Alright, so I'm looking at a possible IRA in the next year, but I don't have much knowledge on them outside of a guy named Roth and your normal IRA both seem to be helpful in the retirement era. What's some things that you all invest in, what's some brokers you use, and what makes your IRA better than the 40,000 that are out there. Some background info to help with this, we'd like to have a retirement of 1.25 million and we're both scratching into our early thirties so we're still way way way on the other side of that. We're currently sitting at $30,000 in 401k, and have other investments ranging around $12,000. We have liquidity of $8,000 so again we're at the beginning of a good 20 - 30 year journey. My wife might soon be changing her job situation which would change our 401k allocations so I'd like to be prepared to do something about it.