Monday Shout Out: The Roth IRA Edition

Last week, on March 27th, we saw a major financial movement unfold in front of our eyes called the Roth IRA Movement. Organized by Jeff Rose who owns the Good Financial Cents blog, this movement got featured on major publications such as the Huffington Post and the Wall Street Journal!


Now, don’t write it off as some geeky financial thing, this stuff is actually very useful. Over 140 different blogs and publications wrote about the Roth IRA to bring awareness to this great investment tool. There were many great articles to read and so much to learn. So for this edition of Monday Shout Outs, I’m going to highlight some of my favorite articles from the Roth IRA movement last week and help you guys learn more through the process.

Top Articles of The Week

What is a Roth IRA? [Thousandaire]
Let’s start with the basics. What the heck is a Roth IRA and how does it work anyway? I’m loving this super simple video that Kevin has produced to break it all down for you. Give it a watch to catch up to speed.

10 Reasons Why I Love The Roth IRA  [Bible Money Matters]
Now, let’s talk about some of the reasons why investing in the  Roth IRA is so great for your retirement.

A Beginner’s Guide to a Roth IRA [Careful Cents]
Are you convinced about the benefits of the Roth IRA? Hope so! Let’s start with the basics and learn a little bit about how to actually invest in a Roth IRA.

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Roth IRA vs Traditional IRA [Adaptu]
Now, if you’re curious about the difference between the Roth IRA and the regular kind, check out this article to help set yourself straight.

The Ultimate IRA Cheat Sheet [The Frugal Toad]
And here’s a nifty infographic that helps you quickly understand the technical differences between the Roth and the traditional IRA.

Young and Broke? Open a Roth IRA [Ask Liz Weston]
Liz Weston of MSN Money explains why opening a Roth IRA is an excellent choice for younger retirement investors.

11 Unusual Roth IRA Strategies [My Dollar Plan]
Are you already an avid user of the Roth IRA? This post will provide you with some interesting advanced techniques to maximize on its potential.

Setup an IRA in Under 10 Minutes [Money Smart Life]
Getting overwhelmed with all the info? Don’t worry, Ben Edwards will help you sort through it all in bite sized chunks.

And there you have it. I hope you all learned something new and will consider how opening up a Roth IRA can potentially benefit you.

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  • Jenna from Adaptu

    Thanks for mentioning Adaptu!  Great job everyone!