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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 …

What is Net Worth?
Mon, 07/11/11 | 11 Comments
What is Net Worth?

The term “net worth” gets thrown around a lot as an essential financial value that you should pay attention to.
Indeed, it is a metric that you should have a vague knowledge of. But probably not …

Pay Off Student Loan Debt or Save for Retirement?
Wed, 06/22/11 | 36 Comments
Pay Off Student Loan Debt or Save for Retirement?

Finally reaching the point where you have positive cash flow to be able to choose to pay off your debt or invest is never a bad thing.
But it often creates some tough decisions for people.
When …

Traditional Retirement is Dead! Now What?
Wed, 06/1/11 | 16 Comments
Traditional Retirement is Dead! Now What?

It used to be that retirement was an attainable vision for just about everyone in the U-S-of-A.
Definition of Retirement: sit around the home, read the paper, play some golf, drive around town in a Cadillac, …

Roth 401K Basics
Mon, 05/23/11 | 42 Comments
Roth 401K Basics

The invest in a Roth IRA or 401K post from last week triggered a number of questions from readers. I wanted to highlight and discuss one of them, in particular.
It comes from reader, Sandi, who …


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