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The Basics: The Marginal Tax Rate System

Well, I’m finally back after a few weeks off!  I thought I would start the new year with an article about the U.S. marginal tax rate system.  We’ll be electing a new president this year, and I think it’s important that people understand how our current Federal tax system works. After all, the candidates are proposing

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3 New Year’s Resolutions for a Healthier Financial Future

If you’re making a New Year’s resolution this year, chances are it involves either fitness or finances.  The top two New Year’s resolutions for 2015 were to “Stay fit and healthy” and “Lose weight.” And the 4th most common resolution was to “spend less, save more.”1 I’ve leave the fitness and health related resolutions to

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Breaking News: The Fed has Raised Interest Rates

I don’t normally talk much about current events. I like to give my readers financial info that will be helpful to them at any point – not just when I write about it. But when something major happens I want to make sure and tell you all about it. After all, it could impact you for

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More Financial “Obligations”: Weddings and Engagement Rings

I’m in my mid-30s. So of course, many of my friends, family, and acquaintances have gotten married in the past few years. Most of them have been really stressed out about it. And the financial aspects of the wedding have usually been the most stressful. A few of their issues: A coworker in his 50s

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