January 26, 2015

One Hidden Way the IRS Hurts the Bereaved

One Hidden Way the IRS Hurts the Bereaved

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It is often said that the only two certainties in life are death and taxes. The IRS takes that truism to heart.

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The Missing $622 Billion

Federal Program Inventories vs OMB: $622 Billion Missing

With trillions of dollars to spend, you’d think the least the government could do is maintain consistent records.

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This is What Causes Jack Bogle to Shake His Head

What Causes Jack Bogle to Shake His Head

When this poor planning affects the investments in our 401(k) plans and the communities that we live in, we pay more and we get less.

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2015 Tax Tables

2015 Tax Facts

The tax tables have arrived! Here are some highlights to keep in mind for the 2015 tax year.

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The Success of Freedom Investing

The Success of Freedom Investing

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It is a simple thought experiment. Would you rather invest in South Korea or in North Korea?

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What Is The US Dollar Index?

What Is The US Dollar Index?

How is the change in the value of the dollar computed?

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Fiduciary Fight

Fiduciary Fight Part 5: Lobbyists Won’t Help

“We’d be fools to underestimate their tenacity and creativity when it comes to protecting their executive bonus pools.”

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How Much Should I Have Saved Toward College in 2015?

How Much Should I Have Saved Toward College in 2015?

With three young energetic boys, the growing costs of college education weigh heavily on my mind. Here are the age-based benchmarks we use to ensure that our 529 college savings is on track to meet our goals.

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The FY 2013 Federal Program Inventory

What is the Federal Program Inventory?

The GPRA Modernization Act of 2010 had a vision: to “provide Congress and the public a clearer picture of the programs that exist across the Federal government.” Like most things in government, it failed to live up to its goals.

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Freedom Countries - 2014 Returns

Returns from the Countries with Economic Freedom

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Freedom investing beat the EAFE Foreign index by 7.92% in 2014.

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