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How Much Should Be In Your 401(k) At 30?

What should your contribute to your 401(k)? How much should you have invested for retirement at 30, 40, 50, etc? These are good questions. Here, I try to answer them, but I should warn you: Personal finance is PERSONAL! The more you can c … [Read more...]

LOYAL3 Review: An Easy, Inexpensive Way To Begin Investing

One of the most common questions I receive is “I want to start investing, but I don’t have a lot of money and I have no idea where to start.” The investing world is intimidating. There are hundreds of brokers to choose from and tens of thousands of … [Read more...]

What To Do When You You’re Over Roth IRA Income Limits

A Roth IRA is a saver's best friend. If you're single and make more than $129,000 per year or married and jointly make more than $191,000 per year, you are over Roth IRA income limits and are no longer eligible to contribute to a Roth. If this … [Read more...]

Personal Capital Review: A Powerful Free App For Independent Investors

Personal Capital is a free online and mobile personal finance and investment management app that’s been garnering a lot of fans both here on Money Under 30 and from Silicon Valley investors. I first found Personal Capital when we went looking for a … [Read more...]

How To Get Started With Sustainable Investing

When you begin investing, you need to learn a few basics about how Wall Street works. The ocean of available investment choices and conflicting advice is distracting and intimidating. Once you understand how to find a few mutual funds or ETFs that … [Read more...]

How Much Should You Contribute To Your 401k?

Ten percent? Twenty percent? More? Recently I wrote about the benefits of both 401ks and IRAs offer. We also looked at the emerging Roth 401k option and when it makes sense for young investors. But everybody’s next question is: “Okay, okay, but … [Read more...]

How To Interview A Financial Advisor: A Proven Script

Hooking up with a good financial advisor can be a lot like finding an ace mechanic: Wherever possible, you’ll want to use word of mouth from trusted friends or family members to find someone who’s ethical, honest and has the experience, if you will, t … [Read more...]

Millennials Who Fall Behind In Saving Will Struggle To Retire

Talk to your parents or your grandparents, and chances are they can describe a past that would sound entirely alien to you: when companies gave employees lifetime jobs, awarded them generous pensions and covered them with low-cost comprehensive … [Read more...]

How To Open Your First IRA

Unfortunately, most of us in our 20s and 30s can't rely on the government or a fixed pension to provide financial security when we grow older. As a result, we face a sobering choice: Save -- often and early so you can one day stop working … [Read more...]

Your Investments Are Up: When To Sell And Take A Profit

Everyone loves a winner. Success in the stock market draws a crowd like a celebrity spotted out shopping -- and it's all the more exciting when you're the one that made the discovery. When a stock or mutual fund you own is up, the last thing … [Read more...]