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Young farmers plant seeds for a sustainable retirement

Josh Carter and his wife, Dana Bishop, are young farmers living their dream of working the land in a sustainable fashion. As their savings grew, their parents referred them to a financial advisor, who recommended they take advantage of their employer-sponsored Roth 401(k), set up individual Roth IRAs, and make automatic contributions to a taxable mutual fund.

Video recorded June 2013


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