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Pensions Vs. 401K’s: Why you should Care that Pensions are Going Extinct
Thu, 04/30/09 | 50 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, …

Retirement Planning in a Turbulent Economy
Sun, 10/12/08 | 4 Comments
Retirement Planning in a Turbulent Economy

How to Save for Retirement
For those of us whose with retirement savings that are 100% based in stock market funds, the last year has been a bumpy ride. Many of us have seen our 401K …

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 …


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