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Awareness Rules

As I blogged a while back in “Counting Calories”, my wife and I started the year in the most clichéd way possible and hired a virtual trainer to help us with our nutrition. Before we began, we were issued the rules of engagement. Weigh ourselves each morning. Record...

The Future of the RMD

Required Minimum Distributions, or RMDs, are distributions that must be made from a retirement account once the account holder reaches a certain age. One of the reasons the RMD exists is to force money that was originally tax-deferred to go through the tax system....

Counting Calories

In what may be the very most cliché way to start a new year, my wife and I have started working with a virtual nutrition & fitness trainer the last few weeks in the hopes of shedding a few unwanted pounds. This isn’t a diet, per se. We’re not cutting carbs, eating...

What’s New for 2022

Key facts and figures to help you plan for the new year. Increased Retirement Plan Contribution Limits The IRS announced that the 2022 contribution limit for 401(k), 403(b), most 457 plans, and the federal government’s Thrift Savings Plan will increase to $20,500....

Investing in Tomorrow

This headline grabbed my attention: U.S. Propane Market Headed for ‘Armageddon’ This Winter, IHS Says. The research firm quoted, IHS Markit Ltd., is predicting a shortage of propane in some regions of the U.S. before the end of winter, along with increasing prices...