Retirement Planning

Tips: Max Out Your 401k

Tips: Max Out Your 401k

4 Things to Keep in Mind if You’re Trying to Max Out Your 401k No matter how much you might make, $19,000 is generally considered a good chunk of change. It’s the cost of a base model 2018 Honda Civic. For some, it’s the price tag on a first-class...
Retirement Goals by the Decade

Retirement Goals by the Decade

Starting to plan early around your retirement goals is a crucial ingredient for success. Creating a plan early sounds straightforward enough, but decision-making can be complicated when it comes to your financial life. Retirement planning – and indeed...
When Can You Withdraw From Your 401k Or IRA Penalty Free?

When Can You Withdraw From Your 401k Or IRA Penalty Free?

If you are forced to withdraw funds from your IRA or 401k early, it’s helpful to know the rules and regulations around early withdrawals. 401ks, IRAs and other pre-tax retirement savings accounts are common ways to save for retirement, and millions of...
The Journey: Mapping Life’s Financial Decisions

The Journey: Mapping Life’s Financial Decisions

Excerpts from a feature (“The Journey: Mapping Life’s Financial Decisions”) originally published in the Fall 2017 edition of the quarterly magazine Confident Money. (Digital Subscriptions to Confident Money are free.) If you want to talk...
Retirement Plans for the Self-Employed

Retirement Plans for the Self-Employed

Participating in an employer-sponsored retirement plan is one of the best ways to save for retirement – especially if they match your contributions. But what about for those who are their own employers? According to a recent study, the number of...
Gen X & The (Financial) Middle Child Syndrome

Gen X & The (Financial) Middle Child Syndrome

Generational divides have always existed. From our great-grandparents to our grandparents to our parents to our children, each generation is unique in their approach to their financial lives. One of the major differences between each generation is how they...


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