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Questions About Watches, Seasoning Mixes, 401(k) Criticisms, and More!
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What’s inside? Here are the questions answered in today’s reader mailbag, boiled down to summaries of five or fewer words. Click on the number to jump straight down to the question. 1. Copying seasoning mixes? 2. University degree as gatekeeper 3. Raising credit score while abroad 4. Shut-in suggestions 5. Easier solution than budgeting? 6. […]

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How to Use a Windfall to Supercharge Your 401(k)
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There are a number of different reasons why you might suddenly find yourself with some extra money: Tax refund Bonus Cash gift Employee stock vesting (which you should often quickly sell out of) Inheritance There are a lot of good things you could do that with money, and using it to turbocharge your retirement savings […]

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How much should I have in my 401k?
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I’ve talked about the 401k a few times before… [cue montage of every single time I scream at you to get a 401k] That’s only because the 401k is one of the most powerful investment tools at your disposal. Whenever I mention it, though, someone inevitably asks me the same question: How much should I have in my 401k? It’s a solid […]

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Three Myths About Your 401(k)
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With traditional pensions all but disappearing, the workplace retirement plan has become the bedrock of many people’s retirement savings strategy. Four out of five Americans work at a company that offers a 401k (or a variant such as a 403b). And while far too many workers still don’t or can’t contribute to their 401k, it’s […]

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How to Maximize Your 401(k) Employer Match
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If I offered you the chance to immediately double every dollar you saved, would you take it? Of course you would! You work hard to save that money, and a magic money-doubling machine is just the thing you need to make all that hard work pay off. Well, in essence, that’s exactly what your 401(k) […]

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401(k) Vesting: What It Is and Why It Matters
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You’ve almost certainly heard that if you’re saving for retirement, taking full advantage of your 401(k) employer match should be your first step. That match represents an immediate 50% to 100% return on investment, which is better than anything you’ll find anywhere else. It’s the standard advice because it’s good advice. Making sure you’re getting the […]

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Questions About Bankruptcy, Cremation, Music, Philosophy, and More!
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What’s inside? Here are the questions answered in today’s reader mailbag, boiled down to summaries of five or fewer words. Click on the number to jump straight down to the question. 1. Time for bankruptcy protection? 2. Alternative options for cremation costs 3. Tough decisions in retirement 4. Technical writing options 5. What’s next after […]

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Questions About Skillet Meals, Balance Transfers, Status Symbols, and More!
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What’s inside? Here are the questions answered in today’s reader mailbag, boiled down to summaries of five or fewer words. Click on the number to jump straight down to the question. 1. Planning around low interest loans 2. Worried about financial crisis 3. Figuring out cremation costs 4. CPAs and taxes 5. Status symbols and […]

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The Pros and Cons of Investing With Robo Advisors
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The last few decades have been very good for individual investors. Vanguard introduced the first publicly available index fund in 1976, and since then index mutual funds and ETFs have exploded in availability. Given what we know about investing – namely that minimizing fees and using index funds both increase your odds of success – […]

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Questions About Local Banks, Weight Loss, New City Challenges, and More!
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What’s inside? Here are the questions answered in today’s reader mailbag, boiled down to summaries of five or fewer words. Click on the number to jump straight down to the question. 1. IRA contribution and rollover questions 2. Saving for next home 3. Using banking to “buy local” 4. Figuring out where to live 5. […]

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Questions About Furnaces, Focusing, Estate Planning, Watercooler Talk, and More!
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What’s inside? Here are the questions answered in today’s reader mailbag, boiled down to summaries of five or fewer words. Click on the number to jump straight down to the question. 1. Buy it for life: jeans 2. Water bottle for life 3. Shopping around for a furnace 4. Getting “in the zone” 5. Thoughts […]

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