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    It’s National Save for Retirement Week 2012! A week dedicated to building knowledge and taking action toward securing your retirement. Each day this week we are going to look at a different contributing factor to retirement and help you increase your understanding of it so that you can take action and be prepared. Today we are looking at investing.

    You don’t have to have saved a lot of money to start investing, and you don’t have to be a financial guru to start making smart investment decisions. Some good, basic information can go a long way. Whether you have $25 or $2,500 to spare, there are smart ways to invest your money to build your retirement savings. Once you have money saved up, it can be hard to decide where to invest your funds in order to see the greatest returns. There are many options, including I Bonds, mutual funds, CDs and IRAs. To learn more about these options, read through WISER’s guide, “I’m Ready to Save, Now What?”

    Read over our Investment 101 fact sheet to get a feeling for the three basic places you can invest your money: cash, bonds and stocks. Want to better understand the difference between a traditional IRA and a Roth IRA? You can find that information here on the WISER Roth IRA fact sheet. Listen to our five-minute podcastsInvesting through Mutual Funds” and “Take Stock of Your Investment Options!” to learn more about mutual funds and how they work, as well as the difference between stocks, bonds, and cash investment options, and the investment risks that come with each. Also listen to our “Why How Long You Have until Retirement Matterspodcast to learn how your retirement horizon should play into your investment decisions.

    If you still want more information, peruse WISER’s Saving & Investing web page. And come back tomorrow when we go over the basics of money management to help you find even more ways to save.

     

     

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    WISER is a nonprofit organization that works to help women, educators and policymakers understand the important issues surrounding women's retirement income. WISER creates a variety of consumer publications including fact sheets, booklets and a quarterly newsletter that explain in easy-to-understand language the complex issues surrounding Social Security, divorce, pay equity, pensions, savings and investments, banking, home-ownership, long-term care and disability insurance.

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