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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Walmart’s Wage Increase Raises the Floor for Low-Wage Worker Pay
February 23, 2015 | 19 Comments
Walmart’s Wage Increase Raises the Floor for Low-Wage Worker Pay

I’ve bashed really big, cash-rich corporations for not paying a livable wage, and offered up some alternative retailers/restaurants that are paying a livable wage. Americans should not settle for pay of less than $10.
Apparently, Walmart …

The Opposite of Compound Returns
February 18, 2015 | 16 Comments
The Opposite of Compound Returns

A while back, I wrote a well-received post on why it is so important to leverage the power of compound investment returns on your savings.
Here’s what I calculated, to make the case:
“$1 saved in your …

Protecting your Identity in an Unprotected World
February 16, 2015 | 7 Comments
Protecting your Identity in an Unprotected World

The string of data breaches last year were alarming. Target, Home Depot, JP Morgan Chase, and EBay all were hacked.
Serious stuff, but the damage was fairly limited to email addresses (at best) and credit card …

Credit Karma Adds Free Equifax Credit Scores and Reports
February 10, 2015 | 6 Comments
Credit Karma Adds Free Equifax Credit Scores and Reports

In case you missed the quiet rollout, Credit Karma has doubled their free credit score and credit report offerings by adding free Equifax credit scores and reports. Had it not been for the Anthem hack …

One of 80 Million Hit by the Anthem Hack? I Was. Here’s How to Protect Your Identity
February 6, 2015 | 8 Comments
One of 80 Million Hit by the Anthem Hack? I Was. Here’s How to Protect Your Identity

The country’s second largest health insurer, Anthem, just announced their database, with private information for all 80 million current and previous customers, was recently hacked. As an Anthem Blue Cross member, I am assuming that …

Your Guide to 2014 Tax Return Domination
February 5, 2015 | 7 Comments
Your Guide to 2014 Tax Return Domination

Get fired up – tax filing season is here!
The tax filing start date for 2014 tax returns – January 20th – has already passed. You wouldn’t really know it though. The IRS website still has …


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