The Percent of Americans who Own Stock Hits Record Low
Thu, 04/28/16 | 6 Comments

A recent Gallup poll had some very interesting numbers on stock market participation of Americans, particularly millennials.
For starters, just 52% of Americans have ANY money invested in stocks!
That low participation rate in stock investing is …

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IRS Maximum Traditional & Roth IRA Contribution Limits for 2011
November 7, 2010 | 6 Comments

Update: If you are looking for the 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016 maximum IRA contribution limits – I have since posted these as well.
In my 2011 maximum 401k contribution post last week, a commenter …

Should you Move Back Home with your Parents? (85% of this year’s grads planned to!)
November 3, 2010 | 18 Comments
Should you Move Back Home with your Parents? (85% of this year’s grads planned to!)

According to CNN, 85% of college seniors plan to move back in with their parents. That number is up from 67% in 2006. The rise is almost surely due to the recession and how competitive …

2011 IRS Maximum Allowed 401k Contribution Announced
October 31, 2010 | 82 Comments
2011 IRS Maximum Allowed 401k Contribution Announced

Update: the 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016 401K maximum contribution amounts have now been released since this post was written. What follows is for 2011.

This past week, the IRS 2011 401K maximum announcement finally …

How to Get Rid of Cable: Share your Story!
October 27, 2010 | 35 Comments
How to Get Rid of Cable: Share your Story!

Getting Rid of Cable: Options Aplenty
It has become increasingly easy to get rid of cable these days through a combination of alternatives without losing much of the entertainment value. And when I say ‘cable’, you …

Why Job Performance is Mostly Unrelated to Job Security
October 24, 2010 | No Comment
Why Job Performance is Mostly Unrelated to Job Security

On my job security post last week, one commenter noted that they were surprised to see that ‘job performance’ was not on the list of 4 key pillars to job security. It was a keen …

Job Security: The 4 Pillars that Guarantee it (& Boost your Income)
October 20, 2010 | 2 Comments
Job Security: The 4 Pillars that Guarantee it (& Boost your Income)

Job Security: One Pillar at a Time
Job security is hard to come by these days. In an age where our culture has come to the conclusion that no job is 100% safe, I believe that …


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