retirement

My next paycheck will be a bit larger than the last.  I’ll be getting a slight raise, about $2,500 more per year. While I’m stoked to be getting any raise at all, let’s be real, it’s not a life changing amount. In fact, it only works out to about a $75 net gain each paycheck. […]

When I graduated college in 2007 I promised myself I would fully fund my Roth IRA every single year. We are in 2012 now, and so far, I’ve stayed true to my word. BUT NOT FOR LONG. One of my resolutions for 2013 is to STOP contributing to my Roth IRA. That’s right, I’ll probably […]

I’m on a business trip right now with about 50 of my colleagues. Since I typically work out in the field (by myself for the most part), I don’t really know these people. I mean, I talk with them on the phone every once in a while, I see them at occasional meetings, but for the most […]

I’ve blogged many a times over the years about my Roth IRA and the quasi-obsession I have with making sure I always max it out. Since I love my Roth so much, you would think I would be just as eager to open one up for Girl Ninja. Not so much the case. Homegirl ain’t got […]

After my most recent Net Worth update, where I showed some serious losses in the stock market last month, a reader shot me the following email… As someone who calculates his net worth and asset changes on a monthly basis, I am wondering how you personally react to wild market changes such as what has […]

  I was checking my twitter stream yesterday when I stumbled on an article by my girl Sandy titled “I Bought A Rental Home With My 401K“. If you’re too lazy to click-through and read the article the gist is Sandy took out a $40,000 401K loan to pay cash on a $38,000 investment property […]

Lifestyle inflation

December 16, 2011 · 31 comments

In a little over month I will receive a small raise at work to the tune of $2,447. While I’m stoked to be getting any raise at all, let’s be real, it’s not a life changing amount. In fact, it only works out to about a $75 net gain each paycheck. Big Macs on me […]