The Finance Buff

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The Finance Buff a.k.a. TFB is a pseudonym used by a blogger who writes a blog by the same name at He has been sharing his thoughts and experience about personal finance with online readers since 2006. Today, more than 50,000 people visit his blog in any month.

TFB joined the Bogleheads Forum in 2007 as its 5th registered user. He is the author of the chapter on defined benefit pension plans in Bogleheads' Guide to Retirement Planning (John Wiley & Sons, 2009). He also regularly contributes to the forum and wiki.

TFB holds an MBA degree in Finance. He has a Certified Employee Benefits Specialist (CEBS) designation from the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans and the Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania.


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TFB - The Finance Buff

Which state has the largest 529 plan in the country? What does that tell us about the power of distribution by brokers and advisors?
If you have a grandfathered Priceline Rewards Visa card and you use Priceline NYOP or Express Deals once in a while, you earn 3.33% rewards on everything.
Vanguard's mysterious "employee conversion" transaction description in an IRA with nothing to do with an employer-sponsored plan.
Interview on personal finance site on how to retire in your 40's.
Rolling over a 529 plan account from one state's plan to another is very simple. Here's how.

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