Roth IRA

It’s not enough to deposit money in your investment accounts

If you just deposit money in your investment account’s settlement fund and stop there, it could cost you hundreds of thousands of dollars. … Read More

Simple millionaire steps: Max out your Roth IRA

The simplest and most flexible way to build millionaire-level investment wealth is through the Roth IRA. If you can max it out, you should. … Read More

Roth, IRA, 401(k), oh my! How to figure out where to put your investment money

If you’re confused about where to put your investments and in what order, I break it down to a simple order. … Read More

You can still save for retirement after you’ve retired

If your circumstances permit it, you can continue to save for your future for many years after your retirement. We tend to think of retirement as an event. One day you are working, and boom, the next day, you’re retired. … Read MoreRead More

If you were automatically enrolled in an IRA, would you opt-out?

A look at the state-run auto-IRA plans and whether they are a net benefit for employees who don’t have (or utilize) other retirement options. Not everyone has access to a workplace-retirement account like a 401(k). A few years ago, I … Read MoreRead More

The Roth IRA danger zone (part 4): How to withdraw an excess contribution at Vanguard

After having decided to remove my Roth IRA excess contribution, I went through the process at Vanguard for making it happen. More posts in this series: The Roth IRA danger zone (part 1): What to do when you almost make … Read MoreRead More

The Roth IRA danger zone (part 3): How I resolved an excess contribution

With a number of different ways to resolve this problematic situation, here is how I dealt with an excess contribution to a Roth IRA. More posts in this series: The Roth IRA danger zone (part 1): What to do when … Read MoreRead More

The Roth IRA danger zone (part 2): What to do if you contributed too much

So we talked last time about the problems with being on the threshold of the Roth IRA income limits. If you make way too much or way too little, then you know where you stand in terms of being able … Read MoreRead More


The folly of choosing a Roth IRA or Traditional IRA based on tax brackets

If you’re saving for retirement (and you are saving for retirement, or at least working towards it, right?) you have probably been confronted with a choice when it comes to self-directed retirement accounts: Do you use a Roth IRA or a … Read MoreRead More

Train track junctions

6 example ways to invest your 15%

Save 15% for retirement. You’ve heard it all before. And now you know how you determine how to determine which investment vehicles comprise that 15%. But with so many different options and scenarios, it’s easy to get lost. So here … Read MoreRead More