I’m super excited about the new Sharebuilder site that’s going to be launched soon. I’d even share the video with you if I could figure out how
With the new tagline, “Invest your money, not your life” I feel a sigh of relief leave my lips. Because investing is kind of difficult on the site. From finding news to looking up the right screens for this, that, or the other thing…a simplification is not only much appreciated but coming at the perfect time.
Because I am pretty sure I’m going to be signing up for the $12/mo. paid plan soon. We’re looking to open one last account (in addition to the Smarty Pig account and the ING Direct savings account and the Invisible IRA™ I need to transfer over into Sharebuilder) – I need an IRA. Not the Invisible IRA™ that is over at Charles Schwab making me f-all for money, oh no, I need an IRA that I’m in control of, that I’m putting money into regularly and that has a sweet mix of individual stocks and mutual funds.
Because mama wants to own some Google stock. Are there international lawsuits? Yes! Are there problems here in the US? Yes! Does that mean Google can’t be the next Berkshire Hathaway? HECK no!
But at $600 a share I can’t just wander up and buy 100 shares. I’m not THAT flush, my friends. But I could dollar-cost-average my way to owning some and that’s what I intend to do.
So I’m excited. The new iPhone app looked nice, the system looks easier to navigate and I can’t wait to sink my teeth into those research tools.
How about you? Do you have a self-directed IRA? Who do you use?