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Why you should Consolidate your 401K’s into a Rollover IRA
Mon, 07/16/12 | 8 Comments
Why you should Consolidate your 401K’s into a Rollover IRA

Consolidating your 401K’s into a rollover IRA has become an absolute necessity. Why? Most of us are collecting them like memorabilia.
There is no loyalty in the workplace any longer – from both employees and employers.
The …

2012 IRS Maximum 401K Contribution Increase Announced
Fri, 10/21/11 | 56 Comments
2012 IRS Maximum 401K Contribution Increase Announced

Update: The 2014 maximum 401K contribution has since been announced.
The IRS 2012 401K maximum was officially announced, and there’s an increase in the contribution limit! Finally, some good financial news! Without further ado…
The Maximum 401K Contribution in 2012 …

Roth 401K Basics
Mon, 05/23/11 | 36 Comments
Roth 401K Basics

The invest in a Roth IRA or 401K post from last week triggered a number of questions from readers. I wanted to highlight and discuss one of them, in particular.
It comes from reader, Sandi, who …

Invest in a Roth IRA or 401K?
Tue, 05/17/11 | 17 Comments
Invest in a Roth IRA or 401K?

It may seem like common knowledge to some, but the question on whether one should invest in a Roth IRA or a 401K is BY FAR the most common question I get from young professionals …

Zero of My Peers Invest Outside of their 401K?! Why Aren’t You?
Wed, 03/9/11 | 46 Comments
Zero of My Peers Invest Outside of their 401K?! Why Aren’t You?

When it comes to investing in your 401K, your options are limited to what your plan administrator decides to let you choose from – usually a mix of mutual funds with varying degrees of stock …

Does your 401K Match Up Against the Averages?
Mon, 03/7/11 | 45 Comments
Does your 401K Match Up Against the Averages?

Those who have worked at more than one employer in their career have likely come to the realization that employer 401K matching is wildly inconsistent.
I have worked at employers who have matched anywhere from 2% …


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