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Archive for September, 2006

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Getting Generation Y to Save for Retirement

Wednesday, September 27th, 2006

There was a very interesting article (Pitching 401(k)s to Generation Y is a Tough Sell) in today’s Wall Street Journal about how 401(k) firms are having a hard time getting Generation Y to save for retirement. In my opinion, here’s why retirement planning is such a tough sell to Generation Y: They Have Too Much […]

A Late Weekly Roundup

Wednesday, September 27th, 2006

Jim reminds us to Always Follow Up. Flexo reviews The Money Coach’s Guide to Your First Million. Nickel shows us how to Save on Medical Care. FMF on The Pros and Cons of Exchange-Traded Funds. MBH surprises me with the fact that He Likes Getting a Tax Refund. Ricemutt reminds us to Develop a Healthy […]

OPEC’s Worried About the Price of Oil

Tuesday, September 26th, 2006

We knew this was going to happen. The members of OPEC have gotten used to $70 oil. Now that prices have fallen, OPEC wants to cut oil production in hopes of keeping the price propped up. This statement from the article doesn’t make sense to me: OPEC President Edmund Daukoru told Reuters on Tuesday the […]

How to Calculate Your Reduced Roth IRA Contribution Limit

Tuesday, September 26th, 2006

For 2006, the contribution phaseout for Roth IRA Contributions using the following Modified Adjusted Gross Income (MAGI) ranges are: For those filing Married Filing Jointly: MAGI of $150,000 to $160,000 (for 2007 this range is expected to be $156,000 to $166,000) For most Single Filers: MAGI of $95,000 to $110,000 (for 2007 this range is […]

Dumping Your Broker

Monday, September 25th, 2006

There’s no doubt that moving your money from one broker to another can be a royal pain. According to Ron Lieber’s Green Thumb column ($) in this weekend’s Wall Street Journal, there are several reasons why it takes so long to transfer accounts: 1. The account transfer forms must be double-checked at both ends in […]

Great Lifehacker Post on Free College Courses

Monday, September 25th, 2006

Wendy Boswell over at Lifehacker has written a pretty nice tutorial on finding free online college courses. The economics course from the University of Nebraska looks interesting.

What’s Wrong With Simply Telling Your Kids “No?”

Monday, September 25th, 2006

I’m sorry if this sounds preachy, but I have to get this off my chest. I have read on a couple of blogs this morning about this year’s Christmas craze: Tickle Me Elmo. I’m of the opinion that there should NEVER be a craze for a TOY! The idea of paying $100 or more for […]

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