Roth IRA Basics, In a Question & Answer Format
Sun, 11/23/14 | 4 Comments

Roth IRA’s have become quite popular among the millennial generation (and beyond) and can be a great addition to your retirement savings arsenal. But Roths bring a lot of questions with them, so I wanted …

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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 …

A Complete Guide to Effectively Organizing your Paperwork & Mail
December 9, 2008 | 11 Comments
A Complete Guide to Effectively Organizing your Paperwork & Mail

How to Organize Paperwork
We’d all like to think that we’re at or near going paperless (and perhaps a few of us are). However, the truth is that most of us still receive enough snail mail …

My Zecco Review
December 7, 2008 | 9 Comments
My Zecco Review

<Update: Zecco has officially merged with TradeKing, and moved to the TradeKing platform – so my recommendation would be to start a new account with TradeKing>
Zecco Review: $4.95 Stock Trades
What follows is a Zecco review …

10 Ways to Build, Improve, and Maintain your Credit Score
December 3, 2008 | One Comment
10 Ways to Build, Improve, and Maintain your Credit Score

How to Improve your Credit Score
Building, improving, and maintaining your credit score can seem like a daunting task, especially when you’re not particularly sure what the scores consist of. Each of the three major credit …


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