Tag Archive: savings

Jan 12

Retirement plan limits unchanged

Anyone who’s bought groceries, filled their gas tank or paid insurance premiums recently would probably be surprised to learn that, according to Department of Labor’s Consumer Price Index for Urban Consumers (CPI-U), the rate of inflation is relatively flat – only 1.2 percent from September 2012 to September 2013. That’s bad news for people who …

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Oct 21

Financial Freedom Seminar coming

Are you in debt, and sick and tired of being in debt? Do you have more month than money? Does your money come in and go out, and nooooobody knows where it has gone? If an emergency occurs at your house, how do you pay for it? Do you have credit card debt, or borrowed …

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Oct 09

Lower income? Don’t pass up the saver’s credit

In 2002, Congress passed legislation to create an income tax credit designed to encourage lower- and middle-income people to save money for retirement. The saver’s credit, worth up to $1,000 a year for individuals ($2,000 for couples filing jointly), rewards people for contributing to an IRA or 401(k) plan. benefit from the saver’s credit are …

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Sep 24

Danger ahead: our disappearing pensions

How’s your 401(k) doing? Working Americans ask themselves this question — and angst about the answer — a great deal these days. And why not? For most Americans, retirement reality has turned chillingly stark: Either you have a robust set of investments in your 401(k) or you’re facing some really rocky happy years. A generation …

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Feb 21

Can your family afford college?

By Jason Alderman I’m a firm believer that the more knowledge you acquire, the richer your life will be. But as college tuition and fees continue to skyrocket, students and parents increasingly are asking, “Is a degree really worth the cost?” For many people it certainly is: On average, college graduates earn $550,000 more than …

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Jan 05

Boosting your retirement plan contributions

By Jason Alderman For the first time since 2009, the IRS has increased the amount people can contribute to their 401(k) and other defined contribution plans. Effective January 1, 2012, the maximum annual contribution grows by $500 to $17,000, thanks to an increase in the Department of Labor’s Consumer Price Index for Urban Consumers (CPI-U), …

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