Category: Retirement

The Conversation The Fortunate Few Gets to Have

The Conversation The Fortunate Few Gets to Have

[ Follow up post to “The Fight That Made Me A Better Wife” ] So here we both are, after a fight, hanging out on our Craigslist sofa that came with a mysterious orange stain. It’s already pitch black outside because Jared spent another 12 […]

Storytime! “I Cashed Out My 401K!” – 401K Taxes & Early Withdrawal Penalties

Storytime! “I Cashed Out My 401K!” – 401K Taxes & Early Withdrawal Penalties

401K Taxes & Early Withdrawal Financial literally is important and as a personal finance blogger I sometimes take my knowledge for granted. This particular story happened to a former schoolmate of mine. She received what she thought was a “blessing” check. I would like to […]

Is Your 401K Plan & Match Good Enough?

Is Your 401K Plan & Match Good Enough?

Is Your 401K Good Enough? An employer sponsored 401K plan match is one of the better known benefits of having a salaried position. Besides contributing the $18,000 limit annually, the simple answer is yes (with lots of caveats)! Our definition of ‘good enough’ is simply ‘are you on the right track […]