As more and more baby boomers prepare to retire and as people seem to be retiring at an earlier age, the importance of saving for retirement has become increasingly apparent. Many people find themselves worrying that they will not be able to maintain their current life style once they retire. However, the strategies provided in this book will help you turn your IRA into a wealth-building tool. The Complete Guide to IRAs and IRA Investing will show you how to take control of your investment future and make sure your investments are performing for you. You will learn about Roth IRAs, traditional IRAs, SEP IRAs, SIMPLE IRAs, and self-directed IRAs, and you will learn how to choose the right plan for you. You will learn about the Economic Growth and Tax Relief Reconciliation Act of 2001, rules regarding distribution, rollovers, transfers, conversions between accounts, valid adjustments, adjusted gross income, annual contribution limits, the advantages and disadvantages of the various IRAs, potential penalties, tax deductible contributions, myths and truths about IRA investing, and IRS guidelines. In addition, we will show you how to open an IRA; how to choose the right financial advisor for you; how to manage vital information and deadlines; how to set up your account with a custodian or IRA administrator to deal with the day-to-day activities, such as depositing contributions and executing and settling transactions; and how to use your IRA to invest in mutual funds and stocks. You will also read about the specific rules relating to life insurance, collectibles, foreign investments, and real estate and find the answers to common questions, such as "How do rate returns affect my retirement income?" "When should I begin saving?" "What IRA am I eligible for?" This new book will provide you with all the information you need to know about IRAs and IRA investing. The Complete Guide to IRAs and IRA Investing combines essentials, insight, and insider secrets to help you secure financial victory after retirement.