The Genius of Tiny Homes (with Inspiring TEDx Talk)
Mon, 12/15/14 | 20 Comments

I’ve talked about the benefits of tiny home living a number of times in the past, and for good reason: the average US home size is at an all time high of 2,598 square feet …

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Retirement Plan Rollovers Have you Confused? Check Out this Rollover Compatibility Chart
May 14, 2014 | One Comment
Retirement Plan Rollovers Have you Confused? Check Out this Rollover Compatibility Chart

Have you ever wondered, “Hmmm… can I roll this retirement plan over to that retirement plan”?
Retirement plan rollovers can be confusing. Sometimes there are goofy rules around when you can do it or if you …

Why I Love Vanguard & You Should Too
May 12, 2014 | 16 Comments
Why I Love Vanguard & You Should Too

Vanguard recently wrapped up a cross-country tour that they dubbed “The At-Cost Café” to extoll the virtues of low cost investing – and quite appropriately – sell coffee at-cost ($0.26) to those who crossed their …

Capital Gains and Selling Employee Stock: What you Don’t Know CAN Hurt you
May 7, 2014 | 8 Comments
Capital Gains and Selling Employee Stock: What you Don’t Know CAN Hurt you

A while back, we covered capital gains tax basics. One thing I didn’t get in to that I thought deserved a post all of its own is capital gains on employee stock units – you …

A Mandatory Exercise in Tracking your Personal Finances
May 5, 2014 | 11 Comments
A Mandatory Exercise in Tracking your Personal Finances

As my income has grown, expenses have declined, and I’ve grown more and more in tune with my personal finances and long-term goals – an interesting and ironic thing has happened.
Time has seemingly slowed WAAAAY …

Max Out your 401k Early in the Year for Better Returns?
April 30, 2014 | 33 Comments
Max Out your 401k Early in the Year for Better Returns?

I was recently approached by a longtime reader with a seemingly random question,
“Is it better to max out your 401k each year as soon as possible?”
Upon digging a little deeper, I found out that a …

Vanguard has 3 S&P 500 Index Funds. How do you Choose?
April 28, 2014 | 21 Comments
Vanguard has 3 S&P 500 Index Funds. How do you Choose?

I’m a big fan of passive index investing, where you basically pile all of your investments in to index funds and don’t try to time the market. For the amateur investor, it is hard to …


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