Retirement Savings (401K, Roth IRA, Traditional IRA) vs. Being Liquid for Future Real Estate Investments
As I am in the early stages of my career (21 y.o.), I am having difficult time understanding how much to put towards retirement if I hope to one day invest in real estate on the asset level (maybe even raise money... hopefully). I currently have stashed away $6k in my Roth IRA but as I start working this year, I think I should invest in my 401k up until employer match (vests on a 5-year schedule) and save the rest in high interest savings(0.5% currently), Series I Savings Bonds (7.12%), CDs, etc. Luckily, I am extremely blessed to not have a student debt burden and understand that I am very grateful to be in a privileged position.
I would love to hear any advice you have on this topic and gain some insight into personal finance. Thanks in advance!