Elizabeth Ayoola is a NerdWallet personal finance writer. She graduated from King's College London with a master's in environment, politics and globalization, and she has over 10 years of writing experience. Her journey to finance writing started with a goal to learn as much as she could about how to attain financial freedom and share information with others about how to do it, too. This led her to Debt.com, where she covered topics relating to mortgages, debt and credit. Her articles have appeared on platforms like The Associated Press, Essence, The Knot, MSN, Parents.com, Yahoo and PopSugar.
- Education: M.A. in environment, politics and globalization from King's College London
- Previous experience: Debt.com
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Axos Managed Portfolios Review 2023: Pros, Cons and How It Compares
Axos Managed Portfolios offers inexpensive investment management, and allows more portfolio customization than most robo-advisors.
SoFi Automated Investing Review 2023: Pros, Cons and How It Compares
SoFi Automated Investing's range of low-cost ETFs and free management make it an attractive option for cost-conscious investors.
Wealthfront Review 2023: Pros, Cons and How It Compares
With Wealthfront, you get low-cost access to a diverse investment lineup, excellent planning tools and a variety of tax-saving strategies. The company also offers access to individual stocks for DIY investors.
How to Find an Old 401(k) — and What to Do With It
When you leave a company your money ends up in one of three places: where you left it, in a new account or with the state’s unclaimed property funds.
The Average 401(k) Balance by Age
It's fun to compare 401(k) balance averages, but they won't tell you much about your own retirement readiness.
How to Save for Retirement
We'll show you which retirement accounts may work for you, then walk through how to figure out how much to save.
What Is the Full Retirement Age for Social Security?
The age at which you retire can have a big impact on your finances. Here's what you need to know.
What Is an Individual Retirement Account (IRA)?
An IRA offers a tax-advantaged way to save for retirement. You can choose from a traditional, Roth, SEP or SIMPLE IRA.
What Is a Roth IRA? Rules, Benefits & How to Invest
A Roth IRA is an individual retirement account that offers tax-free investment growth. As long as the Roth IRA rules and conditions are followed, your distributions in retirement are not subject to federal taxes.
5 Self-Employed Retirement Plans to Consider
There are five main choices for the self-employed or small-business owners: an IRA (traditional or Roth), a Solo 401(k), a SEP IRA, a SIMPLE IRA or a defined benefit plan.
Best Retirement Plans of 2023: Choose the Right Account for You
Here's how to find the best retirement plans to save for your future.
Investment Diversification: What It Is and How To Do It
Diversification is the act of spreading investment dollars across a range of assets to reduce investment risk.
41 Places to Get Birthday Freebies and Discounts
Benihana, Redbox and Sephora are among the companies that offer special savings.
Backdoor Roth IRA: What It Is and How to Set One Up
A backdoor Roth IRA lets you convert a traditional IRA to a Roth, even if your income is too high for a Roth IRA.