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2014 Maximum 401K Contribution Limit Announced
Thu, 10/31/13 | 9 Comments
2014 Maximum 401K Contribution Limit Announced

The Maximum 401K Contribution in 2014
The IRS 401K maximum contribution has finally been officially announced for 2014, after a long delay due to the government (including IRS) shutdown.
The 2014 401K maximum contribution is $17,500 – the …

Defined Benefit Vs. Defined Contribution Retirement Plans
Tue, 09/17/13 | 4 Comments
Defined Benefit Vs. Defined Contribution Retirement Plans

I haven’t done a 101 article or a retirement article in quite a while – so lets kill two birds with one stone.
Most of us have seen the phrases “defined contribution plan” or “defined benefit …

Should I Save for a Home or Retirement?
Mon, 09/9/13 | 7 Comments
Should I Save for a Home or Retirement?

Should you save for retirement or a home down payment? And what about when a 401K match is involved?
20SF reader, Steph, writes in:
“I’m 26 and up until now have saved about 6% of my income …

Roth vs. Traditional Retirement Accounts: Why Roths are Not Always the Clear Winner
Wed, 05/29/13 | 53 Comments
Roth vs. Traditional Retirement Accounts: Why Roths are Not Always the Clear Winner

Amongst Gen X and Gen Y, there now seems to be an overwhelming belief that Roths are the better alternative when compared to Traditional retirement accounts.
When I talk to the fine folks I work with …

The Retirement Gamble: Why Low-Cost Indexing Reduces your Risk
Mon, 05/13/13 | 7 Comments
The Retirement Gamble: Why Low-Cost Indexing Reduces your Risk

The wife was working a night shift on Saturday, so I had an opportunity to do what all married personal finance bloggers dream about doing on a Saturday night – watch a PBS documentary on …

Roth 401K Conversions: Now that They’re Here, Should you Make the Switch?
Mon, 01/14/13 | 18 Comments
Roth 401K Conversions: Now that They’re Here, Should you Make the Switch?

The fiscal cliff deal brought a huge influx of noteworthy personal finance news.
One of the lesser publicized changes is pretty big for Roth retirement account lovers: you now have the option to convert your Traditional …


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