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8 Financial Mistakes that Lead to the Post-Grad Blues
Mon, 12/29/08 | 9 Comments
8 Financial Mistakes that Lead to the Post-Grad Blues

Student Finances: A Modern Day Tragedy
My apologies for those of you I sucked in by invigorating memories of dried noodles and chicken-like scents – this post will not encourage Ramen noodle eating (but it certainly …

ETF’s Versus Index Funds & the 5 Big Differences to Consider
Sun, 12/21/08 | 9 Comments
ETF’s Versus Index Funds & the 5 Big Differences to Consider

ETF’s or Index Funds: An Epic Battle
ETF’s (exchanged traded funds) and index funds. The comparison between the two is kind of like deciding to pull over to a restaurant that you see off the side …

Does your 401k Plan Offer the Elusive Self-Directed Brokerage Option?
Wed, 12/17/08 | 10 Comments
Does your 401k Plan Offer the Elusive Self-Directed Brokerage Option?

The other day I was searching through the 401k section of my employer’s intranet and was shocked and delighted to find that employees are now offered a self-directed brokerage option through Vanguard. I have been …

5 Easy Steps to Eliminate your Junk Mail
Sun, 12/14/08 | 11 Comments
5 Easy Steps to Eliminate your Junk Mail

In a recent post, I covered how to organize mail and paperwork. What I didn’t highlight was how to eliminate all of that annoying junk mail from even arriving in your mailbox. Getting rid of …

IRS Maximum Allowed 401k Contribution Increases in 2009
Fri, 12/12/08 | 28 Comments
IRS Maximum Allowed 401k Contribution Increases in 2009

Update: the 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016 401K maximum contribution amounts have now been released since this post was written. What follows is for 2009.
The IRS maximum allowed 401K contribution will increase …

A Complete Guide to Effectively Organizing your Paperwork & Mail
Tue, 12/9/08 | 12 Comments
A Complete Guide to Effectively Organizing your Paperwork & Mail

How to Organize Paperwork
We’d all like to think that we’re at or near going paperless (and perhaps a few of us are). However, the truth is that most of us still receive enough snail mail …


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