The His and Her Money Show

Saving money for retirement may not be the first thing on everybody's mind. It seems pretty far down the road to be worrying about it now, but it's never too soon to start taking steps towards financial independence, now or for the future. Here at His & Her Money, one of the things we stress the most is the power of smart investing, and our favorite way to get started on the right path is through 401ks. You may not put that much thought into your employer's 401k, but we hope this episode gives you something to think about!

On today's episode of The His & Her Money Show, we decided to bring in Chris Costello, a 401k expert, for an in-depth conversation on investment and saving for retirement, and how the answer to getting started could be right in front of you this whole time. Chris has been deep in the financial services community since 1995, and as the CEO and co-founder of Blooom, he's an invaluable resource of practical financial advice. Today he's breaking down investments, 401k, personal finances, and generating long-term wealth - this is one you won't want to miss!

Chris and his Blooom co-founder Kevin were working well as financial and wealth advisers when they branched out and started their own firm in 2004, but they were growing frustrated with the fact that those who needed financial advising the most weren't often able to get it - the final straw was when Chris realized his own parents, even though they were his clients, didn't even qualify for the firm that they'd created. It was time to make a real change, and ultimately that was where Blooom was born.

Blooom's goal is to help everyone and anyone to understand and utilize their 401k. They offer incredible tools and advice and, most importantly, financial peace of mind. Today Chris walks us through some big steps and gives incredible practical advice, tips, and tricks, but it's just the tip of the 401k iceberg and there's so much more to learn with Blooom. So what are YOU waiting for?


  • What a 401k is and how to use them to generate long-term wealth
  • Investment do's and don'ts
  • Traditional 401k vs. Roth 401k
  • Debt and what to do with it before and during the investment process


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