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Meeting your Future Self
Tue, 09/8/15 | 6 Comments
Meeting your Future Self

Imagine awakening to find yourself in the middle of the forest. It’s just you, the trees, and oddly – a backpack full of $100 bills. You get up, throw on the pack, and start a …

Ryan Broyles: a Frugal Pro Athlete Story we can All Learn from
Sat, 08/8/15 | 9 Comments
Ryan Broyles: a Frugal Pro Athlete Story we can All Learn from

Most celebrity finance stories are super depressing and usually include the following phrases in the headline, “Files for Bankruptcy”, “Lost Millions”, or “Spent Entire Fortune on”. When I find one I like (i.e. Jason Brown …

Win the Lottery or Have the Perfect Job?
Mon, 07/20/15 | 14 Comments
Win the Lottery or Have the Perfect Job?

Someone recently posed an interesting brain teaser to me,
“Would you rather win the lottery or have the perfect job?”
Details were lacking, and it got me thinking (which was probably the point):
“Perfect by whose standards? And …

What if you Over-Contribute to a 401K?
Mon, 07/13/15 | 9 Comments
What if you Over-Contribute to a 401K?

All good things come with limitations. And never is that more true than with retirement accounts.
For those lucky enough to have an employer-sponsored 401K (it is rarer that you think), you are probably aware that …

457B Plans: the Mysterious Retirement Plan that could Boost your Savings
Mon, 06/22/15 | 10 Comments
457B Plans: the Mysterious Retirement Plan that could Boost your Savings

In the wake of my wife getting a better job, I thought it would be wise to read through all of her new employer’s benefit plan details. Standard fare, when all of a sudden, something …

When you Retire Might Not be your Choice
Mon, 06/15/15 | 18 Comments
When you Retire Might Not be your Choice

It wasn’t long ago that I blasted the traditional 10% savings plan advice given by financial gurus that recommends you work until traditional retirement age (65+), save 10% along the way, and then sip pina …


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