Individual retirement accounts have a long track record as a safe retirement-saving vehicle.

But IRAs are not alike. Several websites can help sort out different IRA types. Here are a few sites with good, general information about IRAs:

Bankrate.com

bankrate.com/finance/cd/basics-of-iras-1.aspx

Spotlights different types of IRAs, and tax advantages.

Dividend.com

dividend.com/ira-guide

Covers the basics for a variety of IRA options.

Investopedia

investopedia.com/financial-edge/0212/4-basic-facts-to-know-about-iras.aspx

Offers facts about IRAs, including limits, types and costs.

Retirement Investment Planning

retirement-investment-planning.com/individual-retirement-account.html

Lays out IRA vitals, with additional insights on different IRA types.

Womensfinance.com

womensfinance.com/wf/ira

Explores IRA types, contributions, tax considerations, and more.