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I’m Confused — What the Heck is a 401(k), IRA, and Roth?

Roth—401(k)—IRA—oh my! What do all these numbers and letters mean anyway? Perhaps you know that they have something to do with retirement, but that’s all you know. It’s important to know the different options for saving for retirement so that you can get the...

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Student Loans and Marriage: Good Communication Helped Us Tackle Massive Debt

My wife, Tori, and I started dating about a decade ago. Little did we know then that we would face...

Catch-Up Contributions

A recent survey found that 18% or people were very confident about having enough money to live comfortably through their…

Orchestrating Your Retirement Accounts

An orchestra is merely a collection of instruments, each of which brings a unique sound. It is only when a…

Where Will Your Retirement Money Come From?

For many people, retirement income may come from a variety of sources. Here’s a quick review of the six main…

Important Birthdays Over 50

Most children stop being “and-a-half” somewhere around the age of 12. Kids add “and-a-half” to make sure everyone knows they’re…

The Economics of Borrowing from Your 401(k)

When times are tough, that pool of dollars sitting in your 401(k) plan account may start to look attractive. But…

Building Your Nest Egg

There are many different approaches you may take for planning ahead for your retirement, and building your nest egg takes…

Borrowing From Your 401(k): A Financial Sin

When we put money into our retirement accounts we do so for a specific purpose: retirement. All the money you…

Stay Away from My 401(k)

It is no secret that our countries federal deficit is quite steep, but is retirement savings the correct place to…

401k UPDATE: November to Bring Critical Turning Point

November often acts as a transition into many things: the holiday season, end of the year preparations, and winter’s arrival.  …

Retirement Planning: A Recipe For Success

Planning your investments to build a retirement fund can be a dizzying prospect. The various questions and options and details…