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2014 Maximum 401K Contribution Limit Announced
Thu, 10/31/13 | 6 Comments
2014 Maximum 401K Contribution Limit Announced

The Maximum 401K Contribution in 2014
The IRS 401K maximum contribution has finally been officially announced for 2014, after a long delay due to the government (including IRS) shutdown.
The 2014 401K maximum contribution is $17,500 – the …

How Much Should I Save?
Mon, 10/14/13 | 25 Comments
How Much Should I Save?

I get asked “how much money should I save?” quite often.
It’s one of those questions that people want a black and white answer to.
And it’s hard not to blame them. Personal finance is hard. We …

Defined Benefit Vs. Defined Contribution Retirement Plans
Tue, 09/17/13 | 4 Comments
Defined Benefit Vs. Defined Contribution Retirement Plans

I haven’t done a 101 article or a retirement article in quite a while – so lets kill two birds with one stone.
Most of us have seen the phrases “defined contribution plan” or “defined benefit …

Should I Save for a Home or Retirement?
Mon, 09/9/13 | 5 Comments
Should I Save for a Home or Retirement?

Should you save for retirement or a home down payment? And what about when a 401K match is involved?
20SF reader, Steph, writes in:
“I’m 26 and up until now have saved about 6% of my income …

The Value of Work & Status to the American Identity
Thu, 09/5/13 | 21 Comments
The Value of Work & Status to the American Identity

A big part of why I’ve adopted the lifestyle I have… OK, the biggest part – is that financial independence is an incredibly attractive prospect to me.
I believe that human beings are more likely to …

Traditional & Roth IRA Income Limits
Thu, 08/8/13 | One Comment
Traditional & Roth IRA Income Limits

This post has been updated for the 2013 and 2014 calendar years.
IRA Income Limits
IRA’s are a phenomenal way to limit your tax liability in the present (Traditional IRA) and in the future (Roth IRA). In …


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