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Solo 401k Basics for Self-Employment Income
Mon, 04/7/14 | 2 Comments
Solo 401k Basics for Self-Employment Income

This is the second of a multi-part series on retirement accounts for self-employment income.
I previously gave a rundown of SEP IRA’s. In this post, I’ll cover the mighty Solo 401k. And up next: the SIMPLE …

SEP IRA for Self-Employment Income Basics
Mon, 03/31/14 | 4 Comments
SEP IRA for Self-Employment Income Basics

I recently did some in-depth research on SEP IRA’s, SIMPLE IRA’s, and Solo 401k’s for personal use for my side self-employment income and wanted to cover the primary questions I had and answers I found, …

The Current “State of Retirement” for Gen X & Y
Thu, 11/21/13 | 15 Comments
The Current “State of Retirement” for Gen X & Y

I hate to break it to you. But somebody has to.
You’re not going to hear it from your parents, your employer, or your spouse. And the news media would rather focus on more trivial matters.
It’s …

The Pension Benefit Guaranty Corp (PBGC): How it Impacts You
Mon, 11/18/13 | No Comment
The Pension Benefit Guaranty Corp (PBGC): How it Impacts You

If you’ve only ever had access to a defined contribution retirement plan like a 401K or 403B, you have little stake in the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC).
Defined contribution plans are, by nature, fully funded …

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 | 6 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 …


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