Why Roth Retirement Accounts are Very Overrated & Over-hyped
Mon, 03/2/15 | 48 Comments

Me: Forgive me father, for I have sinned.
Father Finance: You are in a safe place to share your sins, my son. What would you like to confess?
Me: I think Roth retirement accounts are very overrated …

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Google Helpouts: an Interesting New Way to Save & Make Money
November 12, 2013 | 3 Comments
Google Helpouts: an Interesting New Way to Save & Make Money

Google just launched a new service last week called Google Helpouts. It’s been a bit under the radar compared to many previous launches for Google, but it has some interesting tie-ins to personal finance in …

You Might be Able to Carryover $500 in FSA Funds for the First Time
November 11, 2013 | 2 Comments
You Might be Able to Carryover $500 in FSA Funds for the First Time

A few months back, we went over the basics on flexible spending accounts (FSA’s).
For those who do not have access to an HSA (which requires being paired with a HDHP in order to be able …

PPO vs. HDHP Costs & Savings (Year 2 After the Switch to an HDHP)
November 7, 2013 | 10 Comments
PPO vs. HDHP Costs & Savings (Year 2 After the Switch to an HDHP)

This post may be a tad bit before end of year, but now that open enrollment is finally here after being delayed, I wanted to give anyone who is considering multiple health insurance plans something …

2014 Tax Brackets & Standard Deductions Increased for Inflation
November 5, 2013 | 6 Comments
2014 Tax Brackets & Standard Deductions Increased for Inflation

Update: the 2015 tax brackets (for the 2015 calendar year) have since been announced.
The IRS released it’s 2014 tax bracket rates, and there will be a number of inflation adjustments for the tax brackets and …

Why I will be Maxing out my HSA in 2014
November 4, 2013 | 14 Comments
Why I will be Maxing out my HSA in 2014

Update: the 2015 maximum HSA contribution has been announced and there is an increase. over 2014.
Along with the other tax advantaged accounts, the IRS recently announced increases in limits to one of my favorite savings …

2014 Maximum IRA Contributions Announced
October 31, 2013 | 4 Comments
2014 Maximum IRA Contributions Announced

Update: The 2015 maximum IRA contributions and income limits have since been announced.
2014 Maximum Roth & Traditional IRA Contribution Maximums
As with the 2014 maximum 401K contribution, there was also no change with the 2014 maximum …


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