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You Can Save More In Your 401(k) Next Year

11.07.2014
You Can Save More In Your 401(k) Next Year

For 2015, the 401(k) maximum contribution limit is increasing to $18,000, up from $17,500. If you are 50 or older, you can add up to $6,000 extra per year. That’s an increase from $5,500 in 2014. This is great news for those of us who max out our 401(k) every year. We can save more next year and look forward to a little more tax deduction. Or a little more tax free growth if you go with the Roth 401(k). Of course, setting aside $18,000 per year is quite difficult for all of us. That’s why less than 10% of […]

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10 Smart Ways to Spend a $1,000 Windfall

10.31.2014
smart ways to spend $1000 windfall high tech employee antitrust litigation class action lawsuit

Whoa! I got a check from the High-Tech Employee Antitrust class action lawsuit. Check it out! This is a lot more than the usual $14 I see from these class action cases. The exact amount is actually $1,340.32. I put $1,000 in the title of this article for the search engines. I think Google likes rounded numbers better than exact amounts… High-Tech Employee Antitrust Litigation So what’s this lawsuit about? Basically, the management of the companies named in this lawsuit had a verbal agreement to avoid recruiting from each other. This agreement limits employee job mobility and repressed their wages. […]

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Bear Markets Will Make You Rich

10.10.2014
bear market will make you rich

Have you been following the stock market? Usually, I don’t pay much attention to the stock market and only check the price when I update my net worth spreadsheet. I do that a few times per month. Lately, I’ve been watching the local morning news to get the weather report. October is a weird month because one day we’d get sunny 80 degree weather and the next; we’d get a cold wet day. I need to see the morning weather update so I can dress RB40 Junior appropriately. He loves shorts so that’s his first choice, but shorts won’t work […]

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Is Roth better than Traditional IRA/401(k)?

09.17.2014
Is Roth better than Traditional IRA/401(k)?

Last week, I was researching for a Roth 401(k) article and came across a Roth IRA study from T. Rowe Price. Basically, the study concludes that the Roth account is the better choice for most investors. You’ll have more money unless your tax rate is much lower in retirement. If you’re 55, then your tax rate will have to drop by 7% for the Traditional IRA to beat than the Roth IRA. If you’re 25, the Traditional IRA basically can’t beat Roth IRA. Your age makes a difference because the younger you are, the more time your Roth account has […]

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