The layers of investing: Why “IRA vs Index Funds” doesn’t make sense

I think getting these different “layers” confused is the absolute number one most common confusion in investing. So let’s walk through what happens when you invest.⁣⁣1. You go to a brokerage website (e.g. Vanguard.com)⁣2. You open an account (e.g. a Roth IRA)… now your Roth IRA is with/inside of Vanguard.⁣3. You contribute money to your […]