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Understanding Your 401 (k)

21 Aug

Next up in our Saving Series is the 401(k). Many of us have a 401(k) but few of us understand the ins and outs of our retirement savings accounts. Here are some tools to help you get a better grasp on your 401(k).


8 Tips to a Healthy 401 k

The World’s Easiest Guide to Understanding Retirement Accounts

A Young Man’s Guide to Understanding Retirement Accounts: the 401 (k)

Understanding 401 (k) Basics

401 (k) Plans

How 401 k Plans Work

Defined Contribution Plans: 401 (k)’s


Back-to-School Savings

29 Jul

Here is an article roundup to help with Back-to-School savings:

10 Back-to-School Shopping Tips that Save Money

Tip: “Hold off buying trendier gear like lunch boxes and pencil cases. Kids may love a version they find in July, but once they start school and see that their friends are all using another kind, they’ll beg you to upgrade them — and that only results in wasted cash.”

How to Save on Back-to-School Shopping

Tip: “Once you’ve decided where you’re going to shop, look for discounted gift cards to those stores on sites or”

ShopSmart gives Five Easy Ways to Save on Back-to-School Stuff

Tip: “Ask for a price match.  Shoppers who find a better deal somewhere else can show their phone or a paper ad at checkout at stores with price-matching policies.”

Back-to-School Shopping Tips: Start Early and Save

Tip: “Before checking so much as a single back-to-school sales flyer, you need to know two things: what you need, and what you already have on hand.”

How to Save Money on Back-to-School Supplies

Tip: “Pay attention to limits. If you are a teacher, some stores will allow you to purchase more than the limit.”

Back-to-School Coupons offers links to coupons that can be printed.

Wichita on the Cheap

Wichita’s own blog for finding deals.