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Timing the stock market

Timing the stock market is an enticing idea for many investors.  However, even experienced investment professionals find it nearly impossible to predict the daily market swings, instant sector rotations, and ever-changing investors’ sentiments. The notion that you can perfectly sell at the top of the

Investment Ideas for 2021

Investment ideas for 2021.  2020 was a challenging and transformative year. The world was battling with a new virus that spread nondiscriminatory around the globe. Entire countries shut down to protect themselves from the hidden enemy. As it happens always in human history, crisis creates

Early Stock Option Exercise

Planning for Early Stock Option Exercise can be overwhelming and challenging. Many employees of early-stage startups and private companies receive equity compensation in the form of stock options and RSUs. Planning for Early Stock Option Exercise If you are one of these people, you probably

TSP Contribution Limits for 2021

TSP contribution limits for 2021 is 19,500 per person. Additionally, all federal employees over the age of 50 can contribute a catch-up of $6,500 per year. What is TSP? Thrift Saving Plan is a Federal retirement plan where both federal employees and agencies can make

IRA Contribution Limits for 2021

The IRA contribution limits for 2021 are $6,000 per person with an additional $1,000 catch-up contribution for people who are 50 or older. What is an IRA? IRA or Traditional IRA is a tax-deferred retirement savings account that allows you to make tax-deductible contributions to

New Year Financial Resolutions for 2021

New Year Financial Resolutions for 2021. Let’s kick off 2021 with a bang. It’s time to hit the refresh button.  2020 was very challenging. The covid pandemic brought enormous shifts to our daily lives.  Social distancing. Working from home. Digital transformation. 5G. Many of these

401k contribution limits 2021

401k contribution limits for 2021 are $19,500 per person. All 401k participants over the age of 50 can add a catch-up contribution of $6,500. What is 401k? 401k plan is a workplace retirement plan where both employees and employers can make retirement contributions. These retirement

Roth IRA Contribution Limits for 2021

The Roth IRA contribution limits for 2021 are $6,000 per person with an additional $1,000 catch-up contribution for people who are 50 or older. Roth IRA income limits for 2021 Roth IRA contribution limits for 2021 are based on your annual earnings. If you are

Pay off debt before retirement

Pay off debt before retirement is a top priority for many of you who are planning to retire in the near future. In my article Retirement Checklist, I discussed a 12-step roadmap to planning a successful and carefree retirement. One of the most important steps

Job Offer with stock options

Guide to understanding your job offer with stock options. Congratulations! You just landed your dream job. However, you might have one big puzzle to solve. Your compensation package includes a combination of a base salary and stock options. The news is exciting but also a