A retirement savings account is simply an essential part of making smart financial moves. By adding to your retirement savings account when you are still young, you're making the most of the income you earn now so that you can access it later in life—no matter how you envision your retirement.

Different types of retirement savings accounts are available to help you meet your long-term financial goals. IRA and 401(k) accounts are popular choices, and although the requirements, benefits and features of each program differ greatly, both serve the same purpose: to provide you with a reliable source of financial security in later years.

Additionally, most retirement savings accounts have some kind of tax advantage, so it's important to know exactly what's available and—more importantly—how to qualify. Consult a tax professional or financial planner familiar with your situation.

Whether or not you participate in an employer-sponsored retirement account, an IRA account can be a smart addition to your plans. Ally Bank offers a range of IRA products—a variety of CDs and an Online Savings Account—all with rates that are consistently among the most competitive in the country. Explore your retirement savings options at Allybank.com or call live, 24/7 customer support at 877-247-ALLY (2559) today.

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