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Roth IRAs in 2014: 4 Facts You Should Know

As 2014 begins, smart investors are looking for ways to get more from their investments. Looking at Roth IRAs for 2014 can open the door to huge potential for tax-free growth in your retirement savings. But many investors don't know what they should dp about Roth IRAs.

In the following video, Dan Caplinger, The Motley Fool's director of investment planning, looks at four key facts you should know about Roth IRAs for 2014. Dan notes that even though 2013 is over, you can still make a 2013 Roth IRA contribution any time before April 15 of this year. Dan also points out that contribution limits of $5,500 for those under 50 and $6,500 for those 50 or older have remained the same this year. But he also warns that not everyone will be allowed to contribute to a Roth IRA in 2014, with income limits of $114,000 for single filers and $181,000 for joint filers marking the beginning of phaseout provisions that reduce your allowable Roth IRA contribution. Dan concludes by discussing the advantages of owning (NASDAQ: PCLN  ) , Regeneron Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ: REGN  ) , and Wynn Resorts (NASDAQ: WYNN  ) in a Roth IRA, as those high-growth stocks have let investors maximize the tax-free benefits that these retirement accounts offer.

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Dan Caplinger

Dan Caplinger has been a contract writer for the Motley Fool since 2006. As the Fool's Director of Investment Planning, Dan oversees much of the personal-finance and investment-planning content published daily on With a background as an estate-planning attorney and independent financial consultant, Dan's articles are based on more than 20 years of experience from all angles of the financial world.

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