How To Give Yourself A Bigger Raise - Stairs

How To Give Yourself A Bigger Raise

How To Give Yourself A Bigger Raise - StairsAt work, my group has undergone several manager changes since I've been employed.  Currently, we have a temporary manager while the upper-level management tries to find a suitable fit for our batch of guys.  It's expected to be roughly a month before we get a new, more permanent manager.  Earlier this week, though, I got to see my last manager walking around our building with a stack of letters.  I knew that could only mean one thing - raises!

Ah, my first raise - how exciting.

Everyone at the company got one, so it isn't like I'm a top performer or anyone exemplary there.  In fact, like Mike Judge's character, Bighead, being unassigned in Silicon Valley, lately I feel I've been doing very little, so I don't believe I actually deserved any additional compensation.  But I'm not going to refute it - more never hurts!Continue reading

The Game-Changing Retirement Account Clause No One Seems To Know - wallet vice

The Game-Changing Retirement Account Clause No One Seems To Know

The Game-Changing Retiremnt Account Clause No One Seems To Know - wallet viceThe thought of early retirement can seem daunting.  What with every tax-deductible government-sponsored retirement account not allowing you to remove your funds without penalty at 59 and a half and all...  Right?....

Stop right there!  What if I told you there was a way to withdraw your funds from your 401k and IRA earlier than at the age of 59 and a half WITHOUT having any penalties?  By the end of this post, you'll know everything you need to utilize tax-deductible retirement accounts without the fear of punishment when it comes time to withdraw your contributions!  Continue reading