Do you actually, truly, seriously know the difference between a Roth IRA and a 401(k) and a traditional IRA? Don’t blame you if you don’t! These are the things that no one ever taught us in school but are like, critical to our survival as human adults.
POPSUGAR asked me to write an exclusive piece for them, settling the confusion once and for all! It’s not as fun as my last POPSUGAR piece, but roughly infinity times more practical. Check it out here: Settling the Confusion Between 401(k), IRA, and Roth IRA Accounts — Once and For All.
My goal with this piece is to explain, as clearly as possible, the differences and similarities between the retirement account types and provide guidance as to which one is best for you. If you’re thinking about retirement—which everyone should be b/c shit is expensive—this is where you need to start.
If you care about your financial future, you’re going to have to “choke down this financial brussels sprout” eventually. Might as well do it now! Cheers!