How much of your 401k balance is really yours?

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Do you remember when you first started at your job? Do you vaguely remember sitting in an HR meeting where they discussed your employment benefits? I’m sure one of the items they discussed was retirement benefits. Many firms will offer to match your retirement savings contribution as part of your employment benefits. Your employer offers you this match in lieu … Read More

How to get $2,500,000 in your bank account

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Have you been thinking about putting some money into your 401k? But then when the moment comes to setup your account or pick from the options in your package, you hesitate and put it off for another time. Maybe you thought “I would do this, but I genuinely don’t know what to do”. Or maybe you were just worried about … Read More

Moving your Retirement Funds when you Switch Jobs

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In honor of the 6th annual Women’s Money Week, see this post below about investing. Like many millennials, I’m a bit of a notorious job hopper. Because I’ve had the pleasure of working for more than just one company, there’s no gold watch in my future. There’s a wide variety of reasons for switching jobs: to find a position or … Read More

The Impact of Applying the 1% Rule

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In honor of the 6th annual Women’s Money Week, see this post below about investing. You may hesitate to put any amount of money away into a retirement account. Maybe you are thinking ‘where the hell is this money going? I don’t understand investing or how markets work. Why can I just use it now, while I’m young?” I get … Read More

A Simple Decision Makes a BIG Difference

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In celebration of the 6th annual Women’s Money Week, see this post below about retirement investing. #WMWeek17 Gone are the days of the pension plan. Most employers have decided that it’s the responsibility of the employees to provide for themselves in retirement. That’s partially because pension plans are essentially unsustainable. When you start working, there’s typically a window of 30-60 … Read More