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An individual retirement arrangement, or IRA account, is a good way to build up a fund and get tax advantages at the same time. But there are some restrictions as to who can get them, how much can be deposited and how much is deductible ...
Roth IRAs are so lucrative that it can be tempting to forgo other options, like your company’s 401(k), when planning for retirement. But you can — and in most cases, should — contribute to both a 401(k) and a Roth IRA. You just need to prioritize those contributions wisely ...
Planning for retirement requires thinking about variables such as when you plan to stop working, how long you expect to have a mortgage and whether you’ll be supporting elderly parents — and what all of that might cost ...
A brokerage account allows you to buy and sell everything from stocks and bonds to mutual funds, currency, futures and options contracts, depending on the broker. Over the long term, the return on a diversified investment portfolio is much greater than a savings account interest rate, which likely won’t beat inflation.