Some people just love handling their finances. The Wall Street Journal and Barrons are their favorite bedside reading, and they wouldn't dream of turning in for the night without one last glance at how the stock market finished the day.
The figures out last year show that the average amount of student loan debt a student graduates with is $18,625. Most graduates are carrying multiple student loans from multiple sources, and the cost and complexity of managing them can become overwhelming, especially if they are unable to secure steady employment with sufficient cash flow to make the payments.
If any good came out of the financial crisis and the Great Recession, it is that it made many of us become more financially literate and more aware of the need to pay attention to our finances. We now think before making purchases and we are better at prioritizing our expenditures.
We're just a month away from the mid-year point, believe it or not. As a half-time refresher of sorts, I wanted to share some information on all things IRA. The following infographic from Max Retire Rules covers the high-points on the four types of IRA - Roth, Traditional, Simple, and SEP
The nice thing about this piece is that in addition to covering the basics of how each IRA functions, there is also updated limit information for 2013. This can come in handy as you contemplate your contributions now or in the future for the 2013 tax year.