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Frequently Asked Questions – What is My Tax Bracket?

July 2, 2012
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Question: What is my tax bracket? Answer: Generally, a tax bracket is the income tax rate at which you are taxed for a certain range of income. The income ranges vary, depending on your filing status: single, married filing jointly (or qualifying widow(er)), married filing separately, or head of household. Brackets are expressed by their…

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Medicare Tax on Investment Income

June 20, 2012
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  Beginning in 2013, high-income individuals may be subject to a new 3.8% Medicare contribution tax on some or all of their unearned income. For more information, click the link to the video below: Medicare Tax on Investment Income   *image used courtesy of stock.xchng

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High-Wage Individuals Face New Medicare Payroll Tax in 2013

June 13, 2012
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  Starting in 2013, high-wage individuals will be subject to an additional 0.9% hospital insurance (HI), or Medicare, payroll tax. This video explains the basics of the new payroll tax. 2013 – Additional Medicare Payroll Tax *image used courtesy of stock.xchng  

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Should You Pay Off Your Mortgage or Invest?

January 24, 2012
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Owning a home outright is a dream that many Americans share. Having a mortgage can be a huge burden, and paying it off may be the first item on your financial to-do list. But competing with the desire to own your home free and clear is your need to invest for retirement, your child’s college…

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Putting on the Right Market Cap: Why Stock Size Matters

February 17, 2010

While there have been many times in history when the U.S. stock market’s performance was driven in large part by the successes of large companies, there have been other times when the innovation and high-growth orientation of smaller or midsized firms led the charge during an economic boom. This raises an important question for investors…

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