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Every Single Tax Deduction You Could Possibly Ask For

Despite the longest government shutdown in U.S. history, the IRS is still coming for your tax returns. On the bright side, the shutdown won’t stop you from getting your tax refund either. This is the first year that the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 will be in effect, which will likely impact you […]

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6 Best Tax Deductions for 2019 to Take Advantage Of

Taking advantage of deductions and being smart about them can shave hundreds if not thousands of dollars off your tax bill. Note that with standard deductions having been significantly increased by recent tax reform, many Americans will not have enough deduction to make itemizing worthwhile. Still, run the numbers to see where you stand. See which […]

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10 Strange Social Security Facts Everyone Should Know

Tens of millions of people rely on Social Security for valuable income in retirement or when they’re disabled. With total benefits amounting to nearly $1 trillion a year, Social Security is serious business, and it’s important to make the most of what the program pays you. Yet despite its importance, Social Security has some quirks […]

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Every State’s Pension Crisis (All Ranked)

As members of the baby boom generation age into retirement — approximately 10,000 Americans turn 65 every day — more and more are relying on pension benefits as their main source of income. Public pension plans typically require employees to contribute a share of their salaries to a pool of funds that is invested on […]

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30 Outrageous Ways US Government Spends Our Money

How much is too much to spend on planes that never fly? Or on camouflage that stands out? Or on knowing that college students enjoy beer? You might say that any amount is too much to spend on any of these things, but the sad fact remains that billions of taxpayer dollars have been spent […]

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The Best States for Low Taxes in 2019

All states tie their tax structure to federal law, borrowing definitions of income, deductions, and exemptions — but to varying degrees. And even though the federal overhaul lowered tax rates, increased the child tax credit and doubled the standard deduction, it expanded the amount of income that’s taxable, mainly by eliminating personal exemptions. At the […]

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10 Strangest Taxes Other Countries Have to Pay

Taxes are no fun — or are they? Some are certainly entertaining when you consider how offbeat they are. For example, there are plenty of strange U.S. taxes — ranging from a tattoo tax in Arkansas to a blueberry tax in Maine. But bizarre levies aren’t limited to America. Plenty of countries have tax laws […]

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15 Crazy Things You Didn’t Know About Your Money

We use money every day, but we don’t know certain things about them. There could be some facts about our bills and coins that might fascinate us. For example, do you know why the government puts out new types of coins so often or what bills are made out of? Check out these crazy things about […]

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