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2010 IRS Maximum Allowed 401k Contribution Announced
Tue, 10/20/09 | 33 Comments
2010 IRS Maximum Allowed 401k Contribution Announced

Being that this is National Save for Retirement Week, it seems appropriate to share some bittersweet news that I just learned. The IRS has recently made the big announcement regarding 401K maximums for 2010. <Update: …

The Shockingly Low Amount of Retirement Savings per American
Mon, 10/19/09 | 151 Comments

Average Retirement Savings per American
According to the Employee Benefits Research Institute’s 2014 Retirement Confidence Survey, 60% of workers in the U.S. have less than $25,000 in total savings and investments, outside of their home value …

How Much can My Employer Contribute to my 401K?
Tue, 07/21/09 | 39 Comments
How Much can My Employer Contribute to my 401K?

401K Employer Maximum Contributions
I’d like to clear up a very common 401K misconception surrounding maximum contribution limits.
Question: The IRS maximum 401K contribution limit for 2015 is $18,000. But what exactly does this mean? Does this …

Pensions Vs. 401K’s: Why you should Care that Pensions are Going Extinct
Thu, 04/30/09 | 64 Comments
Pensions Vs. 401K’s: Why you should Care that Pensions are Going Extinct

Check out a more updated breakdown of pensions/401K’s in my post on defined benefit vs. defined contribution retirement plans.
Today’s Retirement Reality
Most twenty-somethings have never and (unfortunately) probably will never sniff the sweet security provided by …

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 2015 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 …


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