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The First Steps to Stop Dreaming & Start Retiring – NOW!
Mon, 02/15/10 | 19 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

Update: the 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016 401K maximum contribution amounts have now been released since this post was written. What follows is for 2010.
Being that this is National Save for Retirement Week, …

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 | 73 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 …


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