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Rethinking the myRA

I originally wrote about the myRA in February of 2014. It had just been introduced by the government, and my knee-jerk reaction was to dismiss it as an unnecessary redundant new savings account.  I've had time to reconsider and the rare opportunity to spend some time with representatives from the US Treasury whose job is [...]

Christie’s Plan to Screw Your Retirement

It's already election season, and we have 15 months to look forward to our politicians each jockeying for position, name calling, debating, all the way to the final two (or three?) we can choose from in November 2016. I am a personal finance blogger, and do my best to stay non-partisan, but when I hear [...]

Leaving a Job? What to do with your 401(k)

I was listening to my local news station when a segment came on, a 5 minute bit of money advice with a local author and financial planner, Jonathan Pond. I like his conservative approach. What's unfortunate is that a quick few minutes to discuss any financial topic is going to miss some important details. In [...]

The Next Chapter of My Life by JoeTaxpayer

This post has been in the works for some time, nearly two years. Talk about a bit of writer's block! Attending FinCon14 (The Financial Bloggers Conference) gave me a chance to share my story, and hear so many people encourage me to write and share it with my readers as well. Two years ago, shortly [...]

Are You Saving Too Much?

It's possible, of course, but is it really common? From a number of recent articles, you'd conclude that we are now a nation of savers. In early December, I read, "Could You Be Oversaving for Retirement?" on Yahoo Finance. (To give you a hint as to how rare I thought this was, the word oversaving [...]

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