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  • Tax changes for 2015, and other tax mistakes you could easily make (15 comments)

    This is a guest post from Amanda Argue. Don’t you feel sometimes like income tax is the hardest subject in the world to understand? Well, it’s really nothing to be embarrassed about. That’s exactly what Albert Einstein said way back when: “The hardest thing in the world to understand is income taxes.” – Albert Einstein If the subject was perplexing to a genius like Einstein — and it’s only gotten more complicated since then —…

  • Are you planning to retire to another job? (25 comments)
    This article is by editor Linda Vergon.

    People are living longer, healthier lives. Consequently, they need more income to cover a longer life span than initially expected. That may be what’s fueling an interest among boomers to continue working after retirement instead of pursuing a life of leisure. But it could also be that boomers just like to work. A recent AARP survey determined that 37 percent of nearly 5,000 workers age 50 to…

  • How to invest in index funds (8 comments)
    This article is by staff writer William Cowie.

    [This is the third installment of a three-part series examining index funds. In Part I, we looked at the managed mutual fund market. In Part II, we looked at how an index is calculated and what an index fund is. In this installment, we’ll consider how to evaluate index funds and where to buy them.] Despite that managed mutual funds still dominate the mutual fund landscape,…

  • 5 ideas for a productive staycation (13 comments)
    This article is by staff writer Honey Smith.

    According to a recent blog by the Wall Street Journal, Americans leave $52.4 billion on the table each year in unused paid time off (not including sick or personal leave). This lowers employee productivity and can lead to burnout and retention issues. It is also quite expensive for companies themselves, since the time and money associated with PTO are liabilities on their balance sheets. Sometimes, though,…

  • How much do you spend on fireworks? (22 comments)
    This article is by staff writer Holly Johnson.

    A few weeks ago, I received a flyer from a fireworks store that made me shake my head. “Spend $400 in one purchase and earn 40% off for the rest of the season,” it read. “What a bargain,” I thought as I flung it toward the recycling bin. I mean, does anyone really spend $400 at the fireworks store? Then I remembered that, yes, many people…