Category: Taxes

Should I Cash In My Pension?

About two months ago I got an unexpected “time sensitive” letter from my former employer notifying me that they were offering me an early buyout of my pension. You see I’d left my former employer after 11.5 years of employment and had accumulated a pretty good nest egg pension. In my mind I considered this …

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A Handy Checklist for Your 2012 Taxes

Two years ago, we had our taxes done by a tax professional because I knew they were going to be complex. I had just gotten married, did some side work as a designer, we moved to a new house (which meant I would need to pay back my first-time homebuyer credit – or loanĀ if you …

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Are You Better Off Than You Were 4 Years Ago?

Okay, okay – here is our first and LAST Presidential Election post for you. And, you can take that promise to the bank! We aren’t here to tell you who to vote for – but we’d love to offer a few things to think about when you go to the polls (not, that you asked). …

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Why Your Tax Return is Probably Wrong

Okay – before I get started, let me just say that I am not totally against paying taxes. I believe there are public costs associated with having roads, municipal buildings, cops on the street and other conveniences which we should all pitch in to pay for. But what I am against – and what I’ll …

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Why Does Mitt Romney Pay a Lower Percent in Income Tax?

I’ve always been fascinated by politics and the people who choose to run for office. So, if you aren’t much into politics, I still hope you stay tuned as I try and explain a topic that I’ve just recently learned more about. (They tell you in blogging school not to delve into politics and religion …

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