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Why Graduate Degrees Are a Rip Off: Crunching the Numbers
Thu, 01/21/10 | 75 Comments
Why Graduate Degrees Are a Rip Off: Crunching the Numbers

This one should fire you up one way or the other. I’ve been in many a heated debate about this very topic before. So let’s have some fun with it. I’m going to come out …

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

Being that this is National Save for Retirement Week, it seems appropriate to share some bittersweet news that I just learned. The IRS has recently made the big announcement regarding 401K maximums for 2010. <Update: …

Why you Need to Put a Monetary & Qualitative Value on your Employee Benefits
Tue, 09/1/09 | 6 Comments
Why you Need to Put a Monetary & Qualitative Value on your Employee Benefits

A few weeks back, I asked you all to vote on what employer sponsored benefit was your favorite. Out of 238 votes, the first place benefit was rather clear: medical, dental, and vision insurance. Here …

What is your Favorite Employee Benefit? Take the Poll!
Thu, 08/6/09 | 9 Comments
What is your Favorite Employee Benefit? Take the Poll!

Twenty-somethings are a hard to please bunch. After all, many of us are fresh out of school, where just about everything was taken care of (ok, maybe just the lucky ones with generous parents). The …

Why you Should Calculate your Real Hourly Wage
Sun, 06/14/09 | 9 Comments
Why you Should Calculate your Real Hourly Wage

How much do you make? $50K a year? OK… how much do you really make? Yeah, your real wage. The answer may surprise you. When looking at the larger personal finance picture, it’s important to …


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