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Does your 401k Plan Offer the Elusive Self-Directed Brokerage Option?
Wed, 12/17/08 | 8 Comments
Does your 401k Plan Offer the Elusive Self-Directed Brokerage Option?

The other day I was searching through the 401k section of my employer’s intranet and was shocked and delighted to find that employees are now offered a self-directed brokerage option through Vanguard. I have been …

IRS Maximum Allowed 401k Contribution Increases in 2009
Fri, 12/12/08 | 28 Comments
IRS Maximum Allowed 401k Contribution Increases in 2009

Update: the 2014 maximum 401K contribution has since been released since this post was written. What follows is for 2009.
The IRS maximum allowed 401K contribution will increase from 2008′s $15,500 to $16,500 in 2009 (for …

Is your 401k Match Being Cut? This May be your Hint to Find a New Job
Tue, 11/25/08 | 9 Comments
Is your 401k Match Being Cut? This May be your Hint to Find a New Job

401k Match Cuts Becoming Popular
Recently GM, Ford, Frontier Airlines, and some other iconic companies announced that they were suspending matching 401k contributions. I find this to be a disturbing trend that I really hope does …

Why do Some Mutual Funds Close to New Investors?
Mon, 03/17/08 | 2 Comments
Why do Some Mutual Funds Close to New Investors?

You may have done your homework and found a great mutual fund to invest in, only to realize that it has been closed to new investors. This happened recently to me. In my employers sponsored …

Choosing Between a Traditional 401K and a Roth 401K, Part II: How will my Choice Effect Early Retirement?
Sat, 02/23/08 | 12 Comments
Choosing Between a Traditional 401K and a Roth 401K, Part II: How will my Choice Effect Early Retirement?

In a recent post, The Complete Guide to Choosing Between a Traditional 401K and a Roth 401K, we discussed all of the factors that you should consider when choosing the percentage breakdown between the two …

The Complete Guide to Choosing Between a Traditional 401K and Roth 401K
Sun, 02/17/08 | 7 Comments
The Complete Guide to Choosing Between a Traditional 401K and Roth 401K

The Great Debate: Roth Vs. Traditional 401k
A growing number of employers are beginning to offer not only a Traditional 401K, but now a Roth 401K as well. If you still don’t know who this ‘Roth’ …


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