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Tax Return Guide for 2014: How to Dominate your Taxes
Thu, 02/5/15 | 7 Comments
Tax Return Guide for 2014: How to Dominate your Taxes

Get fired up – tax filing season is here!
The tax filing start date for 2014 tax returns – January 20th – has already passed. You wouldn’t really know it though. The IRS website still has …

Education Tax Credits & Deductions: Updated for 2015 & 2016
Thu, 01/29/15 | 11 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 …

2015 Tax Brackets & Standard Deductions
Mon, 11/3/14 | 10 Comments
2015 Tax Brackets & Standard Deductions

Update: the 2016 tax brackets and standard deductions have also been announced. What follows is for the 2015 tax and calendar years.
The IRS just released it’s 2015 tax brackets and standard deduction amounts, and there …

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
Wed, 03/19/14 | 13 Comments
Capital Gains Taxes 101

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 | 17 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 …


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