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Traditional Retirement is Dead! Now What?
Wed, 06/1/11 | 16 Comments
Traditional Retirement is Dead! Now What?

It used to be that retirement was an attainable vision for just about everyone in the U-S-of-A.
Definition of Retirement: sit around the home, read the paper, play some golf, drive around town in a Cadillac, …

Looking for a Secure Job? Start with these 20 Occupations with the Lowest Unemployment Rate
Thu, 02/3/11 | 11 Comments
Looking for a Secure Job? Start with these 20 Occupations with the Lowest Unemployment Rate

Job Security is something that we all strive for. But are any jobs offering it these days? Perhaps we can look to the very recent past to find out. Much like stocks, past performance isn’t …

4 FSA Eligible Expenses to Make Before it’s Too Late
Sun, 12/12/10 | One Comment
4 FSA Eligible Expenses to Make Before it’s Too Late

FSA Contributions do not Roll Over
If you have contributed funds to a flexible spending account (FSA) this year, you have approximately two weeks left (December 31 deadline) to use the funds before they vanish into …

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 …

I Hate My Job! 55% of Americans Agree
Tue, 11/9/10 | 14 Comments
I Hate My Job! 55% of Americans Agree

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 …

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

Update: the 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016 401K maximum contribution amounts have now been released since this post was written. What follows is for 2011.

This past week, the IRS 2011 401K maximum announcement finally …


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