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2011 Flexible Spending Account Changes to Consider for Open Enrollment
Thu, 11/18/10 | 2 Comments
2011 Flexible Spending Account Changes to Consider for Open Enrollment

This time of year, most employers offer ‘open enrollment‘ (aka annual enrollment). It is a period of time where you can change your benefit elections.
And it is usually the only time during the year that …

The TRUE Cost of Bottled Water Vs. Tap Water (& Comparative Purity & Taste Test Results)
Tue, 11/16/10 | 28 Comments
The TRUE Cost of Bottled Water Vs. Tap Water (& Comparative Purity & Taste Test Results)

The Cost of Bottled Water
Let’s assume that bottled water costs $1 per bottle. Maybe less if you buy it in bulk. That’s not that much, right? And water is good for you, an essential component …

Live Sporting Events Vs. HDTV: Which do you Prefer?
Thu, 11/11/10 | 3 Comments
Live Sporting Events Vs. HDTV: Which do you Prefer?

Has big screen HDTV changed the game for you?
One of the biggest selling points of going to live sporting events was the extreme visual upgrade of seeing a game in person. It used to be …

I Hate My Job! 55% of Americans Agree. Try These 5 Steps to Fix it
Tue, 11/9/10 | 14 Comments
I Hate My Job! 55% of Americans Agree. Try These 5 Steps to Fix it

According to the Conference Board research group, in an article published by the AP, only 45% of Americans like their job, down from 49% in 2008, and 61% in 1987 (when the survey was first …

Should you Move Back Home with your Parents? (85% of this year’s grads planned to!)
Wed, 11/3/10 | 15 Comments
Should you Move Back Home with your Parents? (85% of this year’s grads planned to!)

According to CNN, 85% of college seniors plan to move back in with their parents. That number is up from 67% in 2006. The rise is almost surely due to the recession and how competitive …

2011 IRS Maximum Allowed 401k Contribution Announced
Sun, 10/31/10 | 82 Comments
2011 IRS Maximum Allowed 401k Contribution Announced

Update: The 2014 401K maximum contribution has now been announced.

This past week, the IRS 2011 401K maximum announcement finally came. 
The Maximum 401K Contribution in 2011 will be…
Identical to 2009 and 2010. Bummer, dude.
That’s right, the …


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