“Don’t tax you, don’t tax me, tax that fellow behind the tree!” — Senator Russell B. Long “No one should see how laws or sausages are made. To retain respect for sausages and laws, one must not watch them in the
The dwindling number of kids who still collect comic books have another reason to persist in the hobby after news that the first Superman comic book recently sold for a record $1 million. Of course, a combination of rarity and preservation is what delivered the big payday and few other books are likely to be worth anything close to $1 million. Furthermore, trying to get rich by purchasing collectibles is not generally the best path to wealth. What this story does illustrate is the massive power of compound interest and the opportunity to convey this information to young people effectively. Read this article for more details.
The annual tax filing deadline of April 15 is still nearly three months away and few taxpayers have even started to contemplate the dreaded process of filling out tax forms. The Internal Revenue Service provides some guidelines regarding whether one needs to file a Federal income tax return, but even those who may not be required to file can often benefit by doing so. This article presents six reasons to promptly file a tax return for 2009.
This is the time of year when millions of people go through the process of setting New Year’s resolutions. Unfortunately, many resolutions will not even survive the first few weeks of 2010. Why are New Year’s resolutions very difficult to keep? One possibility is that people tend to put off dealing with the most intractable issues until the new year and, as a result, few are able to follow through for very long. Read this article for several financial resolutions which should be achievable in 2010.
When a consumer purchases a new automobile, the overall experience is never complete without a trip to the finance manager’s office where all types of additional products and services are offered including pre-paid maintenance, rust proofing and extended warranties. By this stage of the process, the price has usually been negotiated with the salesperson and the consumer just wants to get out of the showroom and on the road.