Just enrolled into the 401k plan at my work this month. No match yet, but feels good to start on something!
Didn’t see this challenge, but since my wife got her first post-PhD job in January we’ve been able to max her 401K contribution, max my HSA contribution and save $3K/month toward a down payment on a house. Nice that she’s finally out of school . . .
That’s a wrap, folks. April is over and that means our April Money Challenge has come to an end. If you joined us, now’s the time to tell us: how’d you do?
Well, I’m glad that Exxon is taken care of. They were struggling so.
On Wednesday, President Trump is set to propose a tax plan that would include “maybe the biggest tax cut we’ve ever had.” Here’s what he wants to do and what it means for you.
I have only felt true contentness once in my life. It was the right combination of tequila, good company, spicy burritos and that getting off of work in the middle of the afternoon free-ness. I been chasing that high ever since with more tequila and spicy food.
Spicy food is the best food, but between the painful capsaicinoids, the bloating from drinking too much water, and the inevitable sweating, spicy food can also be uncomfortable to eat. Here are some tips to enjoy the spice without the bloating, sweat, and tears.
Some is better than none! Terrible that I have to even say that.
It makes sense - just like the advice about comedians and never improvising on stage. If you don’t rehearse, you’re improvising. It’s so much easier to appear to be confident and comfortable when you have a mental model of what’s going on, and what you can expect.
As an introvert, I find I have to practice/review/rehearse anything if I really want to get my message out and be understood.
Not only should you consider how the source gets paid, but what is the source’s motivation?
Taking money advice from a loan servicer is sort of like taking health advice from a tobacco company. The advice might be valid, but there’s probably a better source out there for you. Namely, one that doesn’t profit from your bad habits.
Edit: United boards using a process known as WilMA before moving onto a secondary process where passengers are “reaccomodated” via a process similar to the Hunger Games.
When we landed in Ireland, the guy driving the shuttle to the car rental place gave us the best piece of advice: Look Right, Go Left.
I hope I can help. I lived in New Zealand for a year and learned some lessons the hard way. Foreign countries do not test tourists. The international permit is all you need. Here are my pointers:
This is a good statement. It applies to so many areas...
This is almost an anomalous behavior. People will often happily piss away a payment they never see in the name of convenience they don’t ever use. Not you. Maybe not me. But it’s pretty damned common.
I second the IRA strategy. If your company is not matching 401K, open an IRA. It will and can move with you from employer to employer and you have control of what sort of IRA you want to open, with which company, etc. The only real benefit if a 401K is employer matching. So if they don’t do it, it is not really worth…