Roth IRAs typically have average annual returns of 7-10%. An annual contribution limit is the maximum amount of contributions you can make to an IRA in a year. The idea that a Roth IRA is just a medium for your investments doesn't mean that all Roth IRAs are the same. However, you can contribute to a Roth IRA and make cumulative contributions to a Roth or traditional IRA, regardless of your age.
While long-term savings in a Roth IRA can produce better after-tax returns, a traditional IRA can be a great alternative if you qualify for the tax deduction. In this way, Roth IRAs are the inverse of traditional tax-deferred IRAs or 401 (k) s; with those accounts, you'll have to pay taxes when you withdraw the funds. While RMDs are legally required for traditional IRAs and Roth 401 (k) plans, they are not required for Roth IRAs. If your spouse has a 401 (k) or other work plan and you exceed the income limits of the IRA, you cannot deduct contributions to a traditional IRA.
The Roth IRA's five-year rule states that you cannot withdraw tax-free earnings until at least five years after you first contributed to a Roth IRA.