On Get Rich Slowly "If You Can"

I save about 16% (8% in 401k & max out my Roth IRA) not including my company's match, which is 5% + an end of the year additional 2% contribution. I'm just above his bare minimum and I still worry about this a lot more often than the average late 20 something.

Posted on May 7, 2014 at 3:42 pm 0

On How Can I Better Invest This Money My Boyfriend and I Plan to Use for Our Wedding?

@samburger right on. And a good chunk and can 40% of it.

Posted on March 21, 2014 at 5:36 pm 0

On Investment Advice from Warren Buffett (It's All About Low-cost Index Funds)

@moreadventurous If you sign up for digital delivery the $20 fee is waived. Make sure it's a tax-efficient fund and don't take any money out within a year or you'll have to pay a short term gain tax.

Posted on March 4, 2014 at 2:07 pm 0

On Investment Advice from Warren Buffett (It's All About Low-cost Index Funds)

@moreadventurous If you need it to be liquid in 2 years go with the savings account. You could also get a little more with a CD. Ally is definitely a good bank to use. Index funds are for longer term investing.

Posted on March 3, 2014 at 5:41 pm 0

On We All Should Have Easier Access to Our Credit Scores

I just got a new credit card (Barclay Arrival mastercard) and it gives me the score each statement. Really great to see it every month.

Posted on February 28, 2014 at 4:39 pm 0

On The Cost of a Trip to Iceland

@Caitlin with a C I didn't meet one person who did not speak English in Iceland during my trip. They all spoke it and were quite good at it. You'll have no problems.

Posted on January 31, 2014 at 4:27 pm 0

On The Cost of a Trip to Iceland

@Marissa You should look into a package flight/hotel package from icelandair. I did that a couple of years ago and it was a lot cheaper (& more comfortable) than the OPs experience. I had my flight from jfk, roundtrip airport transportation, my own room in a 4-star hotel w/ spa, admission to the blue lagoon w/ a massage, and a city pass for buses/museums for $800.

Posted on January 31, 2014 at 3:57 pm 0

On The Cost of a Trip to Iceland

@meatballsub I had no problems eating in Iceland and I am vegan. Vegetarian should be no problem unless your bf is super picky.

Posted on January 31, 2014 at 3:52 pm 0

On Buying Flights, Saving Money

@readyornot To me personally, it is not slim so I suppose we disagree there. I never check bags so priority boarding is actually a big plus for me so I can make sure my bag can fit.

Posted on January 17, 2014 at 10:30 am 0

On Buying Flights, Saving Money

@readyornot The real benefits lie with having an airline credit card on top of the loyalty program. With mine I get priority boarding, free checked bags, 2 passes to the airline club (hello free booze, snax, outlets, and wifi), and I've been upgraded several times without doing anything. It has a $95/yearly fee, but I've booked free flights to Amsterdam & Tokyo/Seoul so it's worked out for me. The trick is to always pay in full.

Posted on January 16, 2014 at 5:30 pm 0