Links: Minimalism, Ad Vaccines, Roth 401k, and More

More articles from other bloggers:

  • Jacob of Early Retirement Extreme explores his minimalist inspirations. I just watched the move Into the Wild this weekend, about a new college grad who abandons his possessions, gives his entire $24,000 savings account to charity, and hitchhikes to Alaska to live in the wilderness. I always like it when people break from the norm, even if I choose not to do it myself.
  • Lisa Tiffin has a guest post at Get Rich Slowly about inoculating your kids against advertising. The analogy is great, and may save me a lot of saying “No” in the years to come.
  • The Finance Buff explains why he chose a Traditional 401k over a Roth 401(k). I enjoyed his explanation of how your effective tax rate in retirement may be a blend of different tax brackets, often resulting in a lower rate than you might think.
  • Singla Ma of Fabulous Financials shares her notes about a workshop for The Professional Woman. After reading this and Suze Orman’s book Women & Money, I have definitely found similar differences in how my wife and I handle things in the workplace.
  • JB of Get Rich or Die Trying posted his new monthly budget in detail, all the way down to his Netflix subscription. For the voyeurs.
  • Finally, I’d like to congratulate my sister for shopping smart when she found a top she wanted at Gap, but a button loop was broken and it was the last one in her size. Instead of leaving it, or paying full price anyway, she remembered my Home Depot experience and asked politely for a discount… and got 50% off. Now if only I could convince her to open up that IRA on top of funding her 401k… 😉


  1. I recently got my sister to open a retirement, which was quite the accomplishment. I’d be happier if she’d pretend to act interested about it…

  2. You meant to say “The Finance Buff explains why he chose against funding a ROTH 401(k).” He’s all for the traditional stuff.

  3. Thanks for the link. Note I only chose against funding a *Roth* 401(k). I’m still maxing out my regular/Traditional 401(k).

  4. Red – Ha, you gotta pick your battles 🙂

    AKV, TFB – Sorry, that was certainly a typo. I changed it to be more clear.


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