Saving and Investing

Many pink piggy banksIt's critical for everyone to save and invest money, even if you can only afford to save a little.  You'll need the money to pay for unplanned expenses, major purchases and your retirement.  You may also want to help pay for your chidrens' education.  Here is helpful information to help you figure out how to save, how to invest and how much money you'll need to save.

401k and 403b Retirement Plans - 401k and 403b retirement plans offer lots of pre-tax investment options and are a great way to save for retirement.

College 529 Savings Plan - Learn the advantages and disadvantages of using 529 plans vs. pre-paid tuition plans to save for your child's college education.

How Much to Save for Retirement - Do you have a retirement plan?  It's important to create a plan based on how you will invest and how much money you will need.

Individual Retirement Accounts (IRAs) - Learn if investing in a Traditional IRA or Roth IRA makes sense for you.

Investment Scams - Tips to help avoid becoming the victim of an investment scam, including pyramid schemes, Ponzi schemes, stock promotions and e-mail offers.

Planning for Emergencies - Making savings a priority each pay day will enable you to successfully save money for major purchases, retirement or other financial goals.

Savings Accounts - You can choose from several different types of savings accounts, each with their own features and benefits.

Social Security - When planning for retirement, it's important to understand the amount you can expect to receive from Social Security and how old you must be to qualify.

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