Individual Retirement Account

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Secure Your Future with an Individual Retirement Account

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At Fidelity Savings, we offer several IRA plans, which are highlighted below. You have a choice of several IRA CDs and IRA Savings Accounts with an initial opening deposit of $250 giving you a choice of investment options for a sound financial retirement. These IRA investment options allow you to accumulate retirement funds, and an IRA deposit at Fidelity Savings is the best way to save for your retirement. They are FDIC Insured!

Individual Plans

Traditional IRAs are easy to maintain, and may be your choice for a better retirement. These IRAs typically offer two important tax advantages. You may be eligible to deduct your total annual Traditional IRA contribution on your federal income tax return; and every penny of the earnings in your Traditional IRA grows faster because your earnings grow 100% federal income tax deferred until you withdraw funds from your IRA account. Traditional IRAs are designed to provide retirement income. Therefore, if you have a Traditional IRA, you are required to take annual distributions once you reach a certain age. These distributions are called required minimum distributions (RMDs). Now with increased annual contributions limits and special catch up provisions for account holders age 50 to 70½, you can enhance your retirement nest egg quicker.

Roth IRAs are not tax deductible, but if the funds are distributed in a “qualified distribution” (e.g. distributed to you after you attain age 59½), they are not subject to federal income tax. Therefore, the earnings on the Roth IRA are generally tax-free. These “tax free” earnings make the Roth IRA the most exciting new personal savings option since IRAs were first permitted in 1975. Now with increased annual contributions limits and special catch up provisions for account holders age 50+, you can enhance your retirement nest egg quicker.

In summary, you might also be able to save on your present taxes with an Individual Retirement Account, by deducting your qualified contributions from your taxable income. Many Americans can deduct all or part of their IRA contributions from current income taxes. The deductible amount depends on your income, marital status and whether you’re an active participant in an employer sponsored plan as defined by the Internal Revenue Service.

With an Individual Retirement Account, you may also be able to defer taxes until you retire, when you will probably be in a lower tax bracket. The chart below shows you how much you may be able to save each year. You may want to consult your tax advisor to review the tax deductible status of an IRA. Regardless of the amount you’ll be able to save now on taxes, an IRA is a smart way for you to save for a secure retirement.

IRA Tax Savings Potential Chart:

IRA
Deductible
Contribution
Amount
15 %
Tax
Bracket
Savings
28 %
Tax
Bracket
Savings
31 %
Tax
Bracket
Savings
36 %
Tax
Bracket
Savings
39.6 %
Tax
Bracket
Savings
$ 500 $ 75 $ 140 $ 155 $ 180 $ 198
$ 1,000 $ 150 $ 280 $ 310 $ 360 $ 396
$ 2,000 $ 300 $ 560 $ 620 $ 720 $ 792
$ 2,250 $ 337 $ 630 $ 697 $ 810 $ 891
$ 4,000 $ 600 $ 1,120 $ 1,240 $ 1,440 $ 1,584

If You’re Changing Employers, An IRA rollover makes sense. If you are retiring or changing jobs and anticipate withdrawing money from your employer’s retirement plan, you can avoid withdrawal penalties by transferring your assets into an IRA or another qualified plan. You can ask your employer to arrange for a “direct rollover” of your money into a new IRA account with us, or you can do it yourself with an IRA-to-IRA rollover.

You must complete the rollover within 60 days from the date you receive the assets from your old IRA in order to qualify and not pay the mandatory 20% withholding and possibly other penalties as well. For more information about IRA Rollovers or opening a new IRA just give us a call at (215) 788-0448.


Plans for Employers

Simplified Employee Pension Plan (SEP) is a flexible retirement plan set up by a business owner/employer. The business owner may be a sole-proprietor, a partnership, or a corporation. These plans are popular with smaller businesses, because they are inexpensive and easy to establish and manage. There are no annual contribution requirements, no IRS reporting requirements, and have tax deductible contributions and tax-deferred earnings. A SEP can be established by a business owner even if he/she is the only employee. Now business owners are able to contribute more, and that means more retirement savings and tax benefits! Employers should consult with their counsel or tax advisor.


Education IRAs are now know as Education Savings Accounts (ESA)

Coverdell Education Savings Accounts (ESA) can be a valuable savings tool for a child’s education. These flexible accounts can be used in many ways. Whether you want to save for college, pay tuition at a private high school, or provide for an after-school reading tutor, an ESA could help you provide for your child’s or grandchild’s education. Invest in your children’s or grandchildren’s future with tax-advantaged savings for education while they are less than 18 years of age! Please visit the Personal Savings Accounts page for more information on ESAs.


Fidelity Savings Exists to Help You!

For more information prior to opening a Fidelity Savings Traditional, Roth, SEP, or our ESAs, just call our Deposit Services Department at 215-788-0448. We also have informative brochures designed to help explain our IRA Plans and our ESA program. Kindly ask us for a copy and we will be glad to send it to you.

We can also help you evaluate your wealth accumulation in a retirement account and plan for your financial needs. We invite you to visit our retirement Calculators, which are designed to assist with your financial projections and number crunching.

Let us help you open your retirement or educational deposit account today with an FDIC Insured Fidelity Savings’ CD that gives you the flexibility to choose a term and a yield to meet your financial plans. Fidelity Savings can assist you with Trustee to Trustee Transfers. Just bring your IRA information to us from your existing custodian and we will prepare all the paperwork. There are no commissions, management fees or loads. All your money works for you all the time – it’s guaranteed!

CD RatesIcon For: Rates

Term Rate APY*
182-Day 0.30% 0.30%
9-Month 0.35% 0.35%
12-Month 0..40% 0..40%
18-Month 0..45% 0.45%
24-Month 0.65% 0.65%
30-Month 0.65% 0.65%
36-Month 0.80% 0.80%
48-Month 1.29% 1.30%
60-Month 1.59% 1.60%
84-Month 1.88% 1.90%
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IRA and ESA Certificates of Deposit are available in terms of 12 to 60 months and offer the same rates as Fidelity Savings’ Regular CDs, but IRA and ESA CDs have a $250.00 minimum deposit, unless otherwise stated.

(1) Substantial interest penalty for early withdrawal on certificates of deposits will apply for all new and rollover deposit accounts. Please call Fidelity Savings’ Deposit Services Department at 215-788-0448 for more information on early withdrawal fees or use the Contact Us link to send your communication to us.