Archive for December, 2013

Tuesday, December 17th, 2013

Got My Paycheck Stub – Paid $45,000 in Income Taxes So Far

I got my paycheck stub today and while I have one more pay period before the end of the year, I couldn’t help but notice that when I add up Federal Income Tax, Social Security, and Medicare taxes, it tallies up to a whopping $45,000.  This is just the tax on my paycheck, there are […]

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Monday, December 16th, 2013

Co-Workers Health Insurance Premium Skyrockets from $750 to $940

How would you handle a 25% increase in monthly health insurance premiums?  That was the topic at lunch today when one of my co-workers (contractor) stated that his family health insurance policy was rising from $750 per month to $940 per month.   I pointed out the obvious, “How do you expect 40 million uninsured people […]

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Friday, December 13th, 2013

Traveling the World While You Can

With several recent deaths in our circle of family and friends of people all in their 50’s, coupled with the fact that my kids have grown from zero to teens in a blink of an eye, I’ve made a concerted effort to visit more of the world over the next few years as quickly as […]

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Thursday, December 12th, 2013

Finally Got My 4 New iPhone 5S Devices

Well it took forever but a few weeks ago I got my four brand new iPhone 5S’s for everyone.   The day I got them I had a flight out to Sweden and when I landed was greeted with a cheerful text message from T-mobile that all my web in Sweden would be “free” and true […]

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