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Pensions Vs. 401K’s: Why you should Care that Pensions are Going Extinct
Thu, 04/30/09 | 50 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 …

My Battle with ETrade Over a $25 Fee on a No-Fee IRA
Sun, 03/29/09 | 10 Comments
My Battle with ETrade Over a $25 Fee on a No-Fee IRA

ETrade Paper Statement Fee Strikes!
Back in 2005, I started a Roth IRA with ETrade because they offered a ‘no-fee IRA’ and they had a reputable name. They were my first online broker account. All stock …

Buy and Hold is Dead in the New Age of Investing
Sun, 03/15/09 | 14 Comments
Buy and Hold is Dead in the New Age of Investing

The End of Buy and Hold Investing?
With the Dow dipping to the mid 6K range (down from 14K) and the S&P 500 facing a similar decline recently, market levels like this have not been seen …

10 Characteristics your Financial Planner Must have
Sun, 01/11/09 | 18 Comments
10 Characteristics your Financial Planner Must have

How to Choose a Financial Planner
There’s nothing better than self reliance and personal empowerment when it comes to financial planning. However, if you don’t yet have the confidence in yourself to manage your financial situation, …

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 …


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