Category: Retirement

Am I Putting Too Much Away For Retirement?

After reading my most recent net worth update, some of you must be wondering why I’m putting so much money into retirement accounts like 401k’s and IRAs, especially given my mid-term go…

FundAdvice.com and Portfolio Tweaking

Spent some time this weekend reading many of the articles at FundAdvice.com. The website is the educational arm of Merriman Capital Management, an investment management firm that is heavily into DF…

Retire to Mexico?

I found out that a friend of mine’s parents have been retired in Mexico for years now as US expats. Supposedly the housing and living expenses are affordable, taxes are low, and the healthcar…

Fidelity 401k Decisions

So while we were gone the details were announced for my wife’s 401k. It appears that there is a 1.5% flat contribution (regardless of how much you contribute) instead of the match that was me…

401ks: How Does Your Employer Match Up?

My last post got me to thinking – How many companies match 401ks, and how much? My old employer matched 100% up to 6%, with full vesting in 5 years. Here is some 2006 data via a press release…

Good News: Wife Is Getting A 401k!

Several of you mentioned that I should increase my wife’s 401k contributions after her recent raise. Great advice, but alas, she had no 401k. We were a 401k-less family. I say were because it…

Portfolio Option #3: Just One Fund

Ah, mutual fund companies love your money, and fully realize many people are lazy, busy, or just don’t want to deal with money. So they created the All-in-One fund. The one I like the best fo…