There are so many ways in which to invest your money: CDs, stocks, bonds, mutual funds, real estate... Even pork belly futures and gold coins are investments. And there are so many places to put your money: 401(k)s, IRAs, annuities, brokerage accounts, credit unions, and banks. What's right for you?
Well, there's a good financial planning answer to that question: It depends.
There are four main things you need to think about before you can decide how to invest your money: