Saving and investing doesn’t have to be complicated. Check out these resources:
- MyMoney.gov: Offers tools to help you find the right bank for you as well as beginner guides to financial statements and investing.
- Family Assets for Independence in Minnesota: Programs designed to give low-income workers the opportunity to save for a house, education, or starting your own business.
- Rutgers Cooperative Extension: A free home study course entitled Investing For Your Future designed for beginning investors.
- Feed the Pig: Saving tips from the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
There may be loans for education and home ownership, but there aren’t any loans when it comes to your retirement. Learn what you need to do to save for your golden years.
- U.S. Department of Labor: The top 10 things you need to do to retire.
- myRA video: A new retirement savings account from the U.S. Department of the Treasury that’s easy for savers — and simple for employers to help their employees sign up.
- myRA signup video: This video tells you how to enroll in easy steps.
- FINRA Retirement Calculator: Use this calculator to plan your investing strategy now so you will have enough to see you through your retirement years. Revisit this site and update your calculations every 3-5 years since the assumptions you make are likely to change.
- SocialSecurity.gov: A calculator to help estimate your benefits from Social Security. Uses actual Social Security earnings record.
- What You Should Know about Your Retirement Plan: Helps you understand your retirement plan and explains what information you should review periodically.
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: Use this tool to research the professional backgrounds of current and former FINRA-registered firms and brokers. It should be the first resource you turn to when choosing whether to start or continue doing business with a particular broker or firm.