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2015 Traditional & Roth IRA Contribution Limits
Fri, 10/24/14 | No Comment
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 | 5 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 …

Wedding Expenses and Marriage Succes? Now We Have Data
Mon, 10/20/14 | 17 Comments
Wedding Expenses and Marriage Succes? Now We Have Data

You may already know that I’m not a big fan of materialistic wedding expenses. More specifically, I think that the average cost of a wedding is stupidly high ($29,858 last year) and the average engagement …

Ask Your CEO for a Raise for 300,000 Co-Workers (& Other Ways to End up at the Bottom of the Sea)
Mon, 10/13/14 | 11 Comments
Ask Your CEO for a Raise for 300,000 Co-Workers (& Other Ways to End up at the Bottom of the Sea)

In case you missed it, here’s a fun little story for you. Wells Fargo (a massive top 4 bank headquartered in San Francisco) made the news last week, with a rather intriguing story.
One of its …

Prepaid Cell Plan Hacking: $7 Per Month and a Nice Phone?
Mon, 10/6/14 | 20 Comments
Prepaid Cell Plan Hacking: $7 Per Month and a Nice Phone?

For years, my wife had maintained her cell phone service with Net10 (one of the big prepaid MVNO carriers).
Even though it was dirt cheap at just $16.44 per month (including regulatory fees), it had been …

Why you Are Not Taking your Paid Vacation Days, but SHOULD (Damnit!)
Mon, 09/29/14 | 14 Comments

Previous generations of workers fought their butts off for paid vacation leave. Some succeeded in getting this essential employee benefit from their employers. Others did not.
As a matter of fact, to this very day, the …


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