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Don’t fear moving to a new tax bracket

Do you know your tax bracket? I’d say a good number of people do. But do you know what happens when you jump up to a new tax bracket? I’d say a good number of people do not. Tax season is over (unless you pressed the IRS snooze alarm filed an extension), but as your … Continue reading »

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Income, Bills, and Expenses: a glossary

  I often capitalize three specific words when talking about personal finance: Income, Bills, and Expenses. I’ve defined these ideas in different posts throughout the history of this site, but I’ve found that I haven’t actually devoted a place to just those definitions. And since I’ve learned that I define these terms slightly differently than … Continue reading »

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Is personal responsibility enough?

  As should be pretty obvious by now if you’ve been reading for a while, you know that I’m a very big fan of taking responsibility for your own life, and specifically your finances. (And, if not, welcome!) I believe we have the tools we need to get ourselves out of whatever holes we’ve gotten … Continue reading »

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How would you handle a loss of income?

  The local free paper in town recently did a story on the local homeless population, interviewing a few of them and getting their own individual stories rather than treating them as one faceless mass. Today, I was reading the letters to the editor in the actual paper, and surveyed the usual gamut of reactions, … Continue reading »

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The secret life of your money

  Your money has a secret life. You may think that you don’t know this, but you actually do. Have you ever sat down and said to yourself, “I just don’t know where my money goes off to?” Yeah, I thought so.

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Who is responsible for your income?

  I have some unhappy news:  Your job could go away at any time. I think we all know this, but it’s in a vague or distant way, like how we all know that we are going to die, but it (hopefully!) is far enough in the future that it doesn’t affect our day-to-day living.

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