February 14th, 2018 Newsletter

Feb 14, 2018
What Do You Know About the New Tax Brackets?

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A hallmark of the new tax law signed by President Trump just before Christmas is the new structure for tax rates and tax brackets that took effect January 1. The latest tax overhaul is the most significant in more than 30 …
Kiplinger

A Quick Guide to Your W-2 Tax Form
If you’re an American who worked as an employee in 2017, then you should have your Form W-2 by now Opens a New Window. Although it’s …
Fox Business
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Americans didn’t get much of a pay raise last year. Thanks, inflation.
Despite all the recent hype, wage growth is still rather meh, especially for the typical American. Average hourly earnings last …
CNN Money

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Equifax hack put more info at risk than consumers knew
The Equifax data breach exposed more of consumers’ personal information than the company first disclosed last year, according to …
ABC News
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Own a home? 4 things to know about filing your 2017 taxes
Don’t be confused by the latest tax changes. It’s last year’s rules you’ll be following when you file your return this year. You may …
USA Today

Who decides when to print money in the U.S.?
The U.S. Treasury decides to print money in the United States as it owns and operates printing presses. However, the Federal …
Investopedia
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A Money Lesson for Newlyweds (and Other Lovers)
Roses on Valentine’s Day are a romantic classic, but what’s even better for a strong, happy marriage? Money harmony. And it all starts …
Kiplinger

61% of Americans Don’t Negotiate Job Offers — and That’s a Mistake
Whether you’re new to the workforce or are looking to make a change, landing a job offer Opens a New Window. is certainly no small …
Fox Business
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6 steps to creating a budget
If you’re a budgeting newbie, fear not: Here’s your step-by-step guide to getting your finances in order. If you’ve never followed …
USA Today

Electric cars have benefits, but likely won’t save you money
Electric cars have a lot of perks: zero emissions, a quiet ride and instant acceleration. But can they save you money? Probably not …
ABC News
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3 things you need to know about the 4% rule
I have questions about the “maximum safe withdrawal rate,” or the 4% rule. If you’re withdrawing the money from an IRA, do you …
CNN Money

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“You are what you eat, so my advice is to eat a lot of rich food.”
Copyright © Randy Glasbergen
Trivia
What is the average life span of an American $1 bill?
See the answer below.
Why Aren’t More Families Talking Money?
Money is often considered a taboo topic among friends. But it turns out, families are hesitant to talk about it as well. According …
Fox Business
What Year Was It?

St. Valentine Beheaded

St. Valentine Beheaded

Valentine, a holy priest in Rome in the days of Emperor Claudius II, was executed.
The day was Feb 14. What year was it?

Quote of the Week
“A nickel ain’t worth a dime anymore.”
Yogi Berra
Trivia Answer
What is the average life span of an American $1 bill?
Answer: 5 years
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