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Pensions Vs. 401K’s: Why you should Care that Pensions are Going Extinct
Thu, 04/30/09 | 48 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 …

Cost of Living Adjustments May Not Measure Up
Tue, 11/18/08 | 4 Comments
Cost of Living Adjustments May Not Measure Up

What is a Cost of Living Adjustment, or COLA?
A cost of living adjustment, or cost of living allowance, is when an employer adjusts an employee’s salary based on the cost of living index for living …

3 Reasons why Tax Refunds are Bad & how Allowances can Help
Sun, 03/2/08 | 31 Comments
3 Reasons why Tax Refunds are Bad & how Allowances can Help

Tax Allowances Are Key to More Income
Tax allowances are the key to more income throughout the year. Unfortunately very few people know how they work. It’s that time of year when many people start to …


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