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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 …

Pensions Vs. 401K’s: Why you should Care that Pensions are Going Extinct
Thu, 04/30/09 | 48 Comments
Pensions Vs. 401K’s: Why you should Care that Pensions are Going Extinct

Check out a more updated breakdown of pensions/401K’s in my post on defined benefit vs. defined contribution retirement plans.
Today’s Retirement Reality
Most twenty-somethings have never and (unfortunately) probably will never sniff the sweet security provided by …

Buy and Hold is Dead in the New Age of Investing
Sun, 03/15/09 | 14 Comments
Buy and Hold is Dead in the New Age of Investing

The End of Buy and Hold Investing?
With the Dow dipping to the mid 6K range (down from 14K) and the S&P 500 facing a similar decline recently, market levels like this have not been seen …

10 Characteristics your Financial Planner Must have
Sun, 01/11/09 | 18 Comments
10 Characteristics your Financial Planner Must have

How to Choose a Financial Planner
There’s nothing better than self reliance and personal empowerment when it comes to financial planning. However, if you don’t yet have the confidence in yourself to manage your financial situation, …


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