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The Maximum HSA Contributions for 2015 & 2016
Mon, 07/27/15 | 2 Comments
The Maximum HSA Contributions for 2015 & 2016

The IRS recently published an inflation adjustment increase to the maximum HSA contribution for 2016 over the 2015 maximum HSA contribution limit. More specifically, the family contribution maximum will increase while the individual contribution maximum …

Win the Lottery or Have the Perfect Job?
Mon, 07/20/15 | 13 Comments
Win the Lottery or Have the Perfect Job?

Someone recently posed an interesting brain teaser to me,
“Would you rather win the lottery or have the perfect job?”
Details were lacking, and it got me thinking (which was probably the point):
“Perfect by whose standards? And …

All Successful Financial Goals Should Start with This
Mon, 07/6/15 | 12 Comments
All Successful Financial Goals Should Start with This

There are an endless variety of financial goals that you can set out to achieve.
Some can be very short term, i.e. “I’m not going to spend a dollar today.”
Some can take a little more planning …

The ACA (Obamacare) Survives. But is it Actually Working?
Tue, 06/30/15 | 17 Comments
The ACA (Obamacare) Survives. But is it Actually Working?

With last Thursday’s ACA Supreme Court ruling confirming that Congress intended to include subsidies for those on the federal exchange in addition to state exchanges, the ACA has now survived an election, two Supreme Court …

457B: The Mysterious Retirement Plan that could Turbo-charge your Retirement Savings
Mon, 06/22/15 | 10 Comments
457B: The Mysterious Retirement Plan that could Turbo-charge your Retirement Savings

In the wake of my wife getting a better job, I thought it would be wise to read through all of her new employer’s benefit plan details. Standard fare, when all of a sudden, something …

The Problem with Mainstream Personal Finance Gurus (and the 10% Rule)
Mon, 05/4/15 | 35 Comments
The Problem with Mainstream Personal Finance Gurus (and the 10% Rule)

A while back, I was in a job interview for a different role at my present employer. The interviewer, who knew of my personal finance writing background, concluded his round of questioning with this:
“So, what …


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