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Zero of My Peers Invest Outside of their 401K?! Why Aren’t You?
Wed, 03/9/11 | 47 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 | 52 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% …

The Hidden 401K Fees that Might Steal Years from your Retirement
Tue, 01/4/11 | 7 Comments
The Hidden 401K Fees that Might Steal Years from your Retirement

401K Fee Secrets
Did you know that your employer-sponsored 401K plan is able to charge you fees beyond the management fees of the funds that you invest in? It’s the dirty little secret of 401K plans. …

2011 IRS Maximum Allowed 401k Contribution Announced
Sun, 10/31/10 | 82 Comments
2011 IRS Maximum Allowed 401k Contribution Announced

Update: the 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016 401K maximum contribution amounts have now been released since this post was written. What follows is for 2011.

This past week, the IRS 2011 401K maximum announcement finally …

Roth 401K Contibution Maximum Contribution & Comparisons to Traditional 401K
Tue, 05/18/10 | 13 Comments
Roth 401K Contibution Maximum Contribution & Comparisons to Traditional 401K

Roth 401K‘s are becoming increasingly popular in the American workplace. My present employer offers the Roth 401K, and before signing up for one, I had a lot of questions about them. In this post, I’ll …

5 Personal Finance Goals for your Thirties
Mon, 03/29/10 | 22 Comments
5 Personal Finance Goals for your Thirties

I’ve covered personal finance goals for your twenties over and over (like a broken record). Despite the name of this site, I’ve discovered that there is a contingency of all age groups who frequent and …


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