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Savings bonds for beginners: How do they work and where can I buy them?

Savings bonds are an interest-earning investment option backed by the full faith of the government. They aren’t a fast-appreciating investment per se, but they help protect the value of your money against high rates of inflation, and can be an important component of a well-diversified portfolio.

Should I Contribute More To My 401k?

You may already know that you should contribute as much to your 401k plan as your employer will match. But when is it time to increase your 401k contributions? And how do you decide between adding more to your 401k or funding an IRA?

IRA vs. 401(k): Key differences and how to choose

401(k)s are employer-sponsored retirement plans. They have high annual contribution limits, and many employers match employees’ 401(k) contributions — effectively giving them free money. But 401(k)s have limited investment options compared to IRAs, which may stifle some investors.