Monthly Archives: April 2009

2009 IRS Federal Income Tax Schedules – Tax Brackets

A few weeks ago, as I was searching the IRS website (for an unrelated publication), I stumbled across this PDF File, outlining the 2009 IRS Federal Income Tax Rate Schedules.  These rate schedules define various tax brackets.  It’s always good … Continue reading

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Visa Debit Cards More Popular Than Visa Credit Cards

Are people falling in love with their debit cards? During the quarter ending December 31, 2008, people made $203 billion in purchases using their Visa credit cards.  During that same period, people made $206 billion in purchases using their Visa … Continue reading

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12 Months To A Fully-Funded Roth IRA

Are you a procrastinator?  Good news.  Even if you missed the first four months of 2009,  you still have a full “year” to make contributions!  That’s right.  The contribution time-table runs from January 1, 2009 until April 15, 2010. For … Continue reading

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The Negotiator

I hate face-to-face negotiations.  So, in the past, I’ve paid full price for items that I’m sure I could have gotten for less, simply because I don’t like asking for discounts.  Recently, however, I managed to to make two rather … Continue reading

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