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4 Things you should do Before Open Enrollment Closes
Tue, 11/3/09 | 7 Comments
4 Things you should do Before Open Enrollment Closes

What is Open Enrollment?
This is open enrollment season at many employers. What is open enrollment? It’s basically a window of time that your employer allows you to change your benefit elections for the upcoming year. …

2010 IRS Maximum Allowed 401k Contribution Announced
Tue, 10/20/09 | 33 Comments
2010 IRS Maximum Allowed 401k Contribution Announced

Update: the 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016 401K maximum contribution amounts have now been released since this post was written. What follows is for 2010.
Being that this is National Save for Retirement Week, …

When to Move to Joint Financial Accounts
Tue, 09/29/09 | 10 Comments
When to Move to Joint Financial Accounts

The Joint Bank Account Debate
Should you keep separate or create joint financial accounts when you get married? It’s one of those age-old hot personal finance topics. When do you know if it’s the right time …

3 Simplistic Strategies for Getting Rid of Clutter
Sun, 09/20/09 | 12 Comments
3 Simplistic Strategies for Getting Rid of Clutter

I’m going to keep this one simple. I’ve found three effective strategies for tackling clutter. If you struggle with clutter, like just about everyone I know, then give them a try. A combination of the …

Why Getting Rid of Clutter is so Hard
Sun, 09/13/09 | 7 Comments
Why Getting Rid of Clutter is so Hard

Clutter elimination has become somewhat of an ongoing battle for me. One one hand, being able to eliminate things from your life frees up your conscience from feeling indebted to them. The less ‘stuff’ you …

Harvard’s Endowment Fund Hoard
Thu, 09/10/09 | 19 Comments
Harvard’s Endowment Fund Hoard

Recently, Harvard announced that their endowment dropped 30% last year from $36.9 billion to $26 billion. Due to their financial hardship, they eliminated 275 staff jobs and a put a freeze on salaries. At the …


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