Earning More Does Not Cure All
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If you’ve spent any amount of time reading personal finance advice, you’ve surely come across gurus or opinionated individuals with an unwavering faith in the power of income to cure all financial ills.
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Jason Brown Leaves NFL Millions & then the Story Takes a REALLY Odd Turn
November 25, 2014 | 13 Comments
Jason Brown Leaves NFL Millions & then the Story Takes a REALLY Odd Turn

Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays, and while you contemplate leaving your friends and family for the consumer madness of Black Friday, I wanted to share a good story that is in the spirit …

Roth IRA Basics, In a Question & Answer Format
November 23, 2014 | 29 Comments
Roth IRA Basics, In a Question & Answer Format

Roth IRA’s have become quite popular among the millennial generation (and beyond) and can be a great addition to your retirement savings arsenal. But Roths bring a lot of questions with them, so I wanted …

The Millennial Personal Savings Rate is in. Sound the Alarms!
November 17, 2014 | 13 Comments
The Millennial Personal Savings Rate is in. Sound the Alarms!

When someone asks me to give them one personal finance metric to really focus on that matters more than any other, there is no hesitation in my reply: “personal savings rate“.
No matter which way you …

Labeling the 3 Types of Purchases Makes you a Wiser Consumer
November 10, 2014 | 14 Comments
Labeling the 3 Types of Purchases Makes you a Wiser Consumer

At the simplest level, when you break down everything you buy, or consume, it can all really be distilled in to 3 categories:
1. The stuff you actually need.
2. The stuff you want, that you think …

2015 Tax Brackets & Standard Deductions
November 3, 2014 | 10 Comments
2015 Tax Brackets & Standard Deductions

Update: the 2016 tax brackets and standard deductions have also been announced. What follows is for the 2015 tax and calendar years.
The IRS just released it’s 2015 tax brackets and standard deduction amounts, and there …

2015 Traditional & Roth IRA Contribution Limits
October 24, 2014 | 5 Comments
2015 Traditional & Roth IRA Contribution Limits

Update: The 2016 maximum IRA contributions and income limits have now also been announced.
2015 Traditional & Roth IRA Maximum Contribution Limits
Unfortunately, 2015 will not bring an increase in the maximum individual retirement account contribution amount. …


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