Yearly Archives: 2010

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What I am Doing with my Unexpected Bonus

I can’t believe that it was 2 whole years ago when I bitched complained made note that I received an unexpectedly low bonus and what I was going to do to rectify the situation.  The amount that was "lower than expected" was actually part of my compensation schedule.  Well, this year things are different. The compensation portion of this year's bonus was higher than any year in the past, and then in a completely unexpected move The Boss Men Decided to throw me another few bucks on top of the compensation schedule piece because the firm, as a whole, did really well. What I am Doing [...]

By |2016-03-07T21:11:01-04:00December 20th, 2010|Personal Situation|32 Comments

2010 My Journey to Millions Blogging Statistics

In 2.5 years of blogging I never publically shared any of traffic statistics.  It isn’t because I was embarrassed but because to be honest I never thought anyone would care, but how am I going to hold myself accountable if I don’t put it out there?  Since so few bloggers share these numbers I don’t know if they are good or bad. If you have published a similar post let me know and I’ll add it to the post.  Unless otherwise stated, all traffic statistics are taken from Google Analytics. I am willing to put anything out there in this post so [...]

By |2013-10-30T11:36:42-04:00December 17th, 2010|Personal Situation|70 Comments

Why did I Create a 529? Why Did I Choose New York’s Program

The Wife and I just recently had our first child and like the responsible adults that we are supposed to be I started looking into college savings.  The IRS has a fantastic Q&A on the 529 Plan, which will answer many of the questions one may have.  Here are some of the main questions associated with 529 plan. Q. What is a 529 plan? Answer. A plan operated by a state or educational institution, with tax advantages and potentially other incentives to make it easier to save for college and other post-secondary training for a designated beneficiary, such as a child or [...]

By |2016-02-16T16:19:38-04:00December 16th, 2010|Personal Finance|7 Comments

How to Tackle Your Debts in 2011

Many people set themselves financial objectives, and I think it’s a great way to keep you financially motivated and focused. It’s a harsh fact of life that getting in debt is so much easier than getting out of it, however with a correct plan of action you can make it easier. Before you can ever consider your finances to be in a healthy position tackling your debts should be your first priority. Analyze your debts Before starting to tackle your debts, you first need to find out how much debt you actually have, and some of you may be surprised by what [...]

By |2014-07-15T00:18:40-04:00December 14th, 2010|Debt|8 Comments

Choosing Which State’s 529 Plan to Use

There are tons of articles discussing which State's 529 Plan to use, however, most seem to focus on expense ratios and fund choices.  While those variables are obviously important I believe there is another issue that is often ignored.  By living in a certain State and participating in that certain State's 529 Plan you may receive an income tax deduction from that State's income tax bill. I did not take the time to verify each State's statute or website the information below was taken from a reputable source, FinAid.org. Does My State Have an Income Tax Deduction for Contributions to 529 Plans? Alabama $5,000 [...]

By |2013-09-26T15:00:22-04:00December 13th, 2010|Investments|3 Comments