Asked by Daniel Dohlstrom  |  Submitted December 28, 2015

What is a good stating strategy to get my teen into for beginning retirement savings?

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December 29, 2015

If they have earned income, they can open a Roth IRA and contribute up to 100% of their earned income up to $5,500, assuming a single filing status. They are presumably in a low tax bracket (a Regular IRA deduction would not be worth much) and it can grow tax free for a long time. That's a huge benefit. The hardest part of the strategy might be finding a brokerage account with low minimums and low trading costs, but they are available.

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