Saving Early & Letting Time Work for You

The earlier you start pursuing financial goals, the better your outcome may be. As a young investor, you have a powerful ally on your side: time. When you start investing in your twenties or thirties for retirement, you can put it to work for you. The effect of compounding is huge. Many people underestimate it, so it is worth illustrating. Let's take a look using a hypothetical 7% rate of return. How does it work? A simplified example goes like this: Let's take a look using a hypothetical 7% rate of return. After a year, you earn 5% interest, or $5. Another year, another 5%, which adds $5.25 this time. In the third year, your 5% interest earned amounts to $5.51, bringing your balance to $11

Lesser Known Provisions of the SECURE Act

What younger investors need to know. The SECURE Act passed into law in late 2019 and changed several aspects of retirement investing. These modifications included modifying the ability to stretch an Individual Retirement Account (IRA) and changing the age when IRA holders must start taking requirement minimum distributions to 72-years-old.1,2 While those provisions grabbed the headlines, several other smaller parts of the SECURE Act have caught the attention of individuals who are raising families and paying off student loan debt. Here's a look at a few. Changes for college students. For those who have graduate funding, the SECURE Act allows students to use a portion of their income to start

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