Should I Leave My 401k With My Old Employer?

Long gone are the days of the 30 year company careers, gone with that are the large pensions that have so severely strapped our economy. The average worker according to the Bureau of labor statistics is just shy of 12 job changes throughout ages 18- 48![1] Instead we must rely on our own savings. Bring on the 401k!The 401k was never meant to … [Read more...]

How Much Is Enough To Retire?

How much is enough to retire

It seems in recent years that people have become more obsessed with retiring early. Just type in “couple retired at 30” into Google and tons of results will show up for people actually writing about retiring around their 30s. I remember when I was younger and in school, I would think to myself, if I could retire and not work that would be a … [Read more...]

What To Do With Your Old 401(k)

What To Do With Your Old 401k

One of best ways to save for retirement is saving into your companies' 401k. This is great, until you leave that company, what happens to your money? Well, not to worry, fortunately it's still right where you left it. It's like finding that $20 in a pair of pants that you completely forgot about, although hopefully you have more than that in … [Read more...]

Save on Taxes Using an IRA or Roth IRA

Ira vs Roth Ira

After recently purchasing our house, a fixer upper, I know now the struggle… the struggle to want everything done and finished. No more projects no more planning on projects for the house. I know this isn’t realistic, as that day is a long way off. It will be some time before our fixer upper is in a good spot, at least what my wife and I consider a … [Read more...]