Are Roth Accounts a Good Idea?

Are Roth Accounts a Good Idea?

When it comes to saving for retirement, there are two ways to do it. You can either make pre-tax contributions to a Traditional account or after-tax contributions to a Roth account. In this context, I am referring to using a 401k or similar employer-sponsored...
Where do markets go from here?

Where do markets go from here?

As of today (July 14th), the U.S. stock market* is down a little more than 20 percent from its all-time high, having entered a bear market precisely one month ago. Bonds* are not faring well either, and they are down about 10 percent since the start of the year. Both...
What Is Going on With the Markets?

What Is Going on With the Markets?

What is going on with the markets? It’s been a long time since we’ve experienced a typical bear market. As of May 12th, the S&P 500i, an index of the largest public companies in America, is down 21 percent from its January 3rd high. Bonds are making matters worse...