I often hear the same questions about financial priorities: Should I pay off debt before I save, or is it possible to do both? How much should I invest in my company’s 401(k)? When does it make sense to contribute to a Roth IRA? Whether you’re just starting in your career or finally at the point where you have more coming in than going out, it’s helpful to know how to prioritize saving, investing, and paying off debt.
Many of us who have no point of reference for how to achieve financial success look to those who we believe are wealthy. If you’re an 80s baby like me, you probably remember the television show “Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous.” Maybe you’re a bit younger and you remember the show “MTV Cribs.”
In Part One of my series on Open Enrollment, I discussed the most confusing benefits: health insurance and the many accounts that can be used for medical expenses. This post covers life insurance, disability insurance, legal services, and other valuable benefits that can add up to thousands of dollars.
Open enrollment is the time period each year when you’re allowed select your company benefits. This is a great time to review your options and make sure you’re taking full advantage of what your company offers.
Equity compensation has become an increasingly common way to recruit and retain employees. While it was traditionally a way to award high-ranking executives, it has become common for tech employees at all levels.