Investing Specialists

Should You Make IRA Contributions After 65?

Christine Benz

Note: A version of this article appeared on Sept. 21, 2017. 

As I was listening to my voicemail on a Saturday morning, I picked up a message from a relative. "Christine, I have some extra money to invest," she said. "I put some cash into my traditional IRA earlier this year, but this time I wonder if I should make a Roth contribution instead. Call me back, please."