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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. […]

15 Strategies for Saving Money at a Restaurant

If you fill up on free appetizers, such as chips and salsa, you can order a smaller entree. Photo: mnchilemom I am a huge advocate for preparing and eating meals at home. It’s almost always drastically cheaper than eating out. You have fine control over the quality and quantity of the ingredients. You can make whatever you want and you’re not restricted by a menu. […]

The 21st Century Wallet: Will Mobile Payments Go Mainstream?

Security issues, competing technologies, and unproven consumer demand are some of the kinks that still need to be worked out by mobile payment platforms such as Apple Pay (shown) and Google Wallet. Photo: Apple When I set out to write about the pros and cons of mobile payment or electronic wallet technologies, I assumed it would be a simple and interesting subject. Interesting, yes. […]