Lessons from a Manic Stock Market & Flash Correction
Mon, 08/31/15 | 9 Comments

Last Monday morning, I was feeling absolutely sick to my stomach.
The Dow had just opened the day 1,000 points below where it had closed the previous Friday. And this was after it had lost an …

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My Personal Quest to De-Commercialize the Holidays
December 6, 2009 | 19 Comments
My Personal Quest to De-Commercialize the Holidays

Do you wish that the Holidays weren’t so darn commercialized? Are you starting to think that it may be time to cut scale back or cut off gift giving, but don’t quite know how to …

The 5 Worst Twenty Something Personal Finance Blunders
November 22, 2009 | 22 Comments
The 5 Worst Twenty Something Personal Finance Blunders

Sound personal finance is often times not what you DO, but what you DON’T DO. Often times we look for all the right answers, tips, and advice about what we need to be doing to …

4 Things you should do Before Open Enrollment Closes
November 3, 2009 | 7 Comments
4 Things you should do Before Open Enrollment Closes

What is Open Enrollment?
This is open enrollment season at many employers. What is open enrollment? It’s basically a window of time that your employer allows you to change your benefit elections for the upcoming year. …

2010 IRS Maximum Allowed 401k Contribution Announced
October 20, 2009 | 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
October 19, 2009 | 151 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 …

When to Move to Joint Financial Accounts
September 29, 2009 | 10 Comments
When to Move to Joint Financial Accounts

The Joint Bank Account Debate
Should you keep separate or create joint financial accounts when you get married? It’s one of those age-old hot personal finance topics. When do you know if it’s the right time …


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