Education Tax Credits & Deductions: Updated for 2015 & 2016
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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.
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2016 Tax Brackets & Standard Deductions Increased
October 26, 2015 | 4 Comments
2016 Tax Brackets & Standard Deductions Increased

Last week, the IRS released the 2016 tax brackets and standard deduction amounts, and there will be a number of inflation adjustments over the 2015 tax brackets and standard deductions. Granted, the changes are minimal, …

2016 Maximum Traditional & Roth IRA Contribution Limits
October 21, 2015 | 7 Comments
2016 Maximum Traditional & Roth IRA Contribution Limits

2016 Traditional & Roth IRA Maximum Contribution Limits
Unfortunately, 2016 will not bring an increase in the maximum individual retirement account contribution amount. The 2016 maximum IRA contribution limit is still capped at $5,500, the same …

2016 IRS Maximum 401K Contribution Limits Announced
October 21, 2015 | 3 Comments
2016 IRS Maximum 401K Contribution Limits Announced

The 2016 maximum 401K contribution limits set by the IRS have now been officially announced. Sadly, there will be no increase in 2016 as there was with the 2015 maximum 401k contribution limits.
The Maximum 401K …

CLUE Report: An Overview
October 19, 2015 | 10 Comments
CLUE Report: An Overview

One of the best kept consumer secrets out there is the little-known CLUE report, which is made available to insurance companies on every single insurance consumer. The CLUE report is the insurance-world equivalent of a …

An Education and Career Reality Check
October 12, 2015 | 16 Comments
An Education and Career Reality Check

My wife and I attended tailgate reunion (the best kind of reunion, in my opinion) with her university degree graduating class before the Michigan State/Air Force football game. Collegiate reunions are rare, but she graduated …

If you Don’t Save in your 20’s, you’re Screwing your Future Self
October 5, 2015 | 8 Comments
If you Don’t Save in your 20’s, you’re Screwing your Future Self

It’s common for experts and non-experts alike to occasionally drop a big steaming pile of bad financial advice on the laps of twenty-somethings. I’d like to believe that most twenty-somethings have the financial acumen to …


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