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Want to up your game with your 401(k)?Learn what smart retirement moves you can make to optimize your portfolio and save for retirement!
Smart Retirement Moves for Your 401(k)
Last week we look at retirement planning from a high level – figuring out a ballpark of what you’d like your retirement to look like as well as how it fits in with what you’re doing now.
This week we’re focused on a very specific part – figuring out what to invest in when there are plenty of options.
Since I’m not a financial planner and I have no idea of your very specific finances, this episode will cover the process.
In this episode we’ll get into:
- Prioritizing your investments
- Look at whether index funds are really a smart move
- Optimizing your 401(k)
Hope you enjoy!
Resources to Rock Your Retirement
Ready to invest for retirement? Here are some fantastic resources to set things up and help you plan for your retirement together.
- Rock Retirement
- Investing Made Simple
- Free 401(k) Analysis: blooom
- The Secret Sauce to Financial Independence & Early Retirement
- Retirement Answer Man Podcast
- Best Budget and Money Apps: Personal Capital, Tiller, Mint
- Automatic Saving: Qapital
- Jumpstart Your Marriage and Your Money
- Financial Independence and Parenthood
- Setting Up Your Retirement with the Right Tools
- How to Get on the Same Page with Financial Independence
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Looking to retire early or become financially free? Learn the key to investing to be financially independent and how index funds help you stress less and grow your nest egg faster!
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Investing and Financial Independence
We’re here – the final show for the 10 Days & Many Ways to Financial Independence!
After getting into tracking your money, slashing expenses, boosting your savings rate, and earn more, it’s time to look at where to invest.
You might be wondering why I waited until the end to talk about investing – I mean isn’t that the secret sauce to early retirement?
If you speak with or read about those who are already retired, they’ll more than likely tell you that key to retiring early is growing the gap between what you make and what you spend.
Selected Links from the Episode:
Financially Independent Investing
If you want to learn more about index funds and/or investing, here are some resources to checkout:
- Investing Made Simple
- 8 Simple Portfolios
- Why Invest with Index Funds?
- Essential Guide To IRAs and Investing
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Want to easily set-up your retirement accounts without having to stress over it? Certified Public Accountant and author Mike Piper shares how index investing can help your achieve your investing goals.
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Today we’re at #5 of the top 10 episodes of the Couple Money Podcast!
Index Investing and You
Investing can be a tricky subject for many with all the noise out there on what’s stock hot or which mutual is about to rebound.
When I was putting together this episode my goal was to give you a few principles and resources that could get you set up with retirement investing even if you didn’t have a lot of money start off with.
During the interview Mike goes over a few essentials on investing, including:
- advantages of index funds
- what asset allocation is
- when robo-advisors can be helpful
- what to do when your 401(k) doesn’t offer index funds
Hope you enjoy!
Simple and Effective Investing with Mike Piper
Mike Piper has been helping people with their investing and more as a Certified Public Accountant and as personal finance author.
He founded Oblivious Investor and is a contributor to The Wall Street Journal and Money Magazine.
Looking for more information about investing? Please check out his posts on:
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Setting them up was easy and the service has been wonderful with both companies.
Vanguard and Betterment offer you a way to invest effectively and efficiently with index funds and ETFs.