Do It Yourself or Pay for White Glove Treatment?

When opening your own investment accounts, you have a choice between two major types of companies:  Full Service or Discount Brokerage.  Which is right for you?   Full Service brokerage, like full service anything, will generally cost you more, but with the promise of more personalized attention.  Things like trading, money management, and investment choices…

Saving for College – Roth IRA vs. 529 Plan

There are a lot of ways to look at funding college for your kids.  There is the I-Paid-My-Way-and-Junior-Can-Too.  There is the parental guilt trip of putting away any extra money and forgoing retirement savings so young Betty Sue can go to Harvard without lifting a financial finger.  Most of us will fall somewhere in the…