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How Much to Save for Retirement

Saving and investing for retirement doesn't have to be complicated. There are plenty of reputable financial advisors out there to assist you along the way. The key is to determine how much to save for retirement based on what you'll realistically need, and then develop a plan to achieve your goal.

What is a Roth IRA?

When you start saving for retirement, you’ll find that a number of investment accounts are set up to aid you in that regard. You’ll also find that one type of account financial experts recommend a lot is a Roth IRA. What is a Roth IRA, though? What advantages does it offers? Also, how many different kinds of IRAs are out there? 

What Can I Do If My Job Doesn't Offer A 401k?

Most jobs offer some type of benefit above and beyond a steady paycheck. One of the most common types of benefits is the 401(k)—the current retirement plan of choice that lets you put part of your pre-tax dollars into a savings account. Usually a financial planner will then invest this money into one of several portfolios.

Traditional IRA vs. Roth IRA

If you’re thinking about saving for retirement, there are a lot of things to consider. There are many retirement accounts to choose from. Retirement accounts sponsored by the workplace aren’t the only way you can save money. You can also do it through individual retirement accounts, also known as IRAs.

What to Do and Not Do with an Inheritance

Receiving an inheritance can be a great financial opportunity, as well as a challenge. It can also be very emotional since it means that you have lost someone close to you.

How To Invest Like The Wealthy

One of the biggest myths about rich people is that they know some ultra-classified money management secrets that let them make millions of dollars each year.  It should go without saying that a lot of people on the Internet claim to have unearthed these secrets and will gladly reveal them for a modest fee.

Four Questions to Ask When Choosing a Trustee for Your Trust Fund

In previous blog posts, we’ve talked about why a trust fund can help you even if you’re not rich. We’ve also talked about how to set up a trust fund. However, there’s one part of a trust we haven’t talked about. If you want your trust fund to succeed, you’ll need to pick a good trustee. If you don’t, your fund may hurt your beneficiaries more than it helps.

The Difference Between Saving and Investing

Ask almost anyone if they know there’s a difference between saving and investing and they’ll say yes. Ask them if they know what that difference is, though, and you’ll get a lot less positive answers.

Simple Ways to Save and Invest

Establishing a savings account is the best way to help you financially deal with the uncertainties of life, such as job loss or medical expenses, and achieve your financial dreams, like paying for college, purchasing a car, traveling, buying a home or saving for retirement. Below are some simple ways to save and invest in your financial future.

How to Create a Trust Fund

You don’t need to be a millionaire in order to take advantage of a trust fund. If you have a few thousand dollars that you want to make sure helps a person, group or organization, a trust fund is one of the best ways to ensure that money is used for the purpose you intended. How do you create a trust fund, though? What are the first steps you need to take?