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2014 Maximum IRA Contributions Announced
Thu, 10/31/13 | 4 Comments
2014 Maximum IRA Contributions Announced

Update: the 2016 maximum IRA contributions have since been released if you are looking for current information. You can also find the the 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2015 maximums at those links.
2014 Maximum Roth & …

2014 Maximum 401K Contribution Limit Announced
Thu, 10/31/13 | 9 Comments
2014 Maximum 401K Contribution Limit Announced

Update: the 2015 maximum 401K contribution and 2016 401K maximum contribution amounts have now been released since this post was written. What follows is for 2014.
The Maximum 401K Contribution in 2014
The IRS 401K maximum contribution has …

Amazon Raises its Free Shipping Threshold: what it Means for Amazon Shoppers & Everyone Else
Wed, 10/30/13 | 11 Comments
Amazon Raises its Free Shipping Threshold: what it Means for Amazon Shoppers & Everyone Else

Last week, Amazon raised it’s free Super Saver shipping threshold from $25 to $35. The previous $25 minimum order to qualify for free shipping was in place for more than a decade.
For those who buy …

Is Organic Food a “Luxury”?
Wed, 10/23/13 | 18 Comments
Is Organic Food a “Luxury”?

An interesting discussion ensued last week on my cheap vs. quality vs. luxury post on organic food and whether or not it is a “luxury”.
In the post, I had given an example of a cheap …

Why Personal Finance is so Taboo
Mon, 10/21/13 | 13 Comments
Why Personal Finance is so Taboo

When you stop to think about it – there are very few things in this country that are more taboo to talk about than personal finance.
We rarely talk about our income (especially at our places …

Cheap Vs. Quality & Quality Vs. Luxury
Wed, 10/16/13 | 13 Comments
Cheap Vs. Quality & Quality Vs. Luxury

If you want to be smart about personal finance you have to understand the difference between cheap, quality, and luxury in order to make wise purchasing decisions.
On the surface, this seems easy. But it takes …


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