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401k Plan Contribution Limits Increase for 2014

by February 13, 2014

The IRS makes an annual assessment of retirement fund contribution limits, and will increase them if certain cost of living conditions are met. While the IRS won’t increase contribution limits every year, they also won’t decrease them either. At worst, contribution limits will remain stagnant. That is more or less the case for the change [...]

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TD Ameritrade Review

by February 11, 2014

TD Ameritrade is one of the highest rated discount brokerage firms around, consistently ranking among the leading online stock brokers in a variety of industry lists, including the best broker for your IRA as rated by Kiplinger’s, and the #1 overall for brokerage for options traders, #2 for long term investors, and #5 overall for frequent [...]

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How to Give Yourself a Raise Every Year

by John Schroeder February 5, 2014

How much of a pay raise did your employer give you last year? I personally did not receive any kind of raise, bonus, or cost of living increase from my full-time job last year. I have actually only received a small cost of living increase once from my employer in the past 4 years! To [...]

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New Retirement Fund Option: MyRA

by Miranda Marquit February 3, 2014

During his 2014 State of the Union address, President Barack Obama unveiled a plan designed to encourage more people to save for retirement. The new account is called a MyRA, and it’s designed to be a sort of Roth IRA lite. Before you rush to open you account, however, you need to understand what it [...]

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Traditional and Roth IRA Contribution Limits

by January 14, 2014

One of the best ways to save for retirement is with an Individual Retirement Arrangement, or IRA. Because of the great tax advantages, the IRS places maximum contribution limits on IRAs. These caps are set by Congress, and can change from time to time. The IRS recently announced the 2014 Traditional and Roth IRA contribution [...]

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How to Invest in Dividend Stocks for as Little as $10

by John Schroeder January 13, 2014

Believe it or not, investing in dividend stocks does not take a huge initial investment to start. I use to think that it took thousands and thousands of dollars to get started in the stock market. While most methods for accumulating stock (i.e. online broker) require larger sums of money to get started, there are [...]

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5 Reasons Why Dividend Stocks May Be Better Than Bonds

by Kevin Mercadante January 8, 2014

Are you interested in increasing the fixed income portion of your investment portfolio, but completely unhappy at the fact that even very long-term bonds are paying interest rates in the low single digits? If you are, there are at least five reasons why dividend stocks may be better than bonds, if income is what you are [...]

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