Things to do before the new year

It’s almost the end of 2014 and the new year is right around the corner. It’s time to go over your checklist for 2014 and make sure you’ve completed the following: Max out your 401k The contribution limit for this year is $17,500. If your employer matches your contribution, that limit can go over $17,500. … Read more

Step 1: Emergency Fund

Welcome to the first step in personal finance. The first step, and undoubtedly the most important step, is to have an emergency fund. If there’s one thing in life that’s certain, it’s uncertainty. How is your job security? We can’t control whether or not we’ll be fired tomorrow or where next month’s rent is coming … Read more