“Should I invest in CDs or a Roth IRA?”
May 19th, 2008 - 31 Comments
[Update]: See below for some great (and controversial) comments debating my stance that bonds are not for young people.
I am a recent college graduate and I want to put the little money I have saved (approx $3,000) into something that will give me good returns over the years. Would you suggest I get CDs or a Roth IRA?
The two are very different.
A Roth IRA is an investment account, but once you get it, you have to put money in it and invest. You can read all about it on my article The World’s Easiest Guide to Retirement Accounts.
A CD is a type of investment, which you can buy inside (or outside) of any investment account. And if you’re wondering what I think about CDs/bonds…
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