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Win the Lottery or Have the Perfect Job?
Mon, 07/20/15 | 13 Comments
Win the Lottery or Have the Perfect Job?

Someone recently posed an interesting brain teaser to me,
“Would you rather win the lottery or have the perfect job?”
Details were lacking, and it got me thinking (which was probably the point):
“Perfect by whose standards? And …

What if you Over-Contribute to a 401K? (and a Case for Purposefully Doing so when you Change Jobs)
Mon, 07/13/15 | 7 Comments
What if you Over-Contribute to a 401K? (and a Case for Purposefully Doing so when you Change Jobs)

All good things come with limitations. And never is that more true than with retirement accounts.
For those lucky enough to have an employer-sponsored 401K (it is rarer that you think), you are probably aware that …

457B: The Mysterious Retirement Plan that could Turbo-charge your Retirement Savings
Mon, 06/22/15 | 10 Comments
457B: The Mysterious Retirement Plan that could Turbo-charge your Retirement Savings

In the wake of my wife getting a better job, I thought it would be wise to read through all of her new employer’s benefit plan details. Standard fare, when all of a sudden, something …

The Worst 401K Advice You’ll Ever Get
Mon, 05/11/15 | 20 Comments
The Worst 401K Advice You’ll Ever Get

Last week we talked about decent advice in much too small doses from mainstream personal finance gurus. This week, we have a slightly different animal – horribly misguiding advice from a guru that you should …

Patrick Pichette Retires Early – But Far Later than Necessary
Mon, 03/16/15 | 7 Comments
Patrick Pichette Retires Early – But Far Later than Necessary

By now, you’ve probably heard that Patrick Pichette, Google’s CFO, is hanging up his… calculator (er.. spreadsheets, maybe?) at the age of 52. Pichette publicly announced his retirement in a Google+ post last week. OK, …

Why Roth Retirement Accounts are Very Overrated & Over-hyped
Mon, 03/2/15 | 63 Comments
Why Roth Retirement Accounts are Very Overrated & Over-hyped

Me: Forgive me father, for I have sinned.
Father Finance: You are in a safe place to share your sins, my son. What would you like to confess?
Me: I think Roth retirement accounts are very overrated …


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