This year, we basically broke even on our tax returns, which means (I guess) that we’re taking out an appropriate amount for deductions from our paycheck. Hopefully, none of you are out there panicking about your taxes right now. On to some personal finance notes.
Think Dual Incomes Is A Great Thing? Think Again A simple point, but one that becomes clearer and clearer to my wife and I every year. Once you reach a certain point, more income doesn’t matter as much as it used to. For example, if I’m making $20,000 and get a $1,000 a year raise, that’s huge. If I’m making $75,000 and get a $1,000 a year raise, that’s peanuts – plus Uncle Sam will take more of it than it would have if I were poorer. (@ the golden parachute)
20 Tips For Getting Your Security Deposit Back As we get closer and closer to the big move, these tips become more and more valuable to us. We’ve lived here for several years and are just about to move on to a home of our own. (@ wise bread)
Do You Really Know How Much It Costs To Own Your Car? Yes, a lot. Far more than most people give a car credit for. (@ the digerati life)
The Simple Dollar Retro: The Value of Personal Appearance This is among my favorite pieces I’ve ever written here, and the first time I started to really draw a connection between personal development and personal finance. It is financially important for you to take care of your personal appearance, but that doesn’t mean you should dump a bunch of cash on expensive things.