The 401(k) retirement plan, first popularized in the 1980s, is an excellent way to put aside money for retirement. Like other retirement plans — traditional IRA or Roth IRA — a 401(k) invests your money in a customized mix of individual stocks, money-market funds and bonds to maximize your return. But which type of retirement […]
Did your plan to put money into a retirement account for 2016 fall flat? Don’t worry – you still have time! While automatic contributions deducted straight from your paycheck throughout the year is the easiest way to build your retirement account, there are other ways to save.
Is it possible to make cake when your savings and investments take a beating? When I was a young mom and my husband was on deployment with his military unit, there was always something “new” popping up in our house. On this occasion, I was carrying a load of clean laundry down the hall, when […]