My Thanksgiving Weekend

I mentioned last month that I wanted to personalize my blog a bit more and I think the best way to do so is to share a little bit about my life that has absolutely nothing to do with finances.  Blasphemy, right? In addition, I think it will be really cool to look through myContinue Reading

Unusual Ways to Save Money

Looking for ways to save money is a popular pastime for many of us, but for some people it becomes something of an obsession. Luckily for us, this has led to some interesting and unusual ways of saving money, which we can either use as inspiration for our own money-saving endeavors or for… well, somethingContinue Reading

I Don’t Understand the Safe Withdrawal Rate Discussion

It isn’t hard to find an article that discusses Safe Withdrawal rates, but I am not exactly sure why it is such a hot topic in retirement planning.  Investopedia provides a pretty succinct definition of the Safe Withdrawal Rate (which they refer to as the 4% rule), What Does Four Percent Rule Mean? A ruleContinue Reading

How Much is Too Much to Spend on a Hobby?

  I am not sure if it is sad or not, but my main hobby is this blog and building my online empire, however, as many people would guess that it isn’t a very physical hobby.  Then throw in the fact that I sit at a desk all day and it all equals a notContinue Reading

Why Young Investors Shouldn’t Shy from Stocks

The stock market has been incredibly volatile over the last couple of years, and it has caused many who are just beginning to plan for their retirement and those nearing retirement to avoid investing int the markets altogether. While for older couples nearing retirement, avoiding large amounts of investments in the stock markets is aContinue Reading

Increasing my 401(k) Contributions to Avoid Leaving Money on the Table

I mentioned about a month ago I would open my books a bit more so I can look back at my archives and understand where I came from.  In both my goals and objectives for 2011 and my halfway update for those goals I mentioned that I contribute the amount to my 401(k) which garnersContinue Reading