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2012 Traditional & Roth IRA Maximum Contribution Limits
Mon, 10/24/11 | 3 Comments
2012 Traditional & Roth IRA Maximum Contribution Limits

Update: the 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 maximum IRA contribution and income limits have since been announced.
Last week, I reported the IRS announcement of the 2012 maximum 401K contribution limit increase. Right after, a few readers …

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

Update: The 2015 maximum 401K contribution has since been announced. The 2013, 2014, and 2016 401K maximum contribution amounts have also now been released since this post was written. What follows is for 2012.
The IRS 2012 …

Would you Support your Financially Negligent Parents?
Wed, 09/28/11 | 188 Comments
Would you Support your Financially Negligent Parents?

On the surface, the answer of whether or not you should support your parents in their later years is an easy one – yes, of course you should, right? You don’t want to see them …

Inheritance? Forget it. Gen X & Y won’t Get Inheritances
Tue, 09/20/11 | 6 Comments
Inheritance? Forget it. Gen X & Y won’t Get Inheritances

Nobody wishes to see their loved ones die so that they can reap a windfall. And because nobody wants to be associated with even having those ‘what if’ thoughts, very few topics are as taboo …

A Personal Savings Rate by Country Comparison
Mon, 09/5/11 | 18 Comments
A Personal Savings Rate by Country Comparison

I’ve been on a bit of a personal savings rate kick lately. Why, you may ask? Because this one little financial ratio is a huge predictor of not only how responsible one is with their …

What is your Personal Savings Rate?
Tue, 08/30/11 | 31 Comments
What is your Personal Savings Rate?

The average U.S. personal saving rate (as a percentage of income) over the last few years has hovered around 5%. But what goes in to the BEA‘s (U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis) personal savings rate …


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