The Kids ARE Alright? Millennials Embracing Passive Investing & Vanguard
Mon, 05/25/15 | 2 Comments

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 …

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Reader 2014 Health Insurance Premium Price Change Roll Call
November 19, 2013 | 12 Comments
Reader 2014 Health Insurance Premium Price Change Roll Call

We’ve been discussing HSA’s, HDHP’s, and the new insurance exchanges a lot lately, as 2014 marks the first year of the new public exchanges under the Affordable Care Act.
Love it, or hate it – the …

If you have a Pension, Get to Know the PBGC
November 18, 2013 | No Comment
If you have a Pension, Get to Know the PBGC

If you’ve only ever had access to a defined contribution retirement plan like a 401K or 403B, you have little stake in the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC).
Defined contribution plans are, by nature, fully funded …

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 …


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