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All you Need to Know About Limiting your Expenses
Sun, 07/26/09 | 11 Comments
All you Need to Know About Limiting your Expenses

Visualeconomics.com recently posted a visual display of the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics report that shows where each U.S. household spends their money. Sadly, but not surprisingly, an amazing 51.7% of $49,638 in annual expenses …

How Much can My Employer Contribute to my 401K?
Tue, 07/21/09 | 33 Comments
How Much can My Employer Contribute to my 401K?

401K Employer Maximum Contributions
I’d like to clear up a very common 401K misconception surrounding maximum contribution limits.
Question: The IRS maximum 401K contribution limit for 2014 is $17,500. But what exactly does this mean? Does this …

5 Ways that Personal Finance Mirrors the Tour de France
Sun, 07/19/09 | 10 Comments
5 Ways that Personal Finance Mirrors the Tour de France

The Tour de France has sucked me in over the last few weeks. Yeah, I know, “just guys riding bikes” – I’ve heard it many times before as I keep coming up empty trying to …

Student Loan Rate Cut Opportunities
Wed, 07/15/09 | 5 Comments
Student Loan Rate Cut Opportunities

Whether you’ve graduated recently or you’re thinking about going back to school, there are some appealing rate cuts that you could take advantage of. This is potentially a great opportunity to strategically slice your interest …

What would you do with a Financial Windfall?
Mon, 07/13/09 | 11 Comments
What would you do with a Financial Windfall?

Not all of us are lucky enough to come across a windfall in our lives – be it lottery winnings, a lot of luck in investing, a huge inheritance, or some other method. But just …

5 Best Ways to Absolutely Destroy your Personal Finances
Sun, 07/5/09 | 13 Comments
5 Best Ways to Absolutely Destroy your Personal Finances

Bad Personal Finances
Most of the advice you’ll find on this blog is geared towards best practices when it comes to your personal finances. Not this one, my friends. Through personal experience and witnessing worst practices …


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