IRS

Recently the Washington Post ran an editorial by Catherine Rampell discussing the Ted Cruz proposal to get rid of the IRS. [“Cruz’s Anti-IRS illogic,” Washington Post, 3/24/15] “Imagine abolishing the IRS” he tells his audience, where they “have more words in the IRS code than there are words in the bible.”

Congress makes the tax law, which is so complicated the collection process generates additional problems unrelated to the taxes Congress expects us to pay. Since the IRS only operates with forms Americans are forced to pay their taxes by filling out forms filled with details that often require additional forms and sub-forms all governed by thousands of pages of tax law.

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Estate Planning: Do I Need It?

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None of us like to think about what happens after we’re gone. When you’re young you think you’re invincible, that nothing bad will ever happen and that the future can take care of itself. But the fact is, anything could happen to us at any time and if you don’t get your financial affairs in […]

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These are the Best Online Savings Accounts Right Now

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I’ve loved online savings accounts ever since I saw my first bit of interest accrue in my ING Direct account way back in 2006. I was at work, had checked my balance in the morning, and then checked again later in the day … only to find I had more money in my account. It […]

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How We Saved Enough Money for a Down Payment on a House

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We’ve owned our house for nearly 6 years now, which is pretty unbelievable. It doesn’t sound like an incredibly long time, but over the course of those six years, a lot has happened. Our daughter was born just a few months before we moved into the house, so it was a pretty crazy time in […]

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5 Pieces of Finance Software that Will Change Your Life

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As we begin to recover from the financial crisis, there are more and more opportunities becoming available to us to help us with our financial planing. Whether it’s sponsored programs by our local banks or even apps, the digital age is here to help us with our finances. Whether you know where every penny is […]

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Zenbanx is the Follow Up to Arkhadi Kuhlmann’s Revolutionary ING Direct

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If you’ve ever read anything on this site, then you probably know how much we love(d) ING Direct, the ultimate game changer in online banking, online savings accounts, and online money management. Day to day, not a ton has changed since their purchase by and renaming to Capital One 360, but for many of us […]

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