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$1 Saved in your 20′s Equals $10 Saved in your 50′s!
Mon, 07/14/14 | 23 Comments
$1 Saved in your 20′s Equals $10 Saved in your 50′s!

$1 saved in your twenties can be the equivalent of $10 saved in your fifties, if invested over time.
Hard to believe? It’s true.
Actually, $10.06 to be exact – at an average annual rate of return …

The Pursuit of More Money Trap
Wed, 06/11/14 | 8 Comments
The Pursuit of More Money Trap

Who doesn’t want to earn at least a little bit more than they are right now?
Back when I made $35,000 a year, I’d look to the goal of $40,000 as if it were the be-all-end-all …

Retirement Plan Rollovers Have you Confused? Check Out this Rollover Compatibility Chart
Wed, 05/14/14 | One Comment
Retirement Plan Rollovers Have you Confused? Check Out this Rollover Compatibility Chart

Have you ever wondered, “Hmmm… can I roll this retirement plan over to that retirement plan”?
Retirement plan rollovers can be confusing. Sometimes there are goofy rules around when you can do it or if you …

Self-Employed Retirement Plan Faceoff: SEP IRA vs Solo 401k vs SIMPLE IRA
Mon, 04/21/14 | 4 Comments
Self-Employed Retirement Plan Faceoff: SEP IRA vs Solo 401k vs SIMPLE IRA

While completing my taxes this year, I started noticing that I would have a sizable tax bill due from self-employment income unless I found a way to reduce my taxable income.
Our (my wife and I …

SIMPLE IRA Basics for Self-Employment Income
Mon, 04/14/14 | One Comment
SIMPLE IRA Basics for Self-Employment Income

This is the third installment in a multi-part series on retirement accounts for self-employment income.
We previously covered SEP IRA and Solo 401k basics. In this post, we’ll cover the SIMPLE IRA.
You don’t have to be …

Making Net Worth More Useful
Wed, 04/9/14 | 13 Comments
Making Net Worth More Useful

A few years back, I had a little net worth bashing session.
Over time (and increased net worth) my view on this financial metric has softened a bit, but not much.
A softer side comes from an …


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