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3 Steps to Pull Away from the Rat Race & Work Fewer Hours
Mon, 11/22/10 | 8 Comments
3 Steps to Pull Away from the Rat Race & Work Fewer Hours

The Rat Race
You work more hours, you make more money. Sometimes more money than you’ll ever need. Without purpose. That is the rat race.
Whether you garner an hourly wage and see a direct monetary impact …

2011 IRS Maximum Allowed 401k Contribution Announced
Sun, 10/31/10 | 82 Comments
2011 IRS Maximum Allowed 401k Contribution Announced

Update: The 2014 401K maximum contribution has now been announced.

This past week, the IRS 2011 401K maximum announcement finally came. 
The Maximum 401K Contribution in 2011 will be…
Identical to 2009 and 2010. Bummer, dude.
That’s right, the …

2010 Roth IRA Conversion Rules: What’s the Big Deal About 2010?
Sun, 08/15/10 | 5 Comments
2010 Roth IRA Conversion Rules: What’s the Big Deal About 2010?

2010 Roth IRA Conversions: Why this Year is Special
Roth IRA conversions in 2010 are of special significance due to some unique tax circumstances and rule changes. If you’ve considered making a Roth IRA conversion from …

The First Steps to Stop Dreaming & Start Retiring – NOW!
Mon, 02/15/10 | 18 Comments
The First Steps to Stop Dreaming & Start Retiring – NOW!

Fantasizing about retirement is a favorite past-time for just about anyone who has ever held a 9-to-5. But that dream of what lies ahead is starting to look a whole lot different these days.
How I …

2010 IRS Maximum Allowed 401k Contribution Announced
Tue, 10/20/09 | 33 Comments
2010 IRS Maximum Allowed 401k Contribution Announced

Being that this is National Save for Retirement Week, it seems appropriate to share some bittersweet news that I just learned. The IRS has recently made the big announcement regarding 401K maximums for 2010. <Update: …

The Shockingly Low Amount of Retirement Savings per American
Mon, 10/19/09 | 144 Comments

Average Retirement Savings per American
According to the Employee Benefits Research Institute’s 2013 Retirement Confidence Survey, 57% of workers in the U.S. have less than $25,000 in total savings and investments.
With pension plans being a thing …


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