What do I need to know about retirement planning, if I know nothing?
July 8, 2014 7:24 PM Subscribe
I'm late to start investing for retirement (early 30s) and don't know where to begin, other than a vague sense I should invest in mutual funds and maybe bonds and eventually real estate. What do I need to know before putting my money somewhere?
posted by three_red_balloons to Work & Money (13 answers total) 46 users marked this as a favorite
I don't have any debt, but also don't make that much money (especially for the expensive part of the country where I live). I also work as a freelancer, so I don't have the option of employer matching for a 401(k). Should I hire a financial advisor? How much research do I really need to do before picking investments? It's not something I want to spend a lot of time on, and I'd also like to start socking some money away asap. What is the bare minimum I need to know? Is there a good book I should read?