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Should You Invest Your Emergency Fund?

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The following article is from Melanie, our staff writer. Melanie is in the beginning phase of her journey to Financial Freedom and she’ll offer a refreshing point of view for us. In the world of personal finance we talk about emergency funds ad nauseum. Everyone seems to have an opinion about them. Some people think that [...]

Why Save So Much in Our Retirement Accounts?

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This is the follow up to the previous blog post – How to save $50,000 per year in your tax advantaged accounts. Is it really a good idea to save so much in our retirement accounts? Should we cut back a bit and invest more in our after-tax account? One downside of saving over $50k/year [...]

How to Save $50,000 Per Year in Your Tax Advantaged Accounts

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One of our goals this year is to save and invest at least $50,000 in our various tax advantaged accounts. 2014 is just about over and I’m happy to report that we hit this one out of the park. We saved $56,800 in our tax advantaged accounts this year! Here are the details. Mrs. RB40 [...]

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

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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 [...]