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Test Your IRA Ninja Skills!
Tue, 03/15/11 | 5 Comments
Test Your IRA Ninja Skills!

One of the biggest barriers to investing outside of your 401K, or other employer-sponsored retirement plan, is having the basic knowledge around how to start up another account. IRA’s are one of the best retirement …

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 | 46 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 Can Crack your Nest Egg
Tue, 01/4/11 | 7 Comments
The Hidden 401K Fees that Can Crack your Nest Egg

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. …

3 Steps to Pull Away from the Rat Race & Work Fewer Hours
Mon, 11/22/10 | 8 Comments
3 Steps to Pull Away from the Rat Race & Work Fewer Hours

The Rat Race
You work more hours, you make more money. Sometimes more money than you’ll ever need. Without purpose. That is the rat race.
Whether you garner an hourly wage and see a direct monetary impact …

IRS Maximum Traditional & Roth IRA Contribution Limits for 2011
Sun, 11/7/10 | 6 Comments

Update: If you are looking for the 2012, 2013, or 2014 maximum IRA contribution limits – I have since posted these as well.
In my 2011 maximum 401k contribution post last week, a commenter asked if …


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