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Visitation Taxes - The Hunt for Taxes Part IV

It has been a while since we added to this series.  Not because there hasn't been any examples to write about but rather because there have been too many and I have been suffering from analysis paralysis. Just recently it came to my attention…

Household Income Definition - The Hunt for Taxes Part IV

This blog aims to empower the readers to make better financial decisions.  One area that impacts our financial life possibly more than any other factor is taxation.  The more you understand the tax code as well as what is being talked about…

Cities and States Join the Hunt: The Hunt for Taxes Part III

As more and more cities, states and nations get further and further in debt they are on the hunt for more revenue, i.e. taxes, regardless of the absurdity. Our series is showing how the "rich" are being redefined because governments only ever…
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Taxes and You

I chuckled as I read the following clip on a Facebook post: I used to work at Walmart as a cashier. During tax free weekend, the place was a mad house. The lines were long and the customers were non-stop. That being said, I can say that at…
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TAX Time: What is different this year vs 1913?

As Americans finish yet another tax filing season, let’s take a look at the 104-year history of the income tax: Top Marginal Tax Bracket:  Has varied from 7% (the initial rate introduce in 1913) to 94% in 1942.  Of course the rate has…
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Government is not reason it is not eloquence it is force.

Every so often I come across a post that needs very little comment.  Today is one of those times.  This is the blog entry by Martin Armstrong. In the beginning of the entry there is a question posed about "Government is not reason, it is…
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America's Budget Nightmare

Twice a year, the Congressional Budget Office issues a report or rather  updates its annual “Budget and Economic Outlook.” This report projects the nation’s fiscal conditions for the next 10 years based on current laws. The most recent…
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The Most Important Question You Should Answer About YOUR money

There is a lot of talk and much advice from financial advisors and "certified" planners to put your money in tax deferred accounts.  The prediction behind this advice is that you will be in a lower tax bracket when you retire and access the…