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The Shockingly Low Amount of Retirement Savings per American
Mon, 10/19/09 | 153 Comments

Average Retirement Savings per American
According to the Employee Benefits Research Institute’s 2014 Retirement Confidence Survey, 60% of workers in the U.S. have less than $25,000 in total savings and investments, outside of their home value …

Pensions Vs. 401K’s: Why you should Care that Pensions are Going Extinct
Thu, 04/30/09 | 69 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 …

How to Choose a Certified Financial Planner
Sun, 01/11/09 | 18 Comments
How to Choose a Certified Financial Planner

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, …

Where do I Put all of My Money? A Guide to Asset Allocation
Sat, 05/24/08 | 2 Comments
Where do I Put all of My Money? A Guide to Asset Allocation

Asset Allocation: Net Positive Income – a Good Problem to Have
It’s great to be ‘in the black’ with your net income, simply meaning that more money is coming in than being spent. This is different …

Choosing Between a Traditional 401K and a Roth 401K, Part II: How will my Choice Effect Early Retirement?
Sat, 02/23/08 | 12 Comments
Choosing Between a Traditional 401K and a Roth 401K, Part II: How will my Choice Effect Early Retirement?

In a recent post, The Complete Guide to Choosing Between a Traditional 401K and a Roth 401K, we discussed all of the factors that you should consider when choosing the percentage breakdown between the two …

The Complete Guide to Choosing Between a Traditional 401K and Roth 401K
Sun, 02/17/08 | 7 Comments
The Complete Guide to Choosing Between a Traditional 401K and Roth 401K

The Great Debate: Roth Vs. Traditional 401k
A growing number of employers are beginning to offer not only a Traditional 401K, but now a Roth 401K as well. If you still don’t know who this ‘Roth’ …


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