403(b) plans are typically found in K-12 school districts and other state a local government entities and are similar to corporate America's 401(k) plans. However, the 403(b) market is referred to as the "Wild West" of retirement systems due to
I don't usually blog about how to save money when shopping, but this was just so big, I wanted to tell everyone. Recently I found a way for my family to save $1,175 per year - on one item.
Our 7-year old twins both take over-the-counter Claritin for allergies. There are generic pills available, but I have not found a chewable generic for kids. I never paid much attention to what we pay for Children's Claritin until BJ's Wholesale Club quit carrying it and we had to begin buying it at Walgreens.
It seemed quite expensive at Walgreens. So, being the finance nerd that I am, I created a spreadsheet to calculate the annual cost. I was a bit shocked when my annual estimate came to $1,532!
$20.99 per 20 or $1.05 per pill, but my kids need 2 per dose so $2.10 per dose. With 2 kids and 365 days per year, that means 720 doses per year or 720 x $2.10 = $1,532
Click here for another excellent article listing reasons why gold should be stored in a jewelry box and NOT in an IRA. For example, before gold's recent 10-year run, it actually lost money the previous 20 years and thus was neither a good investment nor even a good hedge for inflation. Keep in mind, if you own a stock index fund (and you should) you essentially already own stocks in companies that mine gold. Combine that with what is in your jewelry box, and you already have enough exposure to gold. I'm sure this will rankle my gold bug friends!