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Tag: retirement

  1. Women and money: four destructive myths

    8 March 2013

    Among financial bloggers, this has been designated Women’s Money Week. I don’t usually think about finances and economics in a gender-specific ways, but coincidentally, last week I happened to be reading a book called Pound Foolish: Exposing the Dark Side of the Personal Finance Industry. The author, Helaine Olen, devotes a chapter to the way […]

  2. Quick, save now! Easy Roth IRA options

    1 April 2012

    If you live in the United States, you have just seventeen more days to do something very important. No, I’m not talking about filing taxes, although you certainly don’t want to forget that. April 17th is also the deadline for maxing out your tax-advantaged retirement contributions for 2011. The government actually gives you three and […]

  3. How I fell out of love with the stock market

    25 February 2012

    For a whole variety of reasons, all of them bad, I didn’t put so much as a dollar into a retirement account until I was 36 years old. When I did start saving, I followed these four standard pieces of personal finance advice: For long-term growth, put most of your money into stocks, balanced by […]

  4. How to get a fee-free IRA at ShareBuilder

    3 July 2008

    Jak and I have four IRA accounts at ShareBuilder — one Roth and one rollover for each of us. When we opened them in 2007, all ShareBuilder accounts were free to employees, so it was a no-brainer. Each employee got as many Advantage accounts as we wanted, which included up to 20 automatic investments per […]

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