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Year End Checkup

( 401(k) andIRA )

When I look back at my archives, I see I only set TWO financial goals for this year.  Ack!  I honestly can’t remember if I maxed out my 2009 IRA but I paid off the car in late May or early June.  I’m maxing out my 401k and will max out my 2010 IRA.  I’m […]

Year-End Money Moves

( 401(k) andInvesting andIRA )

The end of the year is fast-approaching. That means I spent a few hours yesterday looking at our finances. Due to an extra paycheck that I wasn’t expecting (it was scheduled for Friday 1/1 but that’s a holiday so it was moved to Thursday 12/31), I was able to max out my 401k. I originally […]

Money Down the Toilet

photo credit: Mark Sardella It seems that we need new toilets.  I know it’s a necessity but I’ve been putting it off because I don’t like spending money on things that aren’t ‘fun’.  What’s more, we really need to replace all four toilets.  I’m thinking of  replacing two now (the most used) and the other two […]

Saving for retirement on $20 a week

photo credit: mujitra (´???) This is a guest post from A, a pf blogger at I Pick Up Pennies. Thanks to A for guest blogging while I’m on vacation! My husband and I turned 30 in 2008, and I decided it was time to start planning for retirement. Neither of us have worked for companies […]

Reminder – Kiplinger’s Jump Start Your Retirement

photo credit: habi Once again, Kiplinger’s Magazine is offering FREE retirement advice.  Today, you can call or go online (9 am – 6 pm EST) to talk with NAPFA financial planners.  Just call 1-888-919-2345 or go to www.kiplinger.com/yourretirement/jumpstart/.

Reminder – Kiplinger’s Jump Start Your Retirement

photo credit: habi Once again, Kiplinger’s Magazine is offering FREE retirement advice.  Today, you can call or go online (9 am – 6 pm EST) to talk with NAPFA financial planners.  Just call 1-888-919-2345 or go to www.kiplinger.com/yourretirement/jumpstart/.

Kiplinger’s Does It Again

photo credit: habi Once again, Kiplinger’s Magazine is offering FREE retirement advice.  On January 13th and January 30th, you can call or go online (9 am – 6 pm EST) to talk with NAPFA financial planners.  Just call 1-888-919-2345 or go to www.kiplinger.com/yourretirement/jumpstart/.

What to Do in this Financial Climate?

photo credit: Latente § piove merda e dicono che è ciocolata Like most of you, my 401(k) has steadily been declining despite the money I contribute with each paycheck.  When I checked my balance last night, it looked a lot like my 2005 balance!  So what am I going to do?  Nothing, or rather stay […]