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A Question From a Reader: How to Calculate Taxes

Wednesday, October 31st, 2007

One of my old tax posts received a comment about how taxes are calculated using tax brackets so here goes: First off, here’s a look at the 2007 tax brackets: Married Filing Jointly TAXRATE 2007 TAXABLEINCOME 2006 TAXABLEINCOME 10% Not over $15,650 Not over $15,100 15 15,650 – 63,700 15,100 – 61,300 25 63,700 – […]

It’s Getting Tougher to Make Money From Blogging

Wednesday, October 31st, 2007

Most readers of this blog probably don’t care about this topic. Most of you probably know that I do make money from blogging. You can see the Adsense column on the left and two banner ads (there’s a third banner ad but I don’t get paid for it). Then, if you scroll all the way […]

How About an Automatic IRA?

Tuesday, October 30th, 2007

I read an interesting editorial by Laura Tyson in today’s Wall Street Journal about different ways to get Americans to start saving for retirement. The article mentioned the automatic 401(k) and something new called an automatic IRA, which would work similar to the auto 401(k) but for small companies. From the editorial: To help the […]

Do You Have a Financial Confidant?

Monday, October 29th, 2007

OneFrugalGirl asks: Do you have a financial confidant? In her post, One Frugal Girls wondered why one of her friends was comfortable telling her the price of a home she was thinking about buying while another friend wouldn’t divulge the information. It’s an interesting question. Could modesty play a part? Maybe her friend felt that […]

Cable vs. Direct TV – Your Thoughts

Monday, October 29th, 2007

There’s one bad thing about HD TVs (or at least the one I have): while HD channels look awesome, MOST regular channels look like crap. This is disappointing since Time Warner Cable only offers 12 HD channels (and one of those is off the air most of the time). Yesterday I was looking through the […]

Kitchen Remodel Update – More Pictures

Monday, October 29th, 2007

The kitchen/family room renovation is basically complete. We’re still waiting on our GE Café Duel-Fuel range, which should be in by next week (at least that’s what they tell me). I bet you guys are getting tired of all these kitchen posts. I’m sorry about that but this has been a significant part of my […]

JLP’s Weekly Roundup (Week of October 22, 2007)

Monday, October 29th, 2007

Nickel has some words of wisdom from Alan Greenspan. – I bet Bernake wishes Greenspan would keep quiet – especially when he talks about the state of the economy. FMF highlights some mortgage advice from the Mole. – Normally the Mole is on the money. However, I HATE this advice! I like the mole and […]

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