When investing for retirement, you’re likely to hear a lot of well-meaning guidance from family, friends, and others offering advice–even the media. The following are several general retirement investing rules and related points to consider.
If you’ve lost your job, or are changing jobs, you may be wondering what to do with your 401(k) plan account. You may even have an old 401(k) with a previous employer, either way It’s important to understand your options.
Even before your children can count, they already know something about money: it’s what you have to give the ice cream man to get a cone, or put in the slot to ride the rocket ship at the grocery store. So, as soon as your children begin to handle money, start teaching them how to handle it wisely.
Owning a home outright is a dream that many Americans share. Having a mortgage can be a huge burden, and paying it off may be the first item on your financial to-do list. But competing with the desire to own your home free and clear is your need to invest for retirement, your child’s college education, or some other goal.