The Maximum HSA Contributions for 2015 & 2016
Mon, 07/27/15 | 2 Comments

The IRS recently published an inflation adjustment increase to the maximum HSA contribution for 2016 over the 2015 maximum HSA contribution limit. More specifically, the family contribution maximum will increase while the individual contribution maximum …

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Umbrella Insurance: the Insurance Policy you Should have, but Don’t
June 1, 2015 | 28 Comments
Umbrella Insurance: the Insurance Policy you Should have, but Don’t

Umbrella insurance is not top of mind for most people like other forms of insurance. I rarely hear anyone mention it (definitely not our trusted personal finance gurus). Up until about a year ago, I …

The Kids ARE Alright? Millennials Embracing Passive Investing & Vanguard
May 25, 2015 | 5 Comments
The Kids ARE Alright? Millennials Embracing Passive Investing & Vanguard

I must confess – I’ve dumped on millennials quite a bit.
First, I made fun of them for boomeranging back to their parent’s basements. Say hi to the “rents” for me, guys (hehe).
Then, I reminded them …

What to do After a Car Accident (Before Leaving the Scene)
May 18, 2015 | 9 Comments
What to do After a Car Accident (Before Leaving the Scene)

“Hey. I just got in a car accident. This guy just whipped out of his parking spot and hit me. What should I do?”
It was a crisp winter Saturday morning, as my frustrated wife recounted …

The 2015 Energy Tax Credits (Available at this Time)
May 13, 2015 | 4 Comments
The 2015 Energy Tax Credits (Available at this Time)

Before I cover the 2015 energy tax credits available to taxpayers, it’s worth pointing out that everything in this article could change by end of year, as last year’s energy tax credits were (and the …

The Worst 401K Advice You’ll Ever Get
May 11, 2015 | 20 Comments
The Worst 401K Advice You’ll Ever Get

Last week we talked about decent advice in much too small doses from mainstream personal finance gurus. This week, we have a slightly different animal – horribly misguiding advice from a guru that you should …

The Problem with Mainstream Personal Finance Gurus (and the 10% Rule)
May 4, 2015 | 35 Comments
The Problem with Mainstream Personal Finance Gurus (and the 10% Rule)

A while back, I was in a job interview for a different role at my present employer. The interviewer, who knew of my personal finance writing background, concluded his round of questioning with this:
“So, what …


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