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As I have been out talking about my new book, Help! My 401(k) Has Fallen - And Must Get Up!, one of the most common questions I am asked is this -
What is the one thing I can do to fix my 401(k)?
Of course, the person asking wants a simple answer, not a lot of broker speak. So here it is. Regardless of age, gender, or…
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Most people have never heard of a SIMPLE IRA before, and are curious to know how it differs from a 401(k). A SIMPLE IRA stands for Savings Investment Match PLan for Employees.
One of the key differences of why your employer may have a SIMPLE IRA versus a 401(k), is that SIMPLE IRAs are geared for employers with less than a 100 employees. In addition…
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Ever heard of ageism? Ageism is a term coined by Dr. Robert Butler which refers to discrimination against the elderly. How does this affect you?
As a nation, we are getting older. People are living longer than they did in previous generations. According to http://www.socialsecurity.gov/ a male who lives to…
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I had a chance to read a great article this week by Joe Mont. Big 401(k) Mistakes That Hurt Savings – June 1, 2010. This article was interesting to me for a few reasons. The facts he outlines tell me that there is definitely a need for…Continue
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Well, I am finally done with typesetting and editing on the book, “Help! My 401(k) Has Fallen – And Must Get Up!” . The process of editing reminded me of watching a potter making a clay jar. We’ve all seen the image of a lump of wet clay on a turntable, spinning while the potter’s hands mold the clay into a beautiful jar.
I actually finished writing in…
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One of the things I wasn’t looking forward to with my book was typesetting. I am actually not the greatest typist in the world, and Microsoft Word isn’t equipped for a clean copy. Typesetting means ‘formatting’ the words so that all paragraphs and spacing is even, and all graphs look clean and sharp.
When you self-publish, typesetting is one of those things that will make the book look more professional as opposed to just having it printed yourself.…Continue
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Last week, I shared the first part of my 'adventure' with G.K. (G.K. is for Gate Keeper, a junior officer I encountered during a recent 401(k) review for a local business.) There is certainly a lot of danger in sponsoring a 401(k) plan for your employees when you don't give a s*** about it.
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When was the last time you had something happen that really pissed you off - but you were also extremely thankful for it?
First, if you are offended by the word "pissed", I apologize. I use that word to get your attention and it does a much better job of describing my feelings in this case than "angry" or "mad". I was "pissed" because I witnessed some real wimpiness from an employer.
I did a 401(k) plan…
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Well, my daughter wanted to see the “Wimpy Kid” movie yesterday. I know she likes the book series and they are pretty funny so we went.
The movie was pretty funny, a bit different from the book with several new adventures for the Wimpy Kid, Greg Heffley, as he deals with surviving middle school. You really don’t want to know about the “cheese touch”. It helps to have read one or more of the books in the series.…Continue
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