First, I need to apologize, because not every Colorado teacher just got a big raise. But due to a confluence of circumstances, quite a few did. These circumstances include: The state legislature having surplus dollars and finally deciding to try to make up for the years of underfunding of K-12 education (known, I kid you … Continue reading Colorado Teachers Just Got a Big Raise: Now What?
Denver Public Schools Single-Vendor 403b Plan: Is It The Best Choice?
I've written before about 401k, 403b, and 457b retirement plans and the similarities and differences between them. Unfortunately, many school districts offer some truly horrible 403b plans (listen to Learned by Being Burned for more info). But there has been a positive development lately in that some school districts, typically large ones, have now started … Continue reading Denver Public Schools Single-Vendor 403b Plan: Is It The Best Choice?
Inherited IRAs and the Sidedoor 401k/403b/457b/IRA/HSA
Recently I’ve suggested to two different people something they might want to consider regarding an IRA they have inherited from a parent. While this strategy seems pretty straightforward to me, it was very much a surprise to them so I thought it might be worth a quick blog post (well, "quick" for me :-). This … Continue reading Inherited IRAs and the Sidedoor 401k/403b/457b/IRA/HSA
Some Notable Retirement Account Changes
Last week Congress passed - and the President signed - the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2023 (pdf). This is the huge omnibus spending bill that funds the government, but also includes many changes to retirement accounts that were originally knows as the Secure Act 2.0. Jeffrey Levine does his usual wonderful, incredibly in-depth job of … Continue reading Some Notable Retirement Account Changes
2023: New Year, New Limits
As we are about to turn the page (click the arrow?) on the calendar to move into 2023, there are many changes that happen around taxes. These include tax bracket changes, changes in the limits of what you can contribute to various retirement accounts, and a variety of other changes. The following is by no … Continue reading 2023: New Year, New Limits
Why I’m Writing the Personal Financial Literacy for Educators Series of Books
I've mentioned the books I've written (and am continuing to write) a few times on here, but I realized I haven't really shared why I'm writing them or what got me started. I talked about it a little on the Teach and Retire Rich podcast, but I haven't put it all together in one place. … Continue reading Why I’m Writing the Personal Financial Literacy for Educators Series of Books