Category Archives: Heads Up

Personal Finance Update: Tax Changes 2013

Now that we’ve made it though the “cliff” and the “Mayan end of the world” scares, let’s take a look at what’s happened to taxes – and it’s been a lot. The payroll tax reduction has ended, new Medicare surtaxes … Continue reading

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Personal Finance Update: Chapter 4, Tax Changes for 2012

As with every year, 2012 begins with a new set of tax rules, and it’s pretty certain that the tax rules will continue to change throughout 2012.  What makes this a certainty is that Congress did not address some of … Continue reading

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Podcast Class Assignment: Understanding Operation Twist

A lot has been happening lately in the economy.  Last week the Federal Reserve announced they were going to launch something called Operation Twist.  The Fed, worried about unemployment, is trying to lower long-term interest rates, hoping that this action … Continue reading

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