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Qualifying for the Saver’s Tax Credit in 2014 and 2015
Sun, 11/23/14 | 2 Comments
Qualifying for the Saver’s Tax Credit in 2014 and 2015

Free money is great, so this post has been updated for the 2014 and 2015 calendar years.
What is the Saver’s Credit?
The Saver’s Credit (aka the ‘retirement savings contribution credit‘) is a lesser known, highly advantageous …

2015 Tax Brackets & Standard Deductions Increased
Mon, 11/3/14 | 9 Comments
2015 Tax Brackets & Standard Deductions Increased

The IRS just released it’s 2015 tax brackets and standard deduction amounts, and there will be a number of inflation adjustments over the 2014 tax brackets and standard deductions.
As I noted in my open enrollment …

Capital Gains and Selling Employee Stock: What you Don’t Know CAN Hurt you
Wed, 05/7/14 | 8 Comments
Capital Gains and Selling Employee Stock: What you Don’t Know CAN Hurt you

A while back, we covered capital gains tax basics. One thing I didn’t get in to that I thought deserved a post all of its own is capital gains on employee stock units – you …

Capital Gains Taxes 101: For Anyone who Buys and Sells Investments
Wed, 03/19/14 | 12 Comments
Capital Gains Taxes 101: For Anyone who Buys and Sells Investments

Capital gains tax rules do not make for a particularly thrilling topic.
But… seeing that this is a personal finance blog geared towards young professionals and we should all be investing as early as possible, capital …

Are You and Your Employer Paying Too Much for Health Insurance? Here’s How to Find Out
Wed, 03/5/14 | 13 Comments
Are You and Your Employer Paying Too Much for Health Insurance? Here’s How to Find Out

Want to know what your employer is paying for your health insurance and find out if they (and consequently you) are paying too much?
Just check out your W2, box 12, code DD. I’ll show you …

Your Guide to 2013 Tax Return Domination
Wed, 02/12/14 | 6 Comments
Your Guide to 2013 Tax Return Domination

I just received my W2, and now it’s a waiting game for the rest of those 1099’s (is it just me or do they seem to be coming slower every year now?).
I aim to file my …


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