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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 …

Pensions Vs. 401K’s: Why you should Care that Pensions are Going Extinct
Thu, 04/30/09 | 50 Comments
Pensions Vs. 401K’s: Why you should Care that Pensions are Going Extinct

Check out a more updated breakdown of pensions/401K’s in my post on defined benefit vs. defined contribution retirement plans.
Today’s Retirement Reality
Most twenty-somethings have never and (unfortunately) probably will never sniff the sweet security provided by …

IRS Maximum Allowed 401k Contribution Increases in 2009
Fri, 12/12/08 | 28 Comments
IRS Maximum Allowed 401k Contribution Increases in 2009

Update: the 2014 maximum 401K contribution has since been released since this post was written. What follows is for 2009.
The IRS maximum allowed 401K contribution will increase from 2008′s $15,500 to $16,500 in 2009 (for …

Is your 401k Match Being Cut? This May be your Hint to Find a New Job
Tue, 11/25/08 | 9 Comments
Is your 401k Match Being Cut? This May be your Hint to Find a New Job

401k Match Cuts Becoming Popular
Recently GM, Ford, Frontier Airlines, and some other iconic companies announced that they were suspending matching 401k contributions. I find this to be a disturbing trend that I really hope does …


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