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401ks are one of the most commonly used tools for retirement planning. Read our articles to understand how to take advantage of these valuable savings vehicles.

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What Do You Own?

Recently read an insightful article from Paul Jarvis entitled, “Ownership Is Resistance.” In it Jarvis writes: “In a single generation, we’ve moved away from ownership. We’re now in an on-demand, gig economy where what we can truly own is constantly

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Why It May Be Best to Wait on IPOs

Everyone likes to be the first to discover the next hit band or hot fad. But something I get a kick out is discovering that next big stock. So, I like to watch the soon-to-launch IPOs (Initial Public Offerings) available at the Nasdaq

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How to Teach Kids About Saving Money

For parents, the greatest responsibility (besides leading them to Christ) we have is showing our kids how to manage their money. With how much our world is centered around money, and the trials and tribulations that are associated with money,

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How to Create Your Own Pension

Gone are the years of the traditional pensions and 30+ years with one company. Today, people need to be much more reliant on their own means of saving, investing, and planning. It’s definitely a hard task when there is so

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Six Benefits of Rolling Over Your 401k

This month I had on my list of monthly goals to rollover my 401k from an employer I left in 2011 to Vanguard. Last Friday I pulled the trigger after running into a number of hurdles that were preventing me

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How to Make a Lot of Money (and Just Squeak By)

I came across this interesting piece that originally appeared on fellow personal finance blogger, Financial Samurai’s website, about a couple (both lawyers) who earn $500k a year and still don’t have a lot of “leftover” at the end of the

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How to Plan for Retirement Like Clark Griswold

Every Christmas season my wife and I have series of movies that we pull out and watch between Thanksgiving and Christmas time. This past weekend we pulled out one of our classics, National Lampoons Christmas Vacation! If it isn’t part

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