05.17.13

Fear of Federal Income Taxes in Relation To Earning More

I get notes pretty regularly from readers who express concern that earning more won’t actually gain them anything. “Why should I earn more than I’m

Investments, Taxes, and Worry

Johnny writes in: The one thing that has kept me from diving into investing is fear of taxes. Every time I read about taxes and

Charity and Your Tax Bill

Edit: I made a mistake with the standard deduction math and explanation near the end of the original version of this post. I have since

Turning the Corner with a Side Business

A few weeks ago, I put out a call on Twitter and on Facebook for detailed posts that people would like to see. I got

04.19.11

Thoughts on Filing Taxes & Improving The Process

I considered posting this article during the actual tax season, but I decided to wait until the rush of actually filing taxes was over. Almost

12.23.09

9 Things to Do to Get Ready for Tax Season Now!

With Christmas comes the new year, and with the new year comes the painful cycle of preparing one’s taxes. I personally loathe tax season –

08.11.09

How Much Do Taxes Matter To You?

Susan writes in: I feel so helpless as a taxpayer, watching the ridiculous directions the senate, house and president are taking my country. Being self-employed,

07.09.09

Rothe IRA vs. 401k: Taxes & The Future

One big point that I often bring up in favor of Roth IRAs is the fact that you’ve already paid your income taxes on it.

04.14.08

Six Things I Think I Think After Filing Income Taxes

(Many apologies to the great Peter King, my favorite football writer, for the title of this article.) Just this morning, I finished up my income

07.19.07

Personal Finance 101: Capital Gains Tax

What Are Capital Gains and How Much Tax Do You Have to Pay? A reader wrote in wanting a simple explanation of a very hairy

06.21.07

The Future: Where Will Tax Brackets Go In 30 Years?

I try very hard to avoid political discussions on The Simple Dollar because it often winds up in partisan bickering, but I feel that a

Should I Prepay On My Home Loan Or Put It Into Savings?

I had a lengthy and interesting discussion with my wife this morning about the interest rate on our home loan. We are locked in at

05.09.07

The Simple Dollar Talks Politics (Sort Of)

Although I usually avoid politics like the plague, I felt this was an important issue to address. Yesterday, one of my fellow personal finance bloggers

04.27.07

Don’t Fear The Higher Tax Bracket

One of my readers, Annie, writes: I am up for a promotion at work, but a coworker says that I shouldn’t try to get the

04.22.07

Tax Refund: 10 Things To Do & 5 Things Not To Do

Tax season is finally over, and millions of Americans will receive checks in the mail in the coming weeks from the IRS. Although I do

Debunking Henry Blodget

Hopefully that title got your attention. In fact, it’s a variation on the subtitle of an article posted to Slate.com yesterday, Spend Every Dime!, which

Tax Witholdings and Savings Questions

Recently, a reader of The Simple Dollar contacted me with an interesting question about tax withholdings: With the tax year over, we get to see