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Who’s Right? I Want to Contribute to Retirement Throughout the Year, Husband Wants to Wait Until the Last Minute

Who’s Right? I Want to Contribute to Retirement Throughout the Year, Husband Wants to Wait Until the Last Minute

My husband and I have a little disagreement going about retirement contributions. It’s not about how much to contribute – I’ve run the numbers on that, and given our ages and how much retirement money we’ve socked away already, the usual rule-of-thumb of 12% of our gross earnings will do just fine to give us […]

Net Worth Update: August 2016

Net Worth Update: August 2016

I’ve never been much of one for hot weather (I’m from the frozen north originally, after all), but during this record-breakingly hot August in northern Virginia, I noticed something: I have more tolerance for it than the dudes in my life who grew up in this region. What’s with that? Well, let’s see what my […]

Net Worth Update: March 2013

Net Worth Update: March 2013

Happy April Fools Day yesterday! Sorry about misleading you – Mortimer is completely fictional, and there is no new author coming to PoorerThanYou at this time. You’re stuck with just me, for now! 😛 If you’d like to see my pranks from years past, follow these links: April Fools 2010 April Fools 2009 Now that […]

Savings Snowball Update – October, 2012

I manage my savings the same way many people manage their debt: with a “snowball plan!” If you are not familiar with snowball plans, they work like this: You list out all of your debts (or goals, in my case) in a priority order, each with a minimum payment that you have to contribute each […]