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myRA: A New Retirement Savings Account from Treasury

In his 2014 State of the Union address, President Obama announced that the U.S. Department of the Treasury is developing a new way for workers to start saving for the future. The myRASM ("My Retirement Account") program – expected to begin rolling out in late 2014 – will offer a new retirement savings account for individuals looking for a simple, safe, affordable way to start saving. Key features of myRA will include:

  • Initial contribution of at least $25 and ongoing contributions of $5 or more every payday
  • No fees
  • Account will never go down in value
  • A retirement savings bond with the same variable interest rate as a low-risk investment option available to federal government employees
  • Portable – not tied to a single employer
  • Roll over to a private-sector provider at any time
  • Build savings for 30 years or $15,000, then transfer to a private-sector provider
  • Roth IRA tax advantages

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  • #myRA: A new #retirement account will be developed by @USTreasury. Simple, safe, affordable.

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