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A Preview of the 2008 Federal Income Tax Brackets

Wednesday, September 26th, 2007

Here’s a look at the expected Federal Income Tax brackets for 2008. The official brackets from the IRS won’t be available until later this year. I found these numbers in an article in today’s Wall Street Journal, which has the following three individuals listed as the source for their information: William Massey, RIA tax analyst […]

GMAC Bank’s Website is Down

Wednesday, September 26th, 2007

I haven’t been able to access GMACBank all morning. I wish companies would throw up a “Sorry, we’re experiencing problems” landing page instead of the standard Internet Explorer message that makes it look like the website doesn’t exist. I remember this happening once before. It’s not a big deal, I just wanted to check my […]

Jonathan Clements’ Recession Advice: Cash is King

Wednesday, September 26th, 2007

Today’s Getting Going column (free) by Jonathan Clements is pretty interesting. He talks about the fact that current signs point to a recession or slowdown of some sort and that one of the ways to weather the storm is to have cash on hand for two reasons: 1. In case you get laid off 2. […]

16 Years Ago Today…

Wednesday, September 26th, 2007

I met my wife for the first time. We were at a church convention (The Feast of Tabernacles) in Keystone, Colorado. I was going to breakfast with my friend and my sister. My wife was standing outside of the restaurant waiting for her cousin. We said “hi” to each other and I went into the […]

Profiting On the Rebuilding Boom

Tuesday, September 25th, 2007

The October 1, 2007 issue of Fortune took a look at ways for investors to cash in on the rebuilding boom (fixing bridges, roads and the general infrastructure of the nation). Here’s some stocks they mention (NOTE: I’m not recommending these stocks, just mentioning them. Invest at your own risk.): Granite Construction (GVA) – one […]

Two Years Ago Today…

Monday, September 24th, 2007

Hurricane Rita hit my hometown. It’s hard to believe it was two years ago! I still have a tree trunk in my back yard that I’m too cheap to have cut out. It’s an eyesore but a great reminder of just how strong a hurricane can be. Anyway, for those of you who are interested, […]

10 Questions to Talk Over With Your Spouse BEFORE You Retire

Monday, September 24th, 2007

This weekend’s Wall Street Journal came with a special report called “Encore: A Guide to Retirement Planning & Living.” The cover story of the section was titled ‘Can We Talk?’ The 10 most important questions you and your spouse should ask each other about retirement—and probably haven’t (sounds like a blog post title doesn’t it?). […]

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