• Finance Basics,  Retirement

    What are Inflation Protected Securities?

    Earlier I introduced the concept of the inflation protected securities when I wrote about Bogleheads’ investment strategies. Treasury Inflation Protected Securities (TIPS) can be purchased at www.treasurydirect.gov, in $100 increments (minimum $100 purchase) and are available in 5, 10 and 30-year…

  • Retirement

    Where should I be investing my retirement savings?

    That’s a great question – and the answer is likely to depend on whom you ask; however, among the honest investment advisors there are some common themes: Start early, invest regularly, take advantage of tax privileged accounts (401K, IRAs, etc.),…

  • Retirement

    All About IRAs

    Traditional IRA vs Roth IRA What if you don’t have a 401K (403b, a “Simple IRA” or a or a SOLO 401K) at work? Or maybe you don’t like the available plan options. There are still tax-advantaged ways you can…

  • Retirement

    Max Out That Retirement Account

    Assuming that your have access to a 401K, 403b, a “Simple IRA” or a or a SOLO 401K, stuff money in that account and the government will pay back 24% of what you save! How is this possible? The government…

  • Retirement

    Who wants to be a Millionaire?

    Let’s talk about retirement.  If you are planning on social security to fund your retirement – think again.  Not because social security will be bankrupt before you retire. Social security is one of the most popular federal programs and likely…