Every time the market goes down my inbox explodes, my phone buzzes, and my ears tingle with the sense that people are fretting about their IRAs, 401ks, and investments.
Recently, Forbes was looking for an answer to an incredibly important question that millions of millennials/young adults are asking as well.
I was writing an article for recent college graduates about "dipping your toes in investing" and reminded me that, while the steps are conquerable, investing your first $1,000 takes some impetus and some knowledge. Hopefully, the break down below gives you just enough of both.
On the Second Day of Christmas, my true love gave to me, two retirement accounts! Eww..really? These don’t come gift wrapped with a neat bow on top or shiny wrapping paper, but you sure can wrap up a lot of your income into these accounts and present them to your future self. I’m pretty sure that down the line when you start drawing on your retirement funds you will be thrilled with your younger self for this prescient action. Then you'll reach up and pat yourself on the back and say, “Awe shucks, thanks self for lending a hand, that sure was kind.”