I had heard of the term Roth IRA before, but I really did not know anything about it other than it was about saving for retirement. When my ex divorced me though, I knew that it was time that I started taking care of myself. I had relied upon him to handle all financial matters, and I knew that I never wanted to be that dependent on anyone again. I am still young, so there is plenty of time to figure this out, but I wanted to get started sooner rather than later.
Most of my friends had been saving for their retirement for several years at that point, so they were able to advise me of a few things. One told me to go to the same website she had used to get information when she wanted to start saving for retirement, and that turned out to be the best advice that I could have. Continue reading