2015 Traditional & Roth IRA Contribution Limits
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2015 Traditional & Roth IRA Maximum Contribution Limits
Unfortunately, 2015 will not bring an increase in the maximum individual retirement account contribution amount. The 2015 maximum IRA contribution limit is still capped at $5,500, the same …

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Personal Finance DeathMatch: You Vs. Your Parents – who Wins?
November 16, 2009 | 18 Comments
Personal Finance DeathMatch: You Vs. Your Parents – who Wins?

How much of your personal finance savvy can you chalk up to what you learned from your parents? Are you a better saver than they are? Were you motivated by their personal finance behaviors?
It’s an …

The 2 Financial Benefits that Every Veteran Should Receive
November 15, 2009 | 2 Comments
The 2 Financial Benefits that Every Veteran Should Receive

This is a slightly belated post in the spirit of awareness around Veteran’s Day. Thank you to all the brave men and women who have served our country.
Volunteering their Lives
Our Veterans volunteer their lives (while …

4 Things you should do Before Open Enrollment Closes
November 3, 2009 | 7 Comments
4 Things you should do Before Open Enrollment Closes

What is Open Enrollment?
This is open enrollment season at many employers. What is open enrollment? It’s basically a window of time that your employer allows you to change your benefit elections for the upcoming year. …

2010 IRS Maximum Allowed 401k Contribution Announced
October 20, 2009 | 33 Comments
2010 IRS Maximum Allowed 401k Contribution Announced

Being that this is National Save for Retirement Week, it seems appropriate to share some bittersweet news that I just learned. The IRS has recently made the big announcement regarding 401K maximums for 2010. <Update: …

The Shockingly Low Amount of Retirement Savings per American
October 19, 2009 | 144 Comments

Average Retirement Savings per American
According to the Employee Benefits Research Institute’s 2013 Retirement Confidence Survey, 57% of workers in the U.S. have less than $25,000 in total savings and investments.
With pension plans being a thing …

When to Move to Joint Financial Accounts
September 29, 2009 | 10 Comments
When to Move to Joint Financial Accounts

The Joint Bank Account Debate
Should you keep separate or create joint financial accounts when you get married? It’s one of those age-old hot personal finance topics. When do you know if it’s the right time …


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