Hack Your Way to Maxing Out Your 401k

The first year of contributing 10% to my 401k, I had a whopping $2500. Of course, back then I made $22k per year and was working my way through college, paying my own way through work reimbursements and my earnings. I had been reading books like The Richest Man in Babylon and The Wealthy Barber, … Continue reading Hack Your Way to Maxing Out Your 401k

Using Your Bonus and Raise To Break The Golden Handcuffs

Your job - how's it going? Is it just pretty good, but not great? It pays the bills, but you wish you could make some changes at work. Maybe you disagree with some policies, think your boss isn't making the right calls, or feel frustrated that you can't accomplish what you want. But you're down … Continue reading Using Your Bonus and Raise To Break The Golden Handcuffs

The Truth Behind the Curtain: The In-Depth Analysis of Your 401k for Fun and Profit

After Monday's heart-wrenching post, I decided today I would do something lighter and more fun. So I decided to do a deep-dive into my companies 401k plan.  "That doesn't really sound like fun, CMO" you might be thinking. Au contraire, my good friend! First, it was much more fun than the three hour meeting I … Continue reading The Truth Behind the Curtain: The In-Depth Analysis of Your 401k for Fun and Profit

Fun in a Chinese Walmart – And Pursuing Your Dreams In the Face of Enormous Obstacles

I can still remember when I decided to get my MBA. I was working as a Business Analyst (essentially designing screens and software) for a Fortune 500 company, having gone from community college to a four year school and graduating with high honors some years before.  Although I was working in a relatively low-level job, … Continue reading Fun in a Chinese Walmart – And Pursuing Your Dreams In the Face of Enormous Obstacles

Seven Ways To Have It All as a Working mom

Today for Working Women Wednesday, I'm going to share the secret to having it all as a working mom. The secret is...you can’t. Sorry. But I do have seven tips to help you stay sane. If there’s one thing I’ve learned from my 14 years of being a working professional in IT at Fortune 500 … Continue reading Seven Ways To Have It All as a Working mom