This year marks another increase in the contribution limit to the sometimes controversial, but "everyone's gotta have one" 401(k). In 2017, the pre-tax contribution ceiling was raised from $18,000 to $18,500. That figure gets bumped again to $19,000 on January 1st, 2019. Woo-hoo! … [Read more...] about How Much Money Should You Save in Your 401K?
Why should you consider buying a house? If you're a skeptic of the title, by the end of this post I'll have you thoroughly convinced. You'll see. The trials and tribulations of home ownership await. Take your front row seat to the sh*t-show of owning your own four walls, courtesy … [Read more...] about Why You Should Consider Buying a House
I'm spotting a bit of a trend. I might be way off my rocker with this, but it seems like more and more millennials are foregoing having kids in order to retire early. Personally, I think it's a smart strategy. Why not get your financial act together first? Before adding the … [Read more...] about Is Early Retirement Keeping Millennials From Having Kids?
I've got to heavily caveat the title of this post. We enjoy TV in our house, but only in very small doses. Cord-cutting continues to be a strong, albeit contentiously defined trend. People are ditching cable, but typically only to switch to dish or Sling or streaming … [Read more...] about How to Survive Without TV
One year left. It sure took long enough for this early retirement expert to get here. The last four years have been long ones. Not bad. Just long. This journey started well before the blog did. Back in the fall of 2014 I was tired, stressed, and felt trapped in a career I had … [Read more...] about 365 Days Until I Retire Early