investing the original amount is tax-free.
The choice between a regular account and Roth depends on your tax situations, income level and age. You can also choose to contribute to both accounts. This way, during retirement, you can choose to withdraw from the pre-tax or after-tax fund, depending on your tax bracket that year.
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