So often our lives get busy, and it can be hard to stay on top of all the detailed minutia of our financial lives. Things tend to slide, and we end up not having the optimal setup for anything in o … [Read more...] about Take A Personal Day To Fix Your Finances
Archives for October 2010
This post is part of a continuing series called "Retiring Wealthy On An Average Salary" that looks at the inspiring stories of men and women who earned average salaries during their working years, but … [Read more...] about Retiring Wealthy On An Average Salary: The Story Of The Sensible Social Worker
When my wife and I bought our new home in 2006 we were moving from a neighborhood that was undergoing significant changes. Not only was the neighborhood starting to have more crime and lack of … [Read more...] about Renting Vs. Buying A Home: Which Is The Best Choice?
Marriage. It is one of the sacred and fulfilling of institutions that we have, but, it can also be a lot of work. When you get married there is so much to be done in the financial realm including … [Read more...] about Spousal IRA Contribution Rules And Limits
Last week I published the first post in a series I'm calling "Retiring Wealthy On An Average Salary". The series is intended to give us a brief glimpse into the lives of some average people who made … [Read more...] about Retiring Wealthy On An Average Salary: The Story Of The Altruistic Educator
It is often assumed that because the rich have amassed a fortune, that they really don't have to work very hard, and that in general that they work less than others who are less well off. They just h … [Read more...] about Do The Rich Work Harder? Is The Key To Wealth Hard Work?
A couple of times on this site I have profiled millionaires who became rich through hard work and determination, and I talked about how and why they were able to rise to such success. While those … [Read more...] about Retiring Wealthy On An Average Salary: The Story Of The Thrifty Engineer
In the past couple of years I've been considering taking a chance and becoming a self employed entrepreneur, and something I've had to consider is how I'll be saving for retirement. As a self … [Read more...] about SEP IRA Rules And Contribution Limits: Retirement Plans For Self Employed People
As the end of the year approaches, a lot of people are scrambling to try and schedule work on their homes that they had been putting off. The reason? Most of the tax credits for energy efficient home … [Read more...] about $1500 Energy Tax Credit For Energy Efficient Home Improvements Runs Out Soon
You can’t just blindly put money in a 401(k) and assume that once you’re retired, it’ll all turn out perfectly. Do you even know what’s in your 401(k), or how to determine what is? It’s okay to admit t … [Read more...] about Don’t Just Blindly Put Money In Your 401k. Get Out Of The Hammock
One of the most common discussions that I hear from people considering walking down the isle, or those who have already gotten hitched, is the age old topic of whether or not couples should have joint … [Read more...] about Should Married Couples Have Joint Bank Accounts?