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Personal Inflation Rate: the Metric that Helps Limit Lifestyle Inflation
Mon, 03/7/16 | 7 Comments
Personal Inflation Rate: the Metric that Helps Limit Lifestyle Inflation

One of my very favorite personal finance metrics to calculate, monitor, and compete against is my personal inflation rate (as one half of a married couple, it could more rightfully be referred to as “household …

Earned Income Tax Credit Basics
Wed, 02/24/16 | 3 Comments
Earned Income Tax Credit Basics

The Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) is one of the most significant tax credits available in the entire IRS tax code. It is also simultaneously one of the most complicated and popular tax credits as …

Millennials Need Financial Mentorship
Mon, 02/22/16 | 11 Comments
Millennials Need Financial Mentorship

A survey of 5,500 millennials (aged 23-35) shined a worrisome light on the financial acumen of the group as a whole. George Washington University and PwC Bank recently analyzed the survey data and found 8 …

Child Tax Credit Extended (Updated for 2016)
Sat, 02/20/16 | 237 Comments
Child Tax Credit Extended (Updated for 2016)

This post has been updated for the 2015 and 2016 calendar years.

What is the Child Tax Credit?
As part of the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 (aka the “Fiscal Cliff Deal”), signed in to law …

To Build Wealth, you Must Defy Status Quo
Mon, 02/15/16 | 4 Comments
To Build Wealth, you Must Defy Status Quo

Everyone wants to know the secret to building wealth. To get to that secret, lets first start off with some basic math. There are just two variables in the wealth equation:
1. what you make (your …

Education Tax Credits & Deductions: Updated for 2015 & 2016
Sun, 02/7/16 | 6 Comments
Education Tax Credits & Deductions: Updated for 2015 & 2016

The readership here is heavy on those completing school for the first time and going back to school to further their education. So I’ve updated this post to reflect the 2015 and 2016 calendar years.
The …


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