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Pay Off Student Loan Debt or Save for Retirement? Help a Reader!
Wed, 06/22/11 | 36 Comments
Pay Off Student Loan Debt or Save for Retirement? Help a Reader!

Finally reaching the point where you have positive cash flow to be able to choose to pay off your debt or invest is never a bad thing.
But it often creates some tough decisions for people.
When …

At What Age do you Plan on Being Partially & Fully Retired?
Tue, 06/14/11 | 18 Comments
At What Age do you Plan on Being Partially & Fully Retired?

I wanted to gauge how all of you fine young professionals were feeling about retirement age.
Not the pie-in-the-sky estimate. I’m talking about when you REALLY think you’ll be able to retire (for reference, the average …

Traditional Retirement is DEAD! Now What?
Wed, 06/1/11 | 16 Comments
Traditional Retirement is DEAD! Now What?

It used to be that retirement was an attainable vision for just about everyone in the U-S-of-A.
Definition of Retirement: sit around the home, read the paper, play some golf, drive around town in a Cadillac, …

Roth 401K Basics
Mon, 05/23/11 | 38 Comments
Roth 401K Basics

The invest in a Roth IRA or 401K post from last week triggered a number of questions from readers. I wanted to highlight and discuss one of them, in particular.
It comes from reader, Sandi, who …

Zero of My Peers Invest Outside of their 401K?! Why Aren’t You?
Wed, 03/9/11 | 46 Comments
Zero of My Peers Invest Outside of their 401K?! Why Aren’t You?

When it comes to investing in your 401K, your options are limited to what your plan administrator decides to let you choose from – usually a mix of mutual funds with varying degrees of stock …

Does your 401K Match Up Against the Averages?
Mon, 03/7/11 | 48 Comments
Does your 401K Match Up Against the Averages?

Those who have worked at more than one employer in their career have likely come to the realization that employer 401K matching is wildly inconsistent.
I have worked at employers who have matched anywhere from 2% …


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