Long-term investing can yield big returns, but just because you don’t have decades to give doesn’t mean you can’t put your money to work. We cover the best short term investments that will protect your money and limit your risk, while still helping you reach your goals faster.
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The thought of low risk investments makes many people feel comfortable about their money. I remember the first time I stood at the top of the high dive at the rec center pool, I was a nervous wreck. Until that moment, I never realized how afraid of heights I really was. For many that have… Continue Reading–>
Are Roth IRA contributions tax deductible? The simple answer is no. However, a closer look at the details reveals a more nuanced answer. Although Roth IRA contributions themselves are not tax deductible, you can claim a Roth IRA tax credit or a claim a loss on a Roth IRA if you are eligible and meet certain… Continue Reading–>
You finally reached that point in your life where you know that you need to start investing, but the whole process intimidates you. Stocks, bonds, diversifying, the list of confusing terms goes on and on. You shouldn’t be scared to dive into the investing pool, it’s easier than you think. Many young investors falsely believe… Continue Reading–>
Typically, most people automatically assume they should rollover their old 401(k) into a traditional IRA. However, a lot of people have been asking about another option lately – and that’s whether you can roll your 401(k) over into a Roth IRA instead. Fortunately, the definitive answer is “yes.” You can roll your existing 401(k) into… Continue Reading–>
Finding a great online brokerage firm to hold your Roth IRA, Traditional IRA, or just general trading account is a daunting task. Each broker tailors their website to show off their strengths and hide their weaknesses in comparison to their competition. Comprehensive fee information is hidden deep within the website; sometimes you specifically have to… Continue Reading–>
You know how much I love the Roth IRA. Love, love, love it!! I’m actually more in love with the Roth IRA than I am the 401k. And you already know how I feel about target date mutual funds. <blah!> But what about the Traditional IRA? Does it still have it’s place in your retirement… Continue Reading–>
Don’t miss the 2015 IRA deadline and cost yourself saving more for retirement. In the haste of getting all your tax documents in order to meet with your tax preparer, don’t forget about making your IRA contributions for the 2015 tax year. If you didn’t know, even though you haven’t opened an IRA account yet,… Continue Reading–>
As a child growing up, I remember my father constantly eating Ramen Noodles in a Styrofoam cup. It was pretty fascinating that all you had to do was add hot water, and presto, you had a ready to eat meal in a few minutes. Perfect for an impatient kid! As I got older I started… Continue Reading–>
You’ve been busting your butt, scraping by, trying to save as much as you can into your retirement accounts, but you never feel like it’s enough. Money is such a taboo subject that most of your co-workers don’t feel like opening up about how much they have saved (or how much they wish they would… Continue Reading–>