However old you are, the time to start saving for retirement is NOW. The alphabet soup of retirement accounts can be confusing, but it’s not as hard as it seems. Learn how to open your first IRA in three easy steps.
Motif is an alternative online broker that allows you to invest in buckets of up to 30 stocks for just $9.95 per trade. You can choose from pre-made motifs or create your own mini mutual fund of stocks you select. Motif allows beginning investors to diversify their portfolios for far less than paying trade commissions on individual stocks.
If you want to start investing, you need at least a couple grand to get you going, right? Brokers have minimum opening deposits, and then you need to buy enough shares of stock to justify paying trade commissions. Although that may be true at many online stock brokers, it’s not the case with ShareBuilder. ShareBuilder […]
I’ve been bugging my wife to open an individual retirement account (IRA) in addition to her state retirement plan. Of course, she’s looking to me for the basics like…”OK, where do I open the account?” Easy question; tricky answer. I’ve held IRAs in two places. A few years back I rolled over a 401(k) to […]
Finding the right stock broker can be overwhelming. There is a glut of brokerage companies out there—both online and full service—and each service claims to be the best. So how, exactly, can you tell which broker is right for you? As you approach shopping for a new broker, you need to decide which services you […]