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457B: The Mysterious Retirement Plan that could Turbo-charge your Retirement Savings
Mon, 06/22/15 | 8 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 …

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 …

2015 IRS Maximum 401K Contribution Limits Increased
Thu, 10/23/14 | 17 Comments
2015 IRS Maximum 401K Contribution Limits Increased

The IRS 2015 maximum 401K contribution limits have just been officially announced. Unlike with the 2014 maximum 401k contribution limits, there is an increase in limits once again!
The Maximum 401K Contribution in 2015

The 2015 401K maximum …

Retirement Plan Rollovers Have you Confused? Check Out this Rollover Compatibility Chart
Wed, 05/14/14 | One Comment
Retirement Plan Rollovers Have you Confused? Check Out this Rollover Compatibility Chart

Have you ever wondered, “Hmmm… can I roll this retirement plan over to that retirement plan”?
Retirement plan rollovers can be confusing. Sometimes there are goofy rules around when you can do it or if you …

Max Out your 401k Early in the Year for Better Returns?
Wed, 04/30/14 | 33 Comments
Max Out your 401k Early in the Year for Better Returns?

I was recently approached by a longtime reader with a seemingly random question,
“Is it better to max out your 401k each year as soon as possible?”
Upon digging a little deeper, I found out that a …


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