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The Millennial Personal Savings Rate is in. Sound the Alarms!
Mon, 11/17/14 | 11 Comments
The Millennial Personal Savings Rate is in. Sound the Alarms!

When someone asks me to give them one personal finance metric to really focus on that matters more than any other, there is no hesitation in my reply: “personal savings rate“.
No matter which way you …

Labeling the 3 Types of Purchases Makes you a Wiser Consumer
Mon, 11/10/14 | 13 Comments
Labeling the 3 Types of Purchases Makes you a Wiser Consumer

At the simplest level, when you break down everything you buy, or consume, it can all really be distilled in to 3 categories:
1. The stuff you actually need.
2. The stuff you want, that you think …

2015 Tax Brackets & Standard Deductions Increased
Mon, 11/3/14 | 9 Comments
2015 Tax Brackets & Standard Deductions Increased

The IRS just released it’s 2015 tax brackets and standard deduction amounts, and there will be a number of inflation adjustments over the 2014 tax brackets and standard deductions.
As I noted in my open enrollment …

Open Enrollment Deserves your FULL Attention. Here’s Why
Wed, 10/29/14 | 9 Comments
Open Enrollment Deserves your FULL Attention. Here’s Why

Earlier this week, I received a note from my employer’s HR department that open enrollment for 2015 benefit elections had started. I instantly got a little giddy.
Every year, I get geeked out to find out …

2015 Traditional & Roth IRA Contribution Limits
Fri, 10/24/14 | 5 Comments
2015 Traditional & Roth IRA Contribution Limits

2015 Traditional & Roth IRA Maximum Contribution Limits
Unfortunately, 2015 will not bring an increase in the maximum individual retirement account contribution amount. The 2015 maximum IRA contribution limit is still capped at $5,500, the same …

2015 IRS Maximum 401K Contribution Limits Increased
Thu, 10/23/14 | 12 Comments
2015 IRS Maximum 401K Contribution Limits Increased

The IRS 2015 maximum 401K contribution limits have just been officially announced. Unlike with the 2014 maximum 401k contribution limits, there is an increase in limits once again!
The Maximum 401K Contribution in 2015

The 2015 401K maximum …


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