A Roth IRA Isn’t Completely Tax Free

By |February 27th, 2012|Categories: Blog, Personal Finance Tips|Tags: , , |

Last weekend I got a phone call from my cousin Tootie (not his real name, but a nickname I've used for him forever). He's a junior in college and most of our conversations revolve around sports so I was expecting to get some trouble about Mizzou blowing a 19 point lead against Kansas. Imagine my surprise when he told me

Does Where You Live Matter for Retirement Savings?

By |January 25th, 2012|Categories: Blog, Personal Finance Tips|Tags: , , , |

Yesterday one of my facebook followers asked me a question about where you live and how that relates to your retirement savings. I'm going to answer his question and seven others because that's what I do on Wednesdays. If you want me to answer your question next week, make sure to follow me on Facebook, Twitter, or both and tell

Saving Money For the Future Doesn’t Matter if You’re Dead

By |November 7th, 2011|Categories: Blog, Personal Finance Tips|Tags: , , |

How bad would it suck to be financially responsible all your life, diligently saving money all your life for retirement only to find out that you have cancer and only have a few months to live? It would suck harder than an a capella Black Eyed Peas concert. That's why a big part of being financially responsible is being health

A 401k With Employer Matching is More Liquid Than You Think

By |September 19th, 2011|Categories: Blog, Personal Finance Tips|Tags: , , , |

I want to tell you about a guy who used to work at my current job; we'll call him Liquid Larry. Liquid Larry and I talked about money quite a bit. He was pretty frugal, and always preferred to keep as much of his net worth in liquid assets. Every dollar he had to his name was in cash or

Make it 70 by 2050!

By |July 6th, 2011|Categories: Blog, Economics / Politics|Tags: , , |

So I couldn't get to a brand new post tonight, so it's time once again to reach back into the archives and pull forward a post from months ago that most people haven't seen yet. This one is particularly relevant right now because our government is in danger of reaching our debt limit and defaulting on our loans. We need

Pandora Has Comedy and I Have Financial Spreadsheets!

By |May 13th, 2011|Categories: Blog, Personal Finance Tips|Tags: , , |

A good friend of mine took me out to dinner tonight (thanks Fat JJ!) and I was telling him about my website and how I surprise myself with my ability to write a new article five days a week. I was raving about my creative genius and my ability to write something awesome and creative every day. And of course,