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Interviewed on the Teach and Retire Rich Podcast

I was recently interviewed on the Teach and Retire Rich Podcast (also available here). It’s…not horrible (although I do sound like I’m yelling). My books that are mentioned (and resources) If you want to help co-author another state.

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Salary Schedule Lanes: How Much Difference Do They Really Make?

Many school districts have a salary schedule for teachers where your pay increases based on a combination of the number of years you have taught in the district (“steps”) and the educational level you attain (“lanes”). While steps are automatic (well, except for the occasional bad budget year where steps are frozen), lanes are dependent […]

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Fees Matter: Vanguard, PERA, TIAA and MetLife Comparison

Inspired by some of the work Ben Johnson has been doing, I decided to revisit two posts I’ve previously done on the retirement plans (401k/403b/457) available through Littleton Public Schools and Douglas County Public Schools. (Note that the expense ratios are slightly lower now than when I wrote those posts.) It’s probably worth reading at […]

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