How Long Should you Keep Tax Records?
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I strive to be a minimalist. Clutter, whether it’s stuff, electronic, or old fashion paperwork can cloud my mind and really weigh on me. That’s why a recent reader inquiry from “Stacey C” really resonated …

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

Update: the 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016 401K maximum contribution amounts have now been released since this post was written. What follows is for 2009.
The IRS maximum allowed 401K contribution will increase …

A Complete Guide to Effectively Organizing your Paperwork & Mail
December 9, 2008 | 12 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 …

10 Ways to Build, Improve, and Maintain your Credit Score
December 3, 2008 | 2 Comments
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 …

5 Reasons why Dollar Cost Averaging is Back with a Vengeance
December 1, 2008 | 11 Comments
5 Reasons why Dollar Cost Averaging is Back with a Vengeance

Dollar cost averaging (investing like a robot) has received a bad rap in recent years, and for good reason. For those not investing in low or zero transaction cost accounts such as 401K’s, fees can …

Is your 401k Match Being Cut? This May be your Hint to Find a New Job
November 25, 2008 | 9 Comments
Is your 401k Match Being Cut? This May be your Hint to Find a New Job

401k Match Cuts Becoming Popular
Recently GM, Ford, Frontier Airlines, and some other iconic companies announced that they were suspending matching 401k contributions. I find this to be a disturbing trend that I really hope does …

5 Reasons why Everyone Needs a Traditional IRA
November 21, 2008 | 16 Comments
5 Reasons why Everyone Needs a Traditional IRA

Traditional IRA’s are one of my favorite investment vehicles. Why? They are highly flexible. If you don’t have one, you should. They are easy to set up and depending on the broker, they are typically …


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