Tag: Retirement

Weekly Roundup: Interview Questions, Frappuccino, Shopping, and Retirement

Weekly Roundup: Interview Questions, Frappuccino, Shopping, and Retirement

The Weekly Roundup is a collection of online articles from the past week that I found particularly noteworthy, educational, or enjoyable. The articles typically fit into the technology and finance themes of Modern Saver, but there are no rules. Please post your reactions in the Comment section and have a good weekend!  10 Companies With […]

July 15, 2011 | 1 Comment More
Weekly Roundup: Discipline, Gen X Retirement, Google Wallet, Career Moves

Weekly Roundup: Discipline, Gen X Retirement, Google Wallet, Career Moves

The Myth of Discipline – Is discipline just too hard? Think again. Leo Babauta contends that every single thing you do is a result of motivation; NOT discipline. Check out my review of Leo’s book, The Power of Less. 4 Reasons Your Retirement is Riskier Than Your Parents – The article cites three year Boston […]

May 27, 2011 | 1 Comment More
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Why Humans Don’t Want to Save

Research (1) shows that humans are just not programmed to make sound financial decisions. The poor financial decision-making ability of humans can be boiled down to two basic causes: We do not understand basic economics We cannot resist immediate gratification As a result, human saving and retirement accounts will continue to flounder despite the growing […]

March 10, 2011 | 0 Comments More
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Top 30 401k Plans of 2010

Brightscope recently announced the Top 30 401k plans of 2010. The Top 30 list is comprised of large 401k plans with high overall quality, as measured by the Brightscope rating system. The Brightscope rating system measures how effectively a company’s 401k plan gets it’s employees to retirement. Key factors in the rating system include: Company […]

December 23, 2010 | 0 Comments More