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Will Obama’s Student Loan Relief Plan Help you & Our Country?
Mon, 10/31/11 | 17 Comments
Will Obama’s Student Loan Relief Plan Help you & Our Country?

We have a tuition inflation problem in this country. As a result, we have a student loan debt problem as well.
Student debt was higher than credit card debt for the first time ever in 2010 …

2012 Traditional & Roth IRA Maximum Contribution Limits
Mon, 10/24/11 | 3 Comments
2012 Traditional & Roth IRA Maximum Contribution Limits

Update: the 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 maximum IRA contribution and income limits have since been announced.
Last week, I reported the IRS announcement of the 2012 maximum 401K contribution limit increase. Right after, a few readers …

2012 IRS Maximum 401K Contribution Increase Announced
Fri, 10/21/11 | 56 Comments
2012 IRS Maximum 401K Contribution Increase Announced

Update: The 2015 maximum 401K contribution has since been announced. The 2013, 2014, and 2016 401K maximum contribution amounts have also now been released since this post was written. What follows is for 2012.
The IRS 2012 …

The 10 Best Interview Tips (from a Real Interviewer)
Thu, 10/20/11 | 10 Comments
The 10 Best Interview Tips (from a Real Interviewer)

Over the past year or so, I have dipped my toes into the interviewing process at my employer. Yep, I’m the actual real interviewer referenced in the headline. And I want to get real with …

4 Banks where Checking Accounts & Debit Cards are Still Free
Mon, 10/17/11 | 18 Comments
4 Banks where Checking Accounts & Debit Cards are Still Free

The large banks have started charging (or have increased) monthly fees for checking accounts and debit cards. They are begging to lose your business. I’ll highlight some banks and other alternatives that you can switch …

How the Internet has Hurt the American Economy
Mon, 10/3/11 | 15 Comments
How the Internet has Hurt the American Economy

The Internet, with all its benefits, has really hurt the American economy. It’s a little theory of mine. Here is how I came to that conclusion…
The Lost Decade+
Since 2000, right about the same time the …


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