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Ways to Create an IRA

Starting an individual retirement account can seem like a daunting task; however, if you have money to invest and want to save for retirement, it is a viable option. Understanding the difference in the three ways to start an IRA can help you choose the option that is best for you.

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The Smallest Amount of Money Required to Buy Shares

From planning for retirement to preparing for a child’s education, a number of reasons may make moms want to buy shares or look into investing. With many companies offering online trading, you can often buy shares at less expense than you could if you worked with a stock broker. How little money each share costs depends on the company you decide to use for your trades.

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Avoid the April 15th Mad Dash With This Tax Prep Schedule

In eight short weeks, whether you like it or not, your tax return is due. Dont let it sneak up on you. Theres no reason tax time has to be a stressful flurry of last-minute preparations capped off with a sprint to the post office (or accountant). If you take a few little steps each week, youll be pleasantly surprised at how much easier it all comes together on April 15th. But, unless youre a financial-type, you may not be sure how to break down such a daunting task. That is why weve put together this tax prep schedule. Although it may seem like a lot of steps, the average appointment on the following list should take you no more than sixty minutes to complete and many may take less than five. Stick to this schedule and youll be more likely to make it through this tax season gauntlet mistake-free and with sanity in tact.

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Steps for Buying Stocks

Investing in the stock market is not something limited solely to the ultra rich. However, buying stock can be intimidating for novice investors. While there is no “get rich, quick” method to the stock market, with proper research and sound council, learning to invest in the stock market can be a sound part of your financial plan.