Rates

We know what you’re thinking — a retirement fund is for older people. Actually, opening an IRA well before retirement age helps you get a leg up on saving. Think of it as investing in yourself. When it comes time to retire, you’ll have the means to continue living life to the fullest — whether that’s here in West Tennessee or a chateau in France.

Details
  • Competitive interest above standard savings rates
  • Traditional and Roth IRA options
  • No setup fees
  • No monthly or annual maintenance fees
  • $5,500 contribution limit per year
  • Additional $1,000 "catch-up" contribution allowed for ages 50+
  • Funds are invested in a CD
  • $100 minimum deposit to open
Traditional vs. Roth

There are advantages to both traditional and Roth IRAs. One of the biggest differences is the time at which you see the most advantage. A traditional IRA provides potential tax relief today, while a Roth IRA has the potential for the most tax benefit at time of retirement.

Traditional IRA

  • No income limits to open
  • No minimum contribution requirement
  • Contributions are tax deductible on state and federal income tax1
  • Earnings are tax deferred until withdrawal (when usually in lower tax bracket)
  • Withdrawals can begin at age 59½
  • Early withdrawals subject to penalty2
  • Mandatory withdrawals at age 70½

Roth IRA

  • Income limits to be eligible to open Roth IRA3
  • Contributions are NOT tax deductible
  • Earnings are 100% tax free at withdrawal1
  • Principal contributions can be withdrawn without penalty1
  • Withdrawals on interest can begin at age 59½
  • Early withdrawals on interest subject to penalty2
  • No mandatory distribution age
  • No age limit on making contributions as long as you have earned income 

1Subject to some minimal conditions. Consult a tax advisor.

2Certain exceptions apply, such as healthcare, purchasing first home, etc.

3Consult a tax advisor.

Coverdell Educational Savings Account (ESA)
  • Set aside funds for your child's education
  • No setup or annual fee
  • Interest grows tax-free
  • Withdrawals are tax-free and penalty-free when used for qualified education expenses1
  • Designated beneficiary must be under 18 when contributions are made
  • To contribute to an ESA, certain income limits apply2
  • Contributions are not tax deductible
  • $2,000 maximum annual contribution per child
  • The money must be withdrawn by the time he or she turns 303
  • The ESA may be transferred without penalty to another member of the family
  • $100 minimum deposit to open

1Qualified expenses include tuition and fees, books, supplies, board, etc.

2Consult your tax advisor to determine your contribution limit.

3Those earnings are subject to income tax and a 10% penalty.