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Why You Can’t Rely on the New Fiduciary Standard Rule Alone to Protect You
Mon, 04/11/16 | 2 Comments
Why You Can’t Rely on the New Fiduciary Standard Rule Alone to Protect You

There was big financial industry news last week as the U.S. Department of Labor has clarified a new fiduciary standard rule meant to protect retirement investors from conflict of interest by those giving them financial …

401K Loan Overview: Should you Borrow from your 401K?
Mon, 02/29/16 | One Comment
401K Loan Overview: Should you Borrow from your 401K?

Here’s a fact that may surprise you – 26% of Americans with a 401K have an outstanding 401K loan. That doesn’t include the many with closed loans. That’s far more than I would have guessed, …

2016 IRS Maximum 401K Contribution Limits Announced
Wed, 10/21/15 | 3 Comments
2016 IRS Maximum 401K Contribution Limits Announced

The 2016 maximum 401K contribution limits set by the IRS have now been officially announced. Sadly, there will be no increase in 2016 as there was with the 2015 maximum 401k contribution limits.
The Maximum 401K …

What if you Over-Contribute to a 401K?
Mon, 07/13/15 | 10 Comments
What if you Over-Contribute to a 401K?

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 Plans: the Mysterious Retirement Plan that could Boost your Savings
Mon, 06/22/15 | 10 Comments
457B Plans: the Mysterious Retirement Plan that could Boost your 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 …

James Altucher Gives the Worst 401K Advice You’ll Ever Get
Mon, 05/11/15 | 22 Comments
James Altucher Gives 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 …


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