Traditional IRA vs Roth IRA

Traditional IRA vs Roth IRA

The acronym IRA stands for Individual Retirement Account and it represents one of the most flexible retirement options available to most people. When compared to a typical 401(k), 403(b) or other retirement savings plan provided by some employers, the IRA allows a...
Will CDs Make a Comeback

Will CDs Make a Comeback

According to the Wikipedia definition: A certificate of deposit (CDs) is a time deposit, a financial product commonly sold in the United States and elsewhere by banks, thrift institutions, and credit unions. CDs were in vogue during the 1980s in the U.S. because they...
Planning for Financial Crises

Planning for Financial Crises

Financial downturns are a fact of life no matter where you live. No economic system is immune to economic crises as can be seen by a quick scan of recent history. And yet, most of us are averse to the harsh change that economic peaks and valleys bring. We long for...
Managing Your Spending with Mint

Managing Your Spending with Mint

Controlling personal finance can be very complex these days. The number and types of debts, investments and other obligations have ballooned in the past 30 years. Keeping up with budgeting and spending is a constant source of stress for many people because of the...