Investments made easy
ETF - VOO
Owning stocks means you own small parts of companies.
Buying an ETF is like buying a basket of stocks, so you don't bet only on one company.
These stock-baskets usually follow an index, so have lower fees.
VOO - is an ETF that follows the S&P 500 index, which holds the top 500 US companies. It has low fees and is viewed as a golden standard index.
Bonds are a way for you as an individual to loan money to the US government with a promise of yearly paybacks. It’s a very predictable way to invest, with a modest return.
To make things easy and safe, we focus on investing in US bonds, which means you are loaning your money to the US government.
When buying a bond, you will need to choose how long you want to lend your money for and understand your yearly return
A uniqe type of account created by the government with a magical feature. The money that grows in a Roth IRA can be withdrawn tax free. Though contributions are done with after-tax dollars, the earnings on the contributions, if taken out after you reach 59½ will not owe any taxes.
There are limits on how much you can contribute to a Roth IRA ($6,000/year) and some qualifications based on your income. Yet if you qualify, this is a great account type to use for your long-term investments.
A SEP IRA is a great planned for the self-employed and small businesses. You can contribute up to 20% of your self-employment compensation or $61,000 for tax year 2022, the lesser of the two.
Contributions are tax-deductible, and earnings are tax-deferred, meaning you pay taxes only when you withdraw after you reach 59½.
Geared for the solo business owner (no employees) this plan offers high tax deductible contribution limit up to $61,000 for 2022. Taxes will be paid upon withdrawal after 59½. You can also choose this plan in a Roth version, where you contribute post-tax money, and it grows and withdrawn tax free.
Similar to a Roth IRA, withdrawing any investment earnings before age 59½ will cost you penalties and taxes.