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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 …

Is your 401k Match Being Cut? This May be your Hint to Find a New Job
Tue, 11/25/08 | 9 Comments
Is your 401k Match Being Cut? This May be your Hint to Find a New Job

401k Match Cuts Becoming Popular
Recently GM, Ford, Frontier Airlines, and some other iconic companies announced that they were suspending matching 401k contributions. I find this to be a disturbing trend that I really hope does …

5 Reasons why Everyone Needs a Traditional IRA
Fri, 11/21/08 | 15 Comments
5 Reasons why Everyone Needs a Traditional IRA

Traditional IRA’s are my favorite investment vehicle. Why? They are highly flexible. If you don’t have one, you should. They are easy to set up and depending on the broker, they are typically free of …

Retirement Planning in a Turbulent Economy
Sun, 10/12/08 | 4 Comments
Retirement Planning in a Turbulent Economy

How to Save for Retirement
For those of us whose with retirement savings that are 100% based in stock market funds, the last year has been a bumpy ride. Many of us have seen our 401K …

Where do I Put all of My Money? A Guide to Asset Allocation
Sat, 05/24/08 | 2 Comments
Where do I Put all of My Money? A Guide to Asset Allocation

Asset Allocation: Net Positive Income – a Good Problem to Have
It’s great to be ‘in the black’ with your net income, simply meaning that more money is coming in than being spent. This is different …

Why do Some Mutual Funds Close to New Investors?
Mon, 03/17/08 | 2 Comments
Why do Some Mutual Funds Close to New Investors?

You may have done your homework and found a great mutual fund to invest in, only to realize that it has been closed to new investors. This happened recently to me. In my employers sponsored …


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