Open Enrollment Deserves your FULL Attention. Here’s Why
Wed, 10/29/14 | 6 Comments

Earlier this week, I received a note from my employer’s HR department that open enrollment for 2015 benefit elections had started. I instantly got a little giddy.
Every year, I get geeked out to find out …

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A GTD Summary & Review of Allen’s Getting Things Done
January 2, 2009 | 6 Comments
A GTD Summary & Review of Allen’s Getting Things Done

A Review of Getting Things Done by David Allen
I just finished Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity. The book has sold hundreds of thousands of copies and is preached as the go-to manual …

8 Financial Mistakes that Lead to the Post-Grad Blues
December 29, 2008 | 9 Comments
8 Financial Mistakes that Lead to the Post-Grad Blues

Student Finances: A Modern Day Tragedy
My apologies for those of you I sucked in by invigorating memories of dried noodles and chicken-like scents – this post will not encourage Ramen noodle eating (but it certainly …

ETF’s Versus Index Funds & the 5 Big Differences to Consider
December 21, 2008 | 9 Comments
ETF’s Versus Index Funds & the 5 Big Differences to Consider

ETF’s or Index Funds: An Epic Battle
ETF’s (exchanged traded funds) and index funds. The comparison between the two is kind of like deciding to pull over to a restaurant that you see off the side …

Does your 401k Plan Offer the Elusive Self-Directed Brokerage Option?
December 17, 2008 | 8 Comments
Does your 401k Plan Offer the Elusive Self-Directed Brokerage Option?

The other day I was searching through the 401k section of my employer’s intranet and was shocked and delighted to find that employees are now offered a self-directed brokerage option through Vanguard. I have been …

5 Easy Steps to Eliminate your Junk Mail
December 14, 2008 | 11 Comments
5 Easy Steps to Eliminate your Junk Mail

In a recent post, I covered how to organize mail and paperwork. What I didn’t highlight was how to eliminate all of that annoying junk mail from even arriving in your mailbox. Getting rid of …

IRS Maximum Allowed 401k Contribution Increases in 2009
December 12, 2008 | 28 Comments
IRS Maximum Allowed 401k Contribution Increases in 2009

Update: the 2014 maximum 401K contribution has since been released since this post was written. What follows is for 2009.
The IRS maximum allowed 401K contribution will increase from 2008′s $15,500 to $16,500 in 2009 (for …


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