Wedding Expenses and Marriage Succes? Now We Have Data
Mon, 10/20/14 | 17 Comments

You may already know that I’m not a big fan of materialistic wedding expenses. More specifically, I think that the average cost of a wedding is stupidly high ($29,858 last year) and the average engagement …

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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 …

Ways to Minimize the Material Impact of E-Clutter
September 22, 2009 | 9 Comments
Ways to Minimize the Material Impact of E-Clutter

What is Electronic Clutter?
Material clutter is not the only ‘object’ that we become indebted to. These days, it’s just as easy to feel overwhelmed and stressed out by a different type of clutter. I’m talking …

3 Simplistic Strategies for Getting Rid of Clutter
September 20, 2009 | 12 Comments
3 Simplistic Strategies for Getting Rid of Clutter

I’m going to keep this one simple. I’ve found three effective strategies for tackling clutter. If you struggle with clutter, like just about everyone I know, then give them a try. A combination of the …


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