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Is Buying a Snowplow a Good Investment?

Have you ever had one of those winters? It feels like it’s been snowing here for days. We got 22 inches earlier this week, and now another six inches are on the way. Schools in Boston and our city of Quincy have been closed for four straight days, which seems crazy to me — buck up, people! […]

Is Buying a Snowplow a Good Investment?

 Photo: Nicholas Smith Have you ever had one of those winters? Here in Boston, it feels like it’s been snowing for days. We got 22 inches earlier this week, and now another 6 inches are on the way. Schools in Boston have been closed for four straight days, which seems crazy to me — buck up, people! […]

Is It Time for You to Go Solar?

Solar power is an increasingly affordable option for homeowners — and it’s not only about roof panels anymore. Photo: Jon Callas The U.S. solar industry now employs nearly 174,000 Americans, according to a recent study from The Solar Foundation. That represents a jump of nearly 22% in a single year. […]

Is It Time for You to Go Solar?

Solar power is an increasingly affordable option for homeowners — and it’s not only about roof panels anymore. Photo: Jon Callas The U.S. solar industry now employs nearly 174,000 Americans, according to a recent study from The Solar Foundation. That represents a jump of nearly 22% in a single year. […]

The ‘Golden Handcuffs’

A good-paying job can make you feel handcuffed — especially if you rely too heavily on the paycheck. Photo: Connor Tarter/TSD Your job pays you well. Quite well. You have good benefits and your paychecks are sweet. The problem is… you’re unhappy. Your job is stressful in a lot of ways. […]

The ‘Golden Handcuffs’

A good-paying job can make you feel handcuffed — especially if you rely too heavily on the paycheck. Photo: Connor Tarter/TSD Your job pays you well. Quite well. You have good benefits and your paychecks are sweet. The problem is… you’re unhappy. Your job is stressful in a lot of ways. […]

Understanding Income and Tax Brackets

An annual income of $65,000 would put you in the 25% tax bracket if you’re single. But that’s not the whole story. Photo: 401(k) There is a good reason so many people seek professional help with preparing their income taxes. […]

Understanding Income and Tax Brackets

An annual income of $65,000 would put you in the 25% tax bracket if you’re single. But that’s not the whole story. Photo: 401(k) There is a good reason so many people seek professional help with preparing their income taxes. […]

Do You Believe in Health Care Sharing Ministries?

Photo: Phalinn Ooi Since Jan. 1, my family has been without traditional health insurance for the first time in our lives. […]

Do You Believe in Health Care Sharing Ministries?

Photo: Phalinn Ooi Since Jan. 1, my family has been without traditional health insurance for the first time in our lives. […]