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 thefinancebuff.com. 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 Bogleheads.org 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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2015 contribution limits for 401k, 403b, SIMPLE, and IRA.
The IRS provided guidance on how to solve the circular reference math problem between the premium subsidy under Obamacare and the health care premium deduction for the self-employed.
Stop using a Vanguard money market fund when it pays only 0.01%. It's not necessary to use one for buying or selling Vanguard mutual funds.
I compared Social Security optimal claiming strategy calculators by Financial Engines, AARP and T. Rowe Price with three hypothetical test cases. Which one gave the best strategy?
Bonds had surprisingly good returns in the first half of 2014. However, you are still better off in CDs.

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