Lessons from a Manic Stock Market & Flash Correction
Mon, 08/31/15 | 6 Comments

Last Monday morning, I was feeling absolutely sick to my stomach.
The Dow had just opened the day 1,000 points below where it had closed the previous Friday. And this was after it had lost an …

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All Successful Financial Goals Should Start with This
July 6, 2015 | 12 Comments
All Successful Financial Goals Should Start with This

There are an endless variety of financial goals that you can set out to achieve.
Some can be very short term, i.e. “I’m not going to spend a dollar today.”
Some can take a little more planning …

The ACA (Obamacare) Survives. But is it Actually Working?
June 30, 2015 | 17 Comments
The ACA (Obamacare) Survives. But is it Actually Working?

With last Thursday’s ACA Supreme Court ruling confirming that Congress intended to include subsidies for those on the federal exchange in addition to state exchanges, the ACA has now survived an election, two Supreme Court …

457B: The Mysterious Retirement Plan that could Turbo-charge your Retirement Savings
June 22, 2015 | 10 Comments
457B: The Mysterious Retirement Plan that could Turbo-charge your Retirement Savings

In the wake of my wife getting a better job, I thought it would be wise to read through all of her new employer’s benefit plan details. Standard fare, when all of a sudden, something …

The Traditional Retirement Flaw: WHEN Might Not be your Choice
June 15, 2015 | 18 Comments
The Traditional Retirement Flaw: WHEN Might Not be your Choice

It wasn’t long ago that I blasted the traditional 10% savings plan advice given by financial gurus that recommends you work until traditional retirement age (65+), save 10% along the way, and then sip pina …

How I Successfully Appealed an IRS Penalty
June 10, 2015 | 6 Comments
How I Successfully Appealed an IRS Penalty

By all accounts, I’ve been a diligent taxpayer for the last decade plus – never a late fee, never a need for extension, never a penalty, never an audit (or reason to be audited).
So I …

The Importance of Emergency Savings Funds (that 47% of Americans Don’t Have)
June 8, 2015 | 22 Comments
The Importance of Emergency Savings Funds (that 47% of Americans Don’t Have)

I had a sizzling hot date with the Federal Reserve’s “Report on the Economic Well-Being of U.S. Households” report the other night and things got a little out of control – for ‘mericans, that is.
Just …


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