Accounts

If you want to make your money work for you, then you have to make sure it’s in the right account. Some accounts are for retirement, some are for short-term savings, some have tax advantages. Sound confusing? It’s actually not. We swear. Let us show you the way.

What's a 401(k)?

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A 401(k) is an employer sponsored and administered retirement savings plan.

Traditional IRA vs. Roth IRA

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Understand the difference between a Traditional IRA and a Roth IRA and which makes the most sense for you to take advantage of.

Checking vs Savings Account

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What's the difference between a savings and checking account — we compare them both and let you in on the pros and cons of each.

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IRA Contribution Deadline 2019

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Here's everything you need to know about the 2019 IRA contribution deadline.

Checking vs Savings Account

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What's the difference between a savings and checking account — we compare them both and let you in on the pros and cons of each.

What Is a Money Market Account?

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For U.S. savers, money market accounts (MMA) are a popular option. They’re a form of savings account that provide higher returns than traditional savings accounts but boast some of the accessibility features of checking accounts, such as check-writing.

What is a Checking Account?

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You're probably using the humble checking account every day for things like paying rent or buying groceries, but when it comes to finding the right account for you, there's no one-size-fits-all.

How to Open a Roth IRA

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Not sure how to set up one of America's most popular retirement accounts? Opening a Roth IRA is as easy as opening a checking account. Just follow these six steps.

How Much Should I Contribute to My 401(k)

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The question of how much to contribute to your employer retirement plan, whether a 401(k) or some other version, is one that is often asked. We all have other financial priorities and that money can go toward those priorities.