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6 Open Enrollment Season Must-Do’s
Tue, 10/30/12 | 10 Comments
6 Open Enrollment Season Must-Do’s

What is Open Enrollment?
November is open enrollment season (a.k.a. “annual enrollment” or simply “open season”) – an important time of the year for employees to review their benefit elections.
Open enrollment usually rolls around just once …

CEO’s Threatening Job & Pay Cuts Based on Election Results? Yep, It’s Happening
Mon, 10/29/12 | 29 Comments
CEO’s Threatening Job & Pay Cuts Based on Election Results? Yep, It’s Happening

This is not a partisan rant. Rather, it’s a critique of a particular disturbing behavior that both sides of the aisle can and probably will be guilty of.
Nothing is as closely correlated to your personal …

2013 Traditional & Roth IRA Maximum Contribution Limits Increase for First Time in Years
Tue, 10/23/12 | 21 Comments
2013 Traditional & Roth IRA Maximum Contribution Limits Increase for First Time in Years

Last week I noted the increase of the 2013 maximum 401K contribution.
At the same time, the IRS also announced that the 2013 IRA maximum contribution and income limits were increasing as well, and it’s a …

The 2 Things Everyone should do to Lower Heating Costs this Winter
Mon, 10/22/12 | 17 Comments
The 2 Things Everyone should do to Lower Heating Costs this Winter

Fall is my favorite time of year.
Michigan’s fall climate brings vivid changing colors, crisp cool mornings, and a reprieve from the muggy-swamp-ass-humid summer months. That’s Pure Michigan.
But one thing I don’t love is the ensuing …

2013 Maximum 401K Contribution Increased
Thu, 10/18/12 | 41 Comments
2013 Maximum 401K Contribution Increased

Update: the 2014 maximum 401K contribution has since been announced

The IRS 2013 401K maximum was officially announced, and just like last year, there’s an increase in the 401K contribution limit once again!
The Maximum 401K Contribution in 2013

The …

Why Eyeglasses are so Expensive & how you can Pay Less
Tue, 10/16/12 | 28 Comments
Why Eyeglasses are so Expensive & how you can Pay Less

Ever wonder why eyeglasses are so expensive?
60 Minutes had a really interesting piece on the Italian eyeglass manufacturer, Luxottica that helps explain why.
Luxottica manufactures just about every designer eyeglass brand in the market – Gucci, …


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