IRS Boosts Limits For Retirement Accounts

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The IRS has increased contribution limits for retirement accounts.

The IRS announced last week it had increased contribution limits for retirement accounts for 2019.

According to Money Magazine:

The cap on annual contributions to a traditional and Roth IRA, which hadn’t changed since 2013, will rise to $6,000 from $5,500. The catch-up contribution to these accounts for those ages 50 and over remains unchanged at $1,000, according to the IRS. Employees who participate in a 401(k), 403(b), most 457 plans, and the federal government’s Thrift Savings Plan will be able to set aside up to $19,000 before taxes next year, up from $18,500.

The option to put an extra $500 each into an IRA and a 401(k) might not seem like all that much. But it could save investors big-time in the long run. For someone who starts contributing at age 30 and retires at age 67, the extra $1,000 a year adds up to an additional $134,000 in retirement savings at a 6% return, according to Arielle O’Shea, an investing and retirement specialist at NerdWallet.

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